Nature's Head Dry Composting Toilet with Standard Crank Handle
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- Hand crank agitator in base for fast composting
- User friendly
- Easy installation
- Features a molded design
- Includes 5' vent hose, bottle cap, 12v power plug
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The Nature’s Head Composting toilet is the most innovative design, offers the best value and the most reliable solution for personal sanitation requirements of any product in the field. The toilet is self-contained, urine diverting and the waterless operation allows for ease of use for many applications. The Nature’s Head is lightweight, odorless and compact making it a perfect fit for your home, cabin, tiny house, RV, workshop, boat and survival application. The toilet with its stainless steel hardware, robust construction and user friendliness has been designed to withstand the harshest of conditions. We take great pride in offering a product which we manufacture in the United States and strive to provide exceptional customer service.
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We've used the toilet for nearly a year, on several weekends a month. With two of us, I have emptied the compost section only twice. Not pleasant, but tolerable. I empty the liquids container much more often though. Again, not pleasant, but tolerable. This toilet is not for the squeamish!
I would have rated this as a 5 star except the instructions for the required vent were so poor. But remember, this is a composting toilet, and you have to do something with the resulting waste. Figure out how you are going to manage that before you purchase this toilet.
I went to the garden store and bought composting soil, and that has worked well. We take the composted waste away in a double plastic bag to dispose. Because there is always at least a week between a last use and when I empty the container, the composting is well along. However, to use it in your yard you would want to finish it in a stand-alone composter like you would purchase at a garden store. As for using it at our cabin, we are on National Forest land, and gardens are not allowed.
We use regular 2-ply paper, just like at home. My husband likes to use a coffee filter when going #2. I don't. Your choice.
You have to explain to guests how to use it. I do the girls. He does the boys. So that is a little weird.
The seat is a little narrow, but comfy enough, and the lid is very nice. The toilet is sturdy, and seems as if it will last a long time.
Update: I used to empy the liquids container every time we used our cabin. I was afaid not to. Now I empty it only when it gets full. There is no difference in the ick factor. Cheap plastic gloves are useful (and necessary when emptying the compost part). I empty the liquids container, then fill it partway with hose water, swirl the water, dump that, then replace the container into the toilet. You do not rinse the compost part of the toilet when you empty that.
UPDATE #2: We've owned and used the toilet for about 1.5 years now. With experience came some changes. A few months ago, we started to have a really bad smell in the bathroom. No, make that the cabin. We needed to keep the bathroom door closed all the time, and the windows in there open too. I called the company, and got wonderful advice -
1) Don't use composting soil. Use peat moss, which comes in a large plastic bag. It is dry-ish. I was told to wash out my toilet. Not fun, especially since I have a very limited water supply. But I did that. Then I added the peat moss and water, which were pre-mixed in a bucket. Be sure to add enough water so that the crank turns freely. I guessed too little, so I added some water and it worked perfectly. Since then, I added some more water. We have no bad smell now.
2) Then, we had small flies. Lots of them. Another call. I was advised to add 4 cups of diatomaceous earth, which you can purchase at a pool supply company. We did that. Also, I added a small piece of window screen to the air intake port on the side. I cut a round piece and it stays on with a rubber band. That seems to be working.
Overall, I still say this is a very good purchase for situations where you must have a non-flushing toilet. I wish the instructions included with the toilet mentioned using a piece of screen. Wait - it would have been best to include that in the box when it shipped. Plus the rubber band, of course. I also wish the hint about using the diatomaceous earth was included in the instructions book, too. It was my fault for not following the instructions to use peat-moss.
If you look around, think about the cost (as Nature's Head is half the price & comes with a fan, not optional with the sunpro $1800 units!) think about the look ( This is the size and shape & feel of a flusher, not some oversized, overly complicated tower) think about if it's user friendly ( Natures head Entire unit can go out to the porch, and a standard 13gal kitchen trash bag used for unloading and dumping, not forcing you to carry a nasty cat litter pan thru the house like other models.)
Heck, we still have the earlier series unit in the garage for whatever future use, even after 2yrs of service it cleaned up in an hour like factory new.
Do your research, do the numbers, actually go look at units in person, you cannot go wrong here.
(We went this road when building as a septic would have cost us $8,000!)
These are good sellers up in the Amish area's of Ohio, and that's why we trusted the product.
Just think about it, then you'll see.
The customer service before the sale, he answered every question we had, and the customer service after all this time has been excellent. Visitors to our cabin always ask about the toilet and we always tell them where to get it. Thanks Jim.
After replacement of fan, will update this review
Nature's Head sent me two replacement fans right after the previous review. I only use coco choir. I have a couple full reviews on YouTube under "Texas Tramper" for anyone that wants the REAL nitty gritty of this toilet. BUT, suffice it to say, after using it for a couple months, my parents (72 & 73) have now decided to purchase a Nature's Head for their 5th Wheel! YES, it's THAT good!
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