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Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

With our C-head we have a tiny spray bottle with a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with water and just mist the pee chute after each use. NO ODOR!
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With our C-head we have a tiny spray bottle with a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with water and just mist the pee chute after each use. NO ODOR!
I don't get any urine smells from the C-Head itself either, especially since I started spritzing with the vinegar-based cleaner. But pouring out over-ripe jugs can get pretty overpowering... does your tea tree oil also take care of that?
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I don't get any urine smells from the C-Head itself either, especially since I started spritzing with the vinegar-based cleaner. But pouring out over-ripe jugs can get pretty overpowering... does your tea tree oil also take care of that?
It's not bad...certainly not overpowering.

But there was that time I had asparagus for dinner.
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Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

I'm a live aboard and am lazy so have a collection of jugs (not really that bad only 3). When I forget to add the stuff the pee ferments and builds up on the inside of the jug. The stuff I add removes it, comes off in brown flakes. Stuff is blue, after mixing with pee is green and smells a little like chlorophyll. If you get it on your hands alcohol gel hand cleaner works great.
This stuff works great for port-i-potties but would really screw up the "bugs" in a c-head so I recommend for a totally separate pee jug

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If you mean the toilet lid, here's one with the seat and lid up - although the crank isn't in place.



Here's one from the day I was unpacking the unit, with the entire top up.


Thanks. That looks a far better unit all around than either Airhead or Natures head.
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Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

The "bomb bay opening" seems a bit small in the above picture.
How do I ask this without too much grossness?
Ah, are there occasions when the deposits leave deposits on the
diverter (black thing with spout) ? Is much practice required before
one becomes proficient at hitting the opening?
I can't believe I'm asking these questions.
I guess a lot depends on the position of the depositor. Since the stirrer
is mounted in the center of the bucket that impacts the available area for the opening.
The advantage of a horizontal stirrer is that the whole top of the bucket is available
to receive deposits but the mechanical coupling to the crank handle
is a bit more complex if one has an outer shell and an internal bucket.
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The "bomb bay opening" seems a bit small in the above picture.
How do I ask this without too much grossness?
Ah, are there occasions when the deposits leave deposits on the
diverter (black thing with spout) ? Is much practice required before
one becomes proficient at hitting the opening?
I can't believe I'm asking these questions.
I guess a lot depends on the position of the depositor. Since the stirrer
is mounted in the center of the bucket that impacts the available area for the opening.
The advantage of a horizontal stirrer is that the whole top of the bucket is available
to receive deposits but the mechanical coupling to the crank handle
is a bit more complex if one has an outer shell and an internal bucket.
Well, I've never hit anything but open air, and there wasn't any learning curve. I just plop down on it like I would any other toilet; if I land on the toilet seat I'm in the right place.

Keep in mind that the toilet seat sets directly on the C-Head's top, so one's back end is practically hanging through the opening. Makes it hard to miss... In fact I'm not sure you could if you tried, unless you started squatting above it instead of sitting down.
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Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

add: don't toilets with trap doors have you use coffee filters? If someone can hit a coffee filter, I think they can hit the opening in a C-Head.
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The coffee filter is kind of like a catchers mit I guess
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add: don't toilets with trap doors have you use coffee filters? If someone can hit a coffee filter, I think they can hit the opening in a C-Head.
No coffee filter with the Nature's head, but you have to remember to open the trap door at the right time! I believe it was the Air Head that suggested the coffee filter, but you don't need one.
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