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Outhouse Fitted With Modern Flush Toilet
When hunters visit Pat Murphy’s Ozarks ranch, the remote cabin they stay in doesn’t have an indoor bathroom.
  Visitors are surprised and pleased when they open the door of the nearby outhouse to see a regular flush toilet.
  “This cabin is 2 miles from our house and on a hill with a spectacular view. A lot of the guys bring their wives who find old-fashioned outhouses a little gross,” Murphy explains.
  Ozarks codes allowed Murphy to vertically bury a perforated 55-gal. steel drum wrapped with filter fabric and backfilled with gravel.
  Murphy poured a concrete pad with a 4-in. hole that lined up with a hole in the top of the tank. The toilet flushes directly into it, fed by water from a 100-gal. tank behind the outhouse. The tank is filled by a pond that’s 10 ft. higher than the toilet. The water flows through 200 ft. of 1-in. Pex pipe.
  “A small 12-volt pump, powered by an ATV battery charged by a trickle solar panel, fills the toilet tank,” Murphy says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pat Murphy, 18501 State Rd. K, Box 610, Beulah, Mo. 65462; (pmurphy@murphynet.com).


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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4