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"No Water" Toilet Burns Waste
You've never seen anything like this new "no water" toilet that uses propane or natural gas to burn up waste. No running water or electricity is needed, not to mention a hole in the ground.
  The Storburn toilet is designed for remote cabins or farm sites where no plumbing is available and where you don't want to use a traditional outhouse or portable toilet. It consists of a beige fiberglass cabinet with a heavy duty toilet seat and lid. A vent stack extends from the toilet up through the roof of any building where it's installed to eliminate odors. To start the burn cycle, you simply add a packet of anti-foam to keep the material from bubbling up and rusting components. Then install an insulated lid to keep the regular lid and seat from heating up. Then close and lock the unit, set a timer, and press a button to light the burner. The ashes can be swept out later using a brush and dustpan.
  "It reduces waste to harmless mineral ash and water vapor. Nothing harmful is discharged into the soil or the air and all the harmful bacteria in the chamber are destroyed," says LaVera Geiser of Lehman's in Kidron, Ohio. "You can use it up to 60 times before the material has to be burned. It even works in below freezing temperatures, unlike compost toilets which need temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in order for the microbes to work.
  "There's no chance of burning yourself, since the lid must be closed and locked before the burner will go on. It takes 4 to 4 1/2 hours to burn the waste. You can start the cycle before going to bed and when you wake up the toilet chamber is clean and empty."
  The propane model sells for $2,650 and the natural gas model for $2,680. The vent kit sells for $290.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lehman's, Box 41, Kidron, Ohio 44636 ph 888 438-5346; E-mail: info@lehmans.com; Website: www.lehmans.com).

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2002 - Volume #26, Issue #3