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Old 10-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Incenerator toilets

Who has one & what is it like to live with?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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I know a couple folks that use them in cabins. One is near full time use and for one person it works well, especially since he likes to water the foilage. It is easy to overload the system if too many people use them. The other is part time only, a couple weeks at a time in summer and weekends most of the year. Works fine, beats the hell out of an outhouse.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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I'm thinking it beats the hell out of a septic system! $$$

I've seen some u tube vids, looks to be easy enough if you take care of it weekly or there abouts. One guy had pulled out of a cabin that had been neglected, cleaned up like new in the end after years of abuse.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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I'm thinking it beats the hell out of a septic system! $$$

I've seen some u tube vids, looks to be easy enough if you take care of it weekly or there abouts. One guy had pulled out of a cabin that had been neglected, cleaned up like new in the end after years of abuse.

First, I'd check your local codes.

We installed one in a pool house (read apartment by the pool) for a customer. I do know the novelty wore off quickly.

One person/occasional use is probably best; two people/occasional may be doable but it is really not for a family.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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Not for a full family. For a one-two person tiny house.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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U better move a mile from the vent. Had one on a boat, disgusting device. Burnt shit stink is not for the faint of heart.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:10 PM   #8
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Neighbor has macerator toilet in a bathroom off the rec room. Instead of having a sewer sump pump to push it up 4 ft and out to the septic field, he installed macerator toilet with a built in pump.

He's a home builder and his house is worth a 1/2 mil. He had many options but went with this, not a lot of use as there are other traditional bathrooms in the house. Had it about 9 years now, and he's happy with it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #9
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... beats the hell out of an outhouse.
What's wrong with an outhouse? Just dump a cup of sawdust down it every time you take a shit and you're golden.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:30 AM   #10
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One of my friends was all gung-ho about them toilets when they bought a rural property. Then she checked on the cost and got the boyfriend to build an outhouse......

Neighbor just last week was getting adamant that I needed such a contraption. Then I told him how much they cost and shut him up.

I use cedar sawdust in my outhouse and once in a while some lime. The Red Wigglers don't seem to mind and work away.....
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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I installed and use one in my uncles cabin for occasional second bathroom when lots of people are there. I also have an outhouse at my shop. I prefer the outhouse.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #12
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I installed and use one in my uncles cabin for occasional second bathroom when lots of people are there. I also have an outhouse at my shop. I prefer the outhouse.
Why? Would you choose an outhouse over the incinerator unit in a home, if the conventional option wasn't there.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #13
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There are also composting systems, use less electricity. Much less. Wonder how the compare, again, I expect they are easy to overload.

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:43 AM   #14
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My Incinolet

Hello Navin (and Guys),

I have a barely used (twice) new top of the line Incinolet in storage.

It runs off 240 volts, and is designed to serve a household of 8.
No problem with it handling a busy family.

I bought it to escape the high cost of the septic install, but the electric company wanted $8000 to connect my rural home.

I am going with solar instead for less $$.
I won't have enough power to run a 240 volt toilet .

New, this incinolet costs around $2000.

I paid $1500 for it from a custom homebuilder who used it just twice.
I tested it once with a piece of paper. It works.

I would consider a reasonable offer for it.

Let me know,
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:49 AM   #15
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good deal... you could give him a deposit...
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