Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Edenton, NC
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Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.
Add us to the C-Head fan club. After a year, we find it entirely odor-free, very easy to maintain, and have had no cleaning or urine overflow problems. For men whose whole self-concept is tied to their very-special ability to stand up to pee, I invite them to either get over their little hangup or to head for the lee rail... Most men cannot aim nearly as well as they seem to think they can, and I am on that boat to enjoy myself, not to clean up splattered urine. Ick!!
The size of the C-Head is far superior, for our boat, anyway, to the other two composters. it is narrow, requires no side room for the crank, and is no taller than the toilet at home, thus no platform, no extra overhead room, or footrest necessary.
Emptying the urine container is not a problem for us... Carrying a gallon jug to the restroom when we stop for fuel is easy and inconspicuous. Nobody would even imagine the terribly illegal dumping of a jug over the side or in the nearest shoreside wilderness bushes before bedtime..and perish the very idea of rinsing that jug down the sink with the grey water. The used peat/poop goes neatly into a ventilated secondary container, very quick, odorless and easy job, for months later disposal ashore.
We know there are fastidious folk who are grossed out by compost, but fine and dandy with gallons of sewage beneath their bunks, flapper valves, stinky hoses, chemicals, and such. They are ok with waiting their turn at the nearest pumpout station on a beastly hot day, (if it is even operating), keeping a pumpout log-required by law in some areas, unclogging, er, 'unapproved deposits' by uncooperative guests, and replacing worn out or broken components at the worst possible time, but are horrified at the couple of minutes required to dump a bucket of lumpy dried peat in a plastic bag every few weeks and disposing of it, along with the galley trash. Whatever! It is great to have choices, then, isn't it?