Composting Toilets

I'm looking for plans to build a composting toilet. I want one like the commercial ones that use heat and have a finishing compartment. I would like not to have to mess with it for 6 months to a year. It is for my tour bus. I just need help and ideas on the composting mechanical part as I have the toilet it self designed Thanks

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lemonie7 years ago
How much space do you have for this on the bus? L
Charley Davidson (author)  lemonie7 years ago
23 wide 32 deep 30 high approx. if I keep it all in the basement which I prefer. Just the toilet it self would be up in the bathroom.
You did say "tour bus" - what units are you quoting? Or would you be moving material from the bus to your basement? L
Charley Davidson (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Yes I did. Inches. The bus is a MCI8 the bottom bays are also referred to as basements. I am usually the only person on the bus and the commercially advertised units boast 1 years use without dumping for 2 people. My idea is to put in either an auger or a horizontal drum that rotates for mixing the crap with the composting crap. I will build a solar heat collector to keep circulated heat in the unit. thought maybe make the drum out of ss mesh or have at least an area with ss mesh for the dried finer compost to filter through. Am I on the right track? Thanks for the prompt replies. This sight is cool.
I'd have a look at this site http://www.natsol.co.uk/, they're serious. I think they'd respond to an e-mail. Poke about and you can find a "compact". They tie into The centre for alternative technology - serious and long-established for "green" rather than profit.
These people know better than than me and I'd expect them to be interested in your project.

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Charley Davidson (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Thanks Lemonie nice links. Had to figure out the comma needed removed for first link. Nice units and I may have to go that route if I can't find a mechanical design that speeds up composting. Again helpful and prompt, thanks
I wouldn't like to describe the Alternative Energy Centre as "a commune of hippies", but they've been doing their alternative thing in Wales for a long time now, they've got a philosophy and are trying to do this sort of thing with serious intent (I've used their toilets). I guess the business comes out of it, but see what you get.

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"A commune of VERY RICH hippies" originally I believe.....Interesting place, but too hair-shirted for my taste.
Mmm yes, they charge you money to go in and use their urine-collection systems etc.

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