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    Question no sewage access toilet

    can anyone recommend a non-septic toilet. this will be in an apartment over garage where because of layout I cannot get septic access from it. I will have water, I hope( see my post under well and pump). Someone told me to tyy incinerator toilet, do these really work well? Can anyone recommend brand or other alternative? Thanks

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    DIY scratch-pad engineer leejosepho's Avatar
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    200 miles south of Little Rock


    What would you do with the waste water from the shower or a sink?

    There are composting toilets that evaporate fluids and break solids down into something like potting soil. A web search for "compost toilet" should yield a lot of info.

    Incinerator toilets essentially do the same, but they can be expensive to purchase, to fuel and to maintain, and they can generate quite a bit of heat.

    If you end up going elsewhere to shower and so on anyway, there are RV-style "suitcase toilets" that can be carried away and dumped in any conventional toilet ... and my wife and I once stayed with a friend where we had nothing more than our own 5-gallon pail lined with a garbage bag and covered with a lid. In a case like that, sawdust is great for reducing odor and slosh, and Cabela's sells a snap-on toilet seat.
    Last edited by leejosepho; 05-05-2007 at 08:28 PM.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    Commercial Plumber markts30's Avatar
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    Phoenix, AZ


    Check local code...
    I know in Phoenix, if it is at all possible (no matter how convenient) to plumb to the existing septic/sewer, it has to be connected and not pumped etc...
    They may not allow an alternative means of plumbing the apt.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    It can be pumped there if necessary.


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