Bye bye flush toilet!

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  1. Burra Maluca

    Burra Maluca Junior Member

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    At last - the old flush toilet, which is hardly used but we've hung onto it 'just in case', has developed a leak. So, rather than waste time and money changing it, it's going!!!! And I'm going to have a 'proper' humanure toilet built instead of the 'bucket in the back shed' system I have now. Luxury! :rofl:
     
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    How excellent! Anything special in mind for the build? :cool:
     
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    Great news Burra - will you house it seperatly or in house?
    We have two - a small one in house and a large one for "visitors" outside.:clap:
     
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    It's going to be 'in house', and probably something like this...

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    The boys will be in charge of designing and building it as I'm stuck in the house pretty well 24/7 nursing the old man, but I suspect they'll base what they do on Joseph Jenkins' instruction sheet, using whatever bits and bobs they can find lying around at the farm. Our 'system' is a bit complicated in that we have the farm, with a very old, basic house in drastic need of renovating, and also a relatively modern house in the village that we live in to look after the old man - with electric and running water and things. We currently use buckets in the back shed for a basic 'humanure' collection system and transport them to the farm for composting, but I'm rather looking forward to not having to go outside every time I want to use the loo! :nod:

    After my nursing duties are over, we'll be attempting to sell the house to fund the renovations on the farm, and we'll probably have to re-install a flush toilet then to make it saleable, but in the meantime it's going to be cheaper to make some kind of 'love-able loo' and then when the time comes we can just take it with us to the farm.
     
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