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Composting Head-a years review

Authored by the Latrine's Queen of S/V Tango..

"For all those composting heads users.....after a number of experiments trying to
reduce the urine smell from the liquids container of our AirHead I have found what I
think solves that nose curling aroma when it is time to empty.
We tried white vinegar...,.i would give that a score of 2 out of 5
Tried 409 non bleach spray... I would give that a score if 3.5 out of 5.
The winner is that I spray my empty liquids tank with 409 them add about a tablespoon of
OxiClean to the container. I swish this mixture around in the jug and put the jug in
place for use. This removes any stains in the jug and also lowers the ‚€œstink‚€Ě factor
to almost zero.
Give it a try and see if you agree.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Composting New Year!"
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Re: Composting Head-a years review

Thanks!

I"m just starting to build a composting head. I would have rather bought, but space constraints on a little O'day 22 are kinda extreme.
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Re: Composting Head-a years review

Kinda partial to cherry flavoured urinal pucks. Available at most bus station washrooms.
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Re: Composting Head-a years review

My urine tank smells when I take it out to dump it. There is no smell when it is in place.

I initially tried vinegar and sugar. No difference. Havenít tried this 409 spray (whatever that is), but my current solution seems obvious and simple to me: I cap the tank right away when I take it out for disposal.

Cap on: no-stink. Cap off: stink.

Smells while dumping Ö doesnít seem like a big deal to me.

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Kinda partial to cherry flavoured urinal pucks. Available at most bus station washrooms.
I'm afraid to ask how you know that they are cherry flavored.
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Re: Composting Head-a years review

The use of sugar as recommended by AirHead on page 6 of the users manual didn't work?

Most would be using OdorBan or another deodorizer specifically for preventing urine odors such as Malador, BioBlue, Walex, etc.
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Kinda partial to cherry flavoured urinal pucks. Available at most bus station washrooms.
I'm not going to judge you on the stealing aspect, but I'm definitely judging you on the reaching in and taking one aspect.

I share slap's curiosity as to the flavoring.

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Re: Composting Head-a years review

Need to disinfect the urine pot or the bacterial colonies growing on the walls will generate stink. Bleach rinse with cap on when empty should do the trick. Donít dump the bleach just use it as is.

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Re: Composting Head-a years review

I wouldnít be surprised that oneís own diet and hydration level affects this too.

Whatever one does, Iím quite opposed to using chemicals in any waste holding container. Our waste is biodegradable, until we make it otherwise.
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Bleach is very biodegradable, forming no harmful residuals whatsoever.

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