Video: How To Make A Toilet In The Country
2023 Author: Douglas Hoggarth | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:23
Do you need a toilet in the country, but you are not going to do sewage yet? The simplest, easiest and most inexpensive way out is a dry closet - a portable toilet that works autonomously, that is, it does not need to be connected to the sewerage system, water supply and electricity.
Most dry closets consist of two split tanks: the upper tank is the seat and the water tank, and the lower tank is the waste tank. The effluent is dissolved and disinfected using a special liquid, which is poured into the lower tank. An odor control agent may be added to the top tank containing the drain water to prevent the spread of unpleasant odors.
Advantages of dry closets:
This is undoubtedly small size, weight, and the presence of handles for carrying. Full autonomy of work and the ability to use both inside the house and on trips, hikes, the presence of an indicator for filling drains and the availability of water for draining, as well as an economical consumption of disinfectant liquid (5 ml per 1 liter of the volume of the lower tank).
You will have to buy consumables (waste solvent and deodorant fluid).
How to care:
When filling the lower tank, it is easily separated from the upper tank and emptied through the drain pipe. If you are going to use environmentally friendly liquid solvents, the decomposition products will be harmless to the environment.
Peat dry closets:
The active substance in such toilets is a peat mixture without chemical additives, which effectively removes odors and recycles waste into environmentally friendly compost.
You can install such a toilet in the toilet room of a country house or in any building. Its body is made of polymer materials that are resistant to aggressive environments and low temperatures.
How does he work"
A peat mixture is poured into the tank through the hole under the lid, part of which, after visiting the toilet, is evenly scattered by the dispenser, which sets in motion a handwheel connected, in turn, with the dispenser. Most of the liquid, along with other volatiles, evaporates through the vent and pipe to atmosphere. Excess liquid, separated from the compost by a partition, drain into a special container (canister) or directly into the soil, if you wish. After filling the tank, the compost is simply taken out into the compost pit. For example, if there are 3-4 people in your family, then you will need to take it out only once a month.
Peat dry closets are now used in many countries around the world. Their main advantage is that there is no need to dispose of the chemically active liquid that is used in conventional dry closets.
Another advantage of these toilets is additional aeration. After this procedure, the volume of compost is significantly reduced, the process of "maturation" is accelerated - this allows you to empty the system only 3 times a season.
A peat dry closet is not only a toilet, but also a small fertilizer factory. The compost formed in the dry closet for a long period is a fairly strong fertilizer. Therefore, experts recommend mixing ready-made fertilizers for "feeding" your garden or vegetable garden with soil or other natural waste.
How to install a peat dry closet?
The improved design of a modern peat dry closet makes it possible to simplify the process of its operation as much as possible: the dry closet is equipped with a mechanism for adding peat mixture to the storage tank, and all unpleasant odors are effectively eliminated by the exhaust pipe. The peat mixture used in the dry closet has a high absorption capacity. 1 kg of peat mixture absorbs 10 liters of liquid waste. As a result, the evaporation surface area increases significantly. And 80% of the liquid is removed with a stack of exhaust pipes. The residues of liquid waste, previously filtered, are removed from the storage tank through a hose, into a container or directly into the soil.
The "cleaning" of a peat dry closet is as follows: the upper part of the structure is removed, and the contents are taken out to the garden or into a compost pit. No additional steps are required to take care of the compost inside the structure. After a year, you will have fertilized soil.