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Thought I'd be better resuscitating this thread rather than starting a fresh one, as it seems most relevant:

We're looking at retrofitting compost toilets, and I'm looking for the most "socially acceptable" solution so that a) everybody uses it, and b) visitors go away converted. Plus, we may not have the ability to do a "direct drop".

With this all in mind, I've found some "micro-flush" systems which have a conventional ceramic pan, and can cope multiple pans and a remote collection unit - but they're all made in Canada! Does anybody know of any British-made ones?

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Timely reminder.... for a progress update!

Am I there yet? Noooooo not quite!

I have now finished the shed in the patio where the "throne" is to be situated (did I mention the throne - I found it a while ago, its an old stage prop throne that now has a loo seat fitted... :lol: ).

However it hasn't been christened yet!

My main worry is the time factor. I know I just need to get in the habit of moving buckets etc.... but right now, with full time work......

IT WILL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY!

Anyone else made progress? SunnyJim?

andrew-l, did you look at the humanure site? The links are on the first page.
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Keela wrote:...the throne - I found it a while ago, its an old stage prop throne that now has a loo seat fitted... :lol:
GENIUS :lol: :lol: :lol: (but you wouldn't get a Royal Flush...)
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:lol: Royal flush! Very good!

Andrew-l You should put your website Gentle Descent in your signature or something. You have some nice stuff there. (Hint to others - peek at his profile! ;) )
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Thanks Keela - I think I've got the signature sorted now?! Most of the interesting stuff I write about I found on here though :D
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Update: we discovered a hedgehog making its winter home in one of the bales surrounding our heap, so we've had to build another one. We need all the hedgehogs we can get so I'm going to make sure this one is not disturbed and is good and warm. They are wonderful, beautiful creatures.

The good thing is, each time we build a new humanure compost heap, we improve on the last one!
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Please post a picture of your humanure pile.... please

Oh what a sad life I lead.... :lol: :lol:

Seriously - could you? I'm still doing too much overtime etc. at work to manage to get this running..... I'm a firm believer in knowing my limits... but I want to keep up my enthusiasm.... 8)
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Keela wrote:Please post a picture of your humanure pile.... please
:lol:

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I've got a photo of the contents of Kenneal's compost loo :D
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JohnB wrote:I've got a photo of the contents of Kenneal's compost loo :D
NO! No! No detailed shots please! It's more a distance shot of haybales and scenery with nothing distinctive or recognisable on view... :roll:
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I have pics but nowhere to park 'em just yet.
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How about getting the Japanese to develop luxury compost loos :D
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emordnilap wrote:I have pics but nowhere to park 'em just yet.
You could use http://tinypic.com/
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UP DATE * UP DATE

The humanure throne is in operation........ 8)
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any photos to look at?
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