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SVFlyingEagle 08-24-2013 09:17 PM

Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Dry Flush (an apparent alternative to both wet and composting marine toilets) claims to have sold units to boaters, but I have yet to find even one boater that has pulicly said anything about their experience with it. Does anyone in the SailNet community have one who's willing to comment on it? Searching on the product name provides the manufacturer's web link.

jimgo 08-24-2013 11:22 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Looks interesting. I'll be curious to see any reviews.

Seaduction 08-25-2013 09:15 AM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
And where does one dispose of the "used" bags? I'm sure the landfill operators would love squishing those bags with their dozers on a Monday morning.

SVFlyingEagle 08-25-2013 01:06 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Already researched the disposal issue. Turns out its the same as for diaper disposal. In fact there's a similar product which wraps used diapers, called Diaper Genie, that's been marketed for years. In the US the sanitary landfilling of human waste (whether wrapped or not) appears to be locally governed by municipal or county ordinance. Where I'm docked its legal to toss it in the trash bin.

Azzarac 08-25-2013 01:12 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Its legal to dispose of human waste in landfills. It is done many times a day with baby/adult diapers.

Seaduction 08-25-2013 01:31 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Sic transit feces Mundi!

hellosailor 08-25-2013 05:38 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Sounds like a clever idea but also sounds like they can't sell it. Their web site doesn't have nay links to order bag kits, or even a list price for the kits.

So if you can't order bags, what's the use?

And if they can't sell bags, and have only two US resellers, who might not sell bags, what do you do with their toilet if they go out of business? Have custom bespoke bags made up by those wonderfully clever folks in the Khyber Pass?

Plastic bags, kitty litter. Available all over the world, cheap.

jimgo 08-25-2013 11:25 PM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
HelloSailor, I think that, if you're going to buy their toilet, it would make sense to buy a few years' supply of refills, too, just in case.

I get the impression they are new to the market, and that's why they don't have many resellers listed, etc.

hellosailor 08-26-2013 12:02 AM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
jimgo-
At some point everyone is or was new to the market. Why, I even remember when there were only two guys selling fire and you had to walk uphill six miles through the snow to reach either one of them.

But in this day and age? I mean, if the guys who are selling this stuff have any business sense, they should be making all of it available "at retail" online. That's what companies do, they sell at full list price in case there's no local source, and that way their local dealers are supported because they can sell the product cheaper or faster or more conveniently--if there are any local dealers.

No way to buy the product? Doesn't auger well for future availability, does it? No thanks, I'll stick to something where there's no patent issue. And really, clumping kitty litter and a double cheap plastic bag work wonders if you don't have plumbing.

Minnewaska 08-26-2013 07:10 AM

Re: Dry Flush head installation/use experience?
 
Which is worse? Putting those plastic bags in the dirt or putting biodegradable waste in the water?

(I'm not suggesting dumping in NDZs)


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