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Questions tagged [toilet]

bowl and/or location for urination and defecation For questions about [personal-hygiene] use that tag

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Composting toilet v/s urine-diverting dry toilet (UDDT)

An UDDT seems to be the most environmentally friendly alternative, but for some contexts, a composting toilet might seem preferable (like rentals, or camping sites where people don't always remember ...
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Does Sawdust for Humanure/Composting Toilet need to be Powder?

First timer here, just getting into homesteading. I bought a pack of sawdust from Tractor Supply the other night. Finest variety they had. Fine premium pine shavings: This looks like very thin pine ...
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Do totally Chlorine free (TCF) toilet papers exist?

Many online resources suggest that processed Chlorine free (PCF) and TCF toilet papers are more environmentally friendly than elemental Chlorine free (ECF) toilet papers. Although I can find a lot of ...
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Toilet tank with both water main and waste water (underflow)

I'm looking to supply my toilet tank with rain water and grey water from, say, the washing machine, but if that's not enough water to fill up the tank, I want to use water from the water mains to top ...
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How difficult is it to build your own dry, self-composting toilet?

I live in the country and have space on the north-side of my house where it doesn't get too hot in the summer. I think this could be a good place to implant a water-less or dry toilet. I read here ...
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Alternatives to Naphthalene

I started teaching at a school in Indonesia and found some sort of arch-enemy of mine: Naphthalene. People here use huge quantities at toilets to suppress the smell. Some tried to use it against ...
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Are there any self sustainable sanitation solutions for remote and underdeveloped areas?

My organization wants to install toilets and some kind of recycling method in remote underdeveloped areas. The installments should be suitable for hilly and mountainous terrain. Since the area we ...
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Legalities of compost toilets [duplicate]

Is there any compost toilet that is legal for new construction? Assuming the answer is no, will there ever be?
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How will using leaves as toilet paper affect the composting of my toilet?

My bathroom is surrounded by a fuzzy leafed species, planted specifically for this purpose, I imagine. Many people I talk to around here can still vividly remember before toilet paper. I have yet to ...
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How to improve energy efficiency of composting toilet?

I've been looking at a commercial composting toilet for a mobile, off-grid application ("boondocking rv"). I've done a power budget and the toilet is coming out as the biggest user of energy. Power is ...
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How to construct a composting toilet

I want to built a composting toilet. What are the main construction aspects to be considered? Does anyone have a manual to share? I am especially interested in construction schemes which include the ...
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Alternative to Toilet Paper?

Are there any sustainable alternatives for toilet paper? This could either be done by recycled paper (if such exists), but perhaps some other creative solution could be interesting.