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Alternative to Toilet Paper?

To add to Terry and Darren's suggestions, I wanted to insist on the fact that modern bidet attachments are available and easily installable on a sitting water toilet without major modification. This ...
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How difficult is it to build your own dry, self-composting toilet?

I've lived in a house with a DIY composting toilet, and we've since purchased one that's Australian certified(called EcoFlo) to be the toilet in the house. It looks prettier, but it seems to work the ...
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How difficult is it to build your own dry, self-composting toilet?

I am about to start the project. Here are the charges I plan: 4h - build an extra composter, in order to have 3 composters like advised here, where A minimum three bin system is recommended. 12h -...
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Does Sawdust for Humanure/Composting Toilet need to be Powder?

The role of sawdust/shavings in composting toilets is four-fold: Visually hide your waste so the next person using the toilet doesn't need to see it Trap gases immediately above the waste so that ...
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Do totally Chlorine free (TCF) toilet papers exist?

The table on this Conservatree.org webpage explains that Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) means it's Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) plus it has recycled content. So all the PCF papers you found are also TCF....
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Alternative to Toilet Paper?

When my daughter was in diapers, we used cloth wipes for her. I bought them online, but pretty much any small piece of cloth will do. I would wet it with a spray bottle of water or a wipes solution to ...
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Looking for eco friendly biodegradable toilet cleaners for removing toilet rust, either home-made or commercial

How are you applying the cleaning solutions? The technique is just as important as the ingredients - they need time to work, which may be difficult with a porcelain toilet bowl, as the dimensions and ...
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Alternative to Toilet Paper?

In more outhouse oriented times, folk would use old corn cobs. Giving us the expression 'corn-hole'
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Toilet tank with both water main and waste water (underflow)

Assuming you can get the appropriate variance or exception from municipal and state health and building codes to put drain water into the toilet feed at all (which is unlikely in the United States), ...
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Are composting toilets better than septic systems?

In remote and undeveloped locations, composting toilets are considered the first step toward civilization. On the other end of the spectrum, namely cities and large towns, a sewage system is the only ...
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Are composting toilets better than septic systems?

A. The composting toilet will use essentially no water. While the water in a septic system is recycled into ground water, this doesn't help. Water is plentiful, and not in short supply. Clean ...
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Composting toilet v/s urine-diverting dry toilet (UDDT)

Check this out: http://www.strawbalecentral.com/cinva/sunnyjohn.html This is a 'mouldering toilet' It composts, but slowly. Downsides: Bulky: You need room to move a drum in and out under ...
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How to construct a composting toilet

If you have a sufficient yard area, a composting dry-toilet can be easily built as a very simple facility. create a composting pile - you will require at least 2, and better 3 composting piles in ...
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Is shower water a healthy source of graywater to flush toilets with?

Your shower water is already going into the same waste pipe that sewage from the toilet or septic system empties into. I think if you have a lot of soap you might end up with soap suds or scum inside ...
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Is shower water a healthy source of graywater to flush toilets with?

If it's filtered. Typical things that go down the shower besides the water. shed skin Hair (body, pubic, head) minute fecal matter if you're cleansing your....lower body. Residual chemicals you maybe ...
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Looking for eco friendly biodegradable toilet cleaners for removing toilet rust, either home-made or commercial

It sounds like you just need to add a pumice stone to scrub the rust stains off. I use the one with a handle attached it is about $8 and will last for years. Search the Internet for “pumice stone ...
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What to do if a small amount is left over in the toilet after flushing?

Note: As I am answering from my personal experience, this primarily addresses the types of toilets I see day to day, which are Australian toilets. There are some differences around the world, your ...
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How to construct a composting toilet

One method of making a composting toilet is to connect the outlet of a regular flush toilet to a ~1 cubic meter flowbin (just a container with an inlet at the top and outlet at the lowest point). And ...
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Alternative to Toilet Paper?

After much experimentation and financial, environmental and hygienic considerations, I have found that, for my use, Skoy cloths make the best alternative to toilet paper. They are the right size, ...
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