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Constructing Composting Toilets

Posted on Dec 12, 2011

Photographs of the construction of a composting toilet. The toilet bowl mould. The assembled mould. Note the pipe for urine. Pouring concrete into the mould. The filled toilet bowl mould. The assembled mould. Note the pipe for urine. Leveling the mould. The first layer of concrete for the base of the toilet building with the re-bar placed on top. The finished base with the walls marked out. The first layer of cinder blocks. The second layer of cinder blocks. The finished wall being prepared for the floor to be poured. Note the two compost compartments. The mould, re-bar and drains in place before the floor is poured. Starting to pour the floor. Pouring the floor. The finished floor. Note the protruding re-bar for the walls. Laying the first layer of cinder blocks for the steps. The first layer of the steps completed. Laying the second layer of steps. The finished steps. The corner posts for the walls. The fram for the walls. A row of toilets. The finished inside. The finished...

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Domestic Composting Toilet

Posted on Dec 12, 2011

A series of photographs showing the construction of a domestic composting toilet. The old toilet before the composting toilet was fitted. The toilet removed. Building the retaining wall. The finished retaining wall. Fitting the top. Fitting the seat. The container that catches the shit, the waste pipe which takes away the urine (white, centre right) and the ventilation pipe (blue). When the shit holder is full it is emptied into another container in the garden for furthure composting. The underside of the lib shows the urine catchment bowl, this fits into the white pipe when the lid is lowered. The seat and urine catchment bowl viewed from the top. The finished toilet. The top of the ventilation pipe. Because it is painted black it heats up during the day, this aids the upwards flow of...

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