Jami McBride wrote:
So when you opened the lid the smell was eliminated by your fan?
paul wheaton wrote:
I seem to recall reading somewhere that adding ash or lime is not a good idea. It cuts the smell but also stops the microbes from working.
I think peat might not be a good idea either. Too acidic.
I think that some varieties of sawdust are going to work much better than others. I think cottonwood or poplar would work five times better than any conifer.
Muzhik wrote:wheat that is "not suitable for human consumption" (not sure what they mean
Hi all, well we had a Sun Mar for ten years and did not like it, first of it NEVER composted-why it must be at least 70 degrees or more- 24/7/365, then the gnats take over in the summer, must use diazinon to get rid of them, so forget about putting in your garden.
Then it takes about 20 minutes to unload -crank back and forth etc..-hassle. not to mention it costs about $1200~
So finally we found these at http://www.lodge-tech.net/products1.html
It works real good and it diverts the urine unlike most big name brands, takes five minutes to unload, and the gnats are reduced by about 95%
The cost of the materials is at least $100 plus about 2-3 hrs labor, and there are two interior buckets, if you just use a bucket with seat, its going to smell real bad unless vented~
And the urine divert system is not even on most big name brands! and then you could put this in your garden as well~ all this is where the cost comes in I suppose, its well worth it, a wooden box will get moldy as well unless varnished or something>