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Old 02-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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For those of you using porta-potties, composting toilets, or just a bucket, there is another option.

I bought a Dry Flush toilet to use in my Cricket trailer for weekends in the boondocks, as well as to use on my boat. This is a pricey ($450) solution, but it's definately a no-fuss, no-muss way to go. If dumping a porta-potti makes you want to gag, then check this thing out:

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For those of you using porta-potties, composting toilets, or just a bucket, there is another option.

I bought a Dry Flush toilet to use in my Cricket trailer for weekends in the boondocks, as well as to use on my boat. This is a pricey ($450) solution, but it's definately a no-fuss, no-muss way to go. If dumping a porta-potti makes you want to gag, then check this thing out:
Interesting option ... but what I don't like about it, and I am sure sanitation companies do not like is that when it's full you "dump it in the trash".

Although I guess if you compare it to throwing baby diapers into the trash, it's *about* the same.
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I think key to this thing is the metal foil bag. There is not much risk of anything escaping out. Diaper genie is just a plastic trash bag. Most adult diapers are probably just thrown in the trash.

Considering this is an occasional use product, and not a full time situation, I'm OK with it from an environmental aspect. A household with a baby or seniors using diapers is a lot bigger deal to contend with.
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Me thinks I'll pass on it.
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Thanks for posting this. Whether we want to use it or not, it's always nice to know what all our options are.
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How many "flushes" can you get out of each foil refill?
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They say 15 to 17 on the packaging. On the last flush of the bag, there is a big red stripe so you know that is it. If you ignore it, which I suppose could happen, trouble will ensue.

Don't know why there isn't a precise count. Reminds me of the old 35mm films - sometimes you'd get that extra shot on a roll - I'd always get a kick out of that.
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Strikes me as a great invention
But......
How much are cartridges???
I wonder if the purchase price is just the beginning of the expenses.
Proprietary cartridges...$$$$$$$$$
Dump less often, by throwing out the toilet stuff at a rest stop garbage can
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It's an interesting new product, but after watching it, struck me as VERY, VERY expensive, and that's without even knowing how much the cartridges are. Reminds me of a giant Litter Genie

Not that much different, really, than putting a nice-looking seat (or seat with surround) over a bucket and using wood shavings & peat moss. Surprisingly, doesn't smell. And when the bucket's getting close to full, just tie up the bag and chuck it. Admittedly, we were looking for a FT, long-term solution, but cost was a critical factor in that. Peat moss and wood shavings are cheap and available everywhere.
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Interesting concept
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yep, kitty litter in a garbage bag would do the same thing cheaper....just chuck it in a road side garbage can.
Still I love the concept of the toilet, just think the expense is a little too much.

http://www.dry-flush.com

Because of limited dealers, and therefore limited availability.

but I surely love the concept of it, and hope it gains traction.



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It's an interesting new product, but after watching it, struck me as VERY, VERY expensive, and that's without even knowing how much the cartridges are. Reminds me of a giant Litter Genie

Not that much different, really, than putting a nice-looking seat (or seat with surround) over a bucket and using wood shavings & peat moss. Surprisingly, doesn't smell. And when the bucket's getting close to full, just tie up the bag and chuck it. Admittedly, we were looking for a FT, long-term solution, but cost was a critical factor in that. Peat moss and wood shavings are cheap and available everywhere.
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This seems to be more of a use and dump toilet. Why not get a real composting toilet instead? Okay, granted good ones cost twice as much as this one. They are supposed to have less odors than a household toilet because they separate the liquid from the solid.
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Obviously you don't know anything about composting toilets. They need to be semi-permanently installed - have to be ventilated. So not really conducive to moving them between a boat and a pop-up. Also, you have to carry peat moss and dump out a liquid container occasionally. If you bothered to read the original post, you'd know that a no-mess solution was desired. Despite the hype, a composting toilet can be quite a mess if things go awry. Nobody talks about that dirty truth.

And for those of you suggesting crapping in a bag, especially on top of poo and pee you put in it, or of other people - I just say - eww!!!
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wonder if you could use a space blanket as a refill, and yes I did expect him to pee in it
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