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Any feedback on the "squatter version"?
I talked to the owner of Nature's Head at the show and he said he is aware of the issue of the unit being a tight fit with smaller boats and boats that have riser platforms. He said they've considered making a shorter version but would only be able to reduce the height by 2-3 inches. He seemed receptive to my feedback and it sounds like if more people request a shorter unit they may actually start making one. I'd encourage anyone who wants a shorter unit to contact Nature's Head directly and let them know.

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We bit the bullet today at the boat show and ordered an Airhead. Nature's Head was not an option due to various configuration issues. So the Airhead is our choice.

We're at that point where we need to rebuild our current toilet (and since it's an old, cheap toilet that really means replacing it) and replace all the hoses. If we're going to do that, well, we're going to try something new. I'll let you know how it turns out when we install over the winter.
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we built our own dry composting head, so we could make it the correct size to fit our space. It was also much less expensive. We used the Seperatt privy kit from Eco Vita Ecovita Privy Kit
we replaced the styrofoam seat with a real toilet seat and used rubber gasket material to make it air tight. We live aboard (on our tug not the SJ28) and have had no issues with the toilet, it works great, no smell and easy to maintain.

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we built our own dry composting head, so we could make it the correct size to fit our space. It was also much less expensive. We used the Seperatt privy kit from Eco Vita Ecovita Privy Kit
we replaced the styrofoam seat with a real toilet seat and used rubber gasket material to make it air tight. We live aboard (on our tug not the SJ28) and have had no issues with the toilet, it works great, no smell and easy to maintain.
Do you by any chance have any pictures of the install? It would be interesting to see another approach. Thanks!
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Basically we just built a wooden box and used containers that would fit the height we needed. Most people use a bucket (like the kind you get at home depot with the lid) but that made our unit too tall, so we ended up using a stainless steel pot from a restaurant supply store and a small plastic kitty litter container jug. I don't have any photos hosted online, I don't like the free photo hosting sites, so sorry, no photos.

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How many gallons of pink stuff do I need?

to winterize my Nature's Head?????

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Would it be possible to run a poll asking how members feel about composting heads?
I get the impression that a whole lot of people are grossed out about the idea and it might be informative to get a real picture of people's attitudes... poll?
Let's do a poll! I'm in and can't wait to change out our current system. Does everyone know about the book Humanure? very valuable information.

All we need now are willing thermophillic composting facilities up and down every coast-line waiting for our valuable bucket contents!!! Maybe there will be a composting facility section in the various cruiser guides or this web-sites?
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We use tea tree oil. A drop in the empty pee jar. and a drop in the squirt bottle for rinsing. fffresssh. Our composter is the best money we have spent so far.


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We use tea tree oil. A drop in the empty pee jar. and a drop in the squirt bottle for rinsing. fffresssh. Our composter is the best money we have spent so far.
Thanks Gil, I've never heard of the stuff. Where do you get it?
How often do you empty the receptacle now? I find that I have to empty mine just about every day when it's still less than half full. It would be nice to be able to get a couple of days out of it.
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