Denise Cares wrote:Am having a hard time figuring this thing out. I can't see a 'funnel' in the pictures. I see an orange container for the front (pee) and the white bucket at the back, but where did the gallon jug come from and what is feeding into it? I don't understand the 'cover' over the jug photo. Could someone label these pictures to point out the special features? Maybe my visual discrimination is just bad..
Travis Schulert wrote:Compost Toilet: Pros, cons, and modifications.
When I first built this, we just used a bucket situated underneath. The bucket was wider than a standard 5 gallon bucket and it was easy for both of us to use, but both wastes would mix together. This meant a lot more saw dust, and no matter how much you put in it would still pool at the bottom of the bucket and go stagnant quickly.
I had read a post on here of a much more elaborate diy toilet, so I just simplified my version and made it a short project. Credit for some of what I did goes to that guy or gal, it was awhile back that I read the post so I don’t remember.
I used a 5 gallon bucket for the funnel, and used a heat gun to soften the plastic and cut it to its base form. After a few attempts and fails I got the shape right, and from there used to heat gun to mold it into a better shape and to fit it in my toilet box.
The money saved is far superior to any inconvenience of this lifestyle.