Lisa Marie

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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.



I really like this two bucket system with the compost toilet. And you are correct - I have seen very nice bidet systems in homes where the actual toilet is separate from the bidet unit. I cannot wait until I can experiment with this myself. ~Thanks for the tips!
5 years ago
Bill - It's been a while - but I do recall those peri-bottles...... I had almost forgotten about them. I currently use a similar item in my regular indoor toilet. I had not thought about this for an outdoor compost system. ~ Thanks for the great idea!
5 years ago

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.

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Adam -wow! These are great ideas. I thought I was the only one interested in bidets! It is such a cleaner and refreshing experience. And with a little liquid soap thrown in with some toilet paper - what else could you possibly want?? !!

Thanks for providing the instructions for building a compost bidet and sharing your experiences.

5 years ago

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.



Hey Dale - I agree. TP first and then water! That's the best way!!
5 years ago

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.



Adam - I did not realize that putting water into the compost toilet system would be a problem. That is why I posted my question. However, the hose option sounds good - i guess as long as it does not drain into the compost toilet itself.
5 years ago

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.



Renate- thanks for the link. I have never made this before and it sounds really delicious!
5 years ago
I replied to a few posts in Paul's Residual Income thread and then decided to start this new thread. In this new topic, I would like to focus on creating and marketing information products like e-books. Because I started thinking a bit deeper about the whole process and discovered that there is more to it than meets the eye.

You not only have to create a fantastic little e-book with a kick ass cover or a DVD, etc. But, simultaneously, you have to be thinking of ways of marketing it and reaching your target market. In this case - just because you built it - doesn't mean that they will come! For example, Paul is able to talk about the Rocket Mass Heater DVD through these forums. He has an active audience already that he can market to. Do you currently have an active audience that you can market to or do you have to develop one for your information product? And what are some ways to develop one?

I am considering starting a blog about my expertise. Then I can start cranking out articles before I can begin trying to market my information products - which need to be developed. Although, this is one way to start - it might not be the best way. There are multiple ways to get this going. I just want to start taking some action.



5 years ago

Brendan McNamara wrote:
Anyway thanks for the constructive criticism.. PS I did contribute something.. isn't it a pretty picture I painted?



Brendan - yes, you are a very talented artist. I love your artwork. And I think that sometimes - newbies - tend to want that networking connection with others quickly. And this enthusiasm might come across to others as being a bit too aggressive and too forward. Although it sounds as if you have good intentions. I think we have all been there... Best of Luck to you with your project!
5 years ago
Has anyone ever seen a composting toilet with a bidet fixture or other water fixture for personal cleansing purposes?

This might sound strange to some - but using dry toilet paper to "clean" with - is not really what I consider clean. Using a little soap and water is a lot nicer .....
5 years ago
What is bone broth? Is this the same as chicken broth that can be purchased at the store?
5 years ago