2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4, Page #02[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Outhouse Fitted With Modern Flush Toilet
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; (email@example.com).
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