So maybe adding a bidet would only work with an outhouse type configuration then? Dig a deep hole under a moveable outhouse and let the excess water seap into the earth?
Back to the bucket system though, what if two buckets with two toilet seats were used? One for the elimination and then scoot over to the second seat with the bidet and clean off. It would still be considered black water but maybe easier to dispose of in a covered hole dug in the woodlot somewhere? Just trying to think of ideas to make it work. Many times the bidet and toilet are two separate fixtures anyways.
Adam Moore wrote:Hey Lisa, I use a bidet toilet seat attachement that I bought on Amazon for about $30. It is currently hooked up to the water supply inside my house. My family loves it. We use much less toilet paper and it is more sanitary. I had the same idea about using it with a composting toilet. What you need to do is get a cheap garden tank sprayer for about $30 and remove the sprayer. Next just splice the two tubes together, or if your lucky the bidet tube will be the same size. A home depot should have the proper attachements. All you would have to do once assembled is attach the bidet to the composting toilet seat and make sure the tank has been pumped to build pressure in it. I experimented with mine a while back and it works fine. My plan was to use a urine divertor for just the urine to make sure it doesnt get too wet. The bidet water would fall into to the bucket. But the bidet really does not use that much water. My family does use a bit of toilet paper to dry off but you could hang a small towel for each member of your family to pat dry with. Another item I use is a squatty potty stool. All it is is a stool to help you get into a squatting position to help eliminate waste. My daughter had elimination problems and this helped alot. So I would definetly add some kind of pull out stool. I hope this doesn't sound gross but when you are able to completely eliminate quickly then there is less need for toilet paper or spraying.
I also think there is better options than toilet paper and the bidet has worked for us. I hope this helps.
Dale Hodgins wrote:A warm glass of water, poured into the hand as required is safer than those jet things and the temperature isn't a surprise every time. TP first, then the water.
Adam Klaus wrote:I totally agree with your preference for a bidet over toilet paper.
To your question, it is going to be problematic because you just cant put all that water into a compost toilet system.
If you want to get rustic, a hose works. Not really acceptable to your sanitary enforcement people, but cleans your backside nicely.
Renate Haeckler wrote:It's broth made by slow cooking bones that have a lot of tendons and cartilage in them - the minerals dissolve into the broth, as do glucosamine and chondroitin from the cartilage. You can add a little acid like vinegar to dissolve even more minerals out.
See http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/broth-is-beautiful for a lot of information on how to make and use it and the benefits.
Brendan McNamara wrote:
Anyway thanks for the constructive criticism.. PS I did contribute something.. isn't it a pretty picture I painted?