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DIY Portable Toilets
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(10-24-2017, 11:06 AM)wasanah2 Wrote: EXCELLENT build, Elaine!  I'm impressed with that.  Thanks for all the pix too because it's easy to see what you're doing.
Thanks!  I will try to post pictures once I have it painted, the wheels and the cover finished ready to use.  Bought the paint today.  

Elaine
I am camperizing a 2010 GMC Savana 3500 extended cargo van mostly on my own.  This process has been a HUGE learning curve!  I'm making most of it up as I go.
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(10-24-2017, 12:59 PM)Almost There Wrote: John, any separation toilet system like the C-Head, Nature's Head or homemade versions of them require no plastic bags nor chemicals.

I have used the C-Head for 2 years now without difficulty and without either!
Almost there, 
I have to thank you for your wonderful van build.  After seeing the video Bob had aired of your van build, that cinched my decision to go ahead and try to do it on my own too.  

Also, it was seeing your C-Head that lead me to designing my DYI version.  Down the road, I do plan to get an actual C-Head once finances allow it.  For now, I have had fun troubleshooting and designing my version of one.  Who knows, maybe mine will work out great for my needs and I just may stay with it!  

Elaine K
I am camperizing a 2010 GMC Savana 3500 extended cargo van mostly on my own.  This process has been a HUGE learning curve!  I'm making most of it up as I go.
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#43
> if room is to much of problem keep outside

No room to have two buckets at all, not even one really if dedicated to just these purposes.

Will stick to nothing if necessary, get by without, as I said only very rarely needed.
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Elaine, where did you get the plastic piece for the urine collection?  It's shaped just right for this application. 

It's worth saying a second time, your build is really awesome, and at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a C-head.[/quote]

I bought them at a medical supply place.  They are the same urine collectors used in hospitals.  They set them on the toilet to collect and measure urine output. Two cost under $7.

I sandwiched two together for added strength and added plastic strips cut from an old pail between the ribs.  I wasn't able to find glue that would bond the plastic but I used silicone mainly as a spacer.   I had to trim down the outer edges afterwards.  This would have been much easier to do before siliconing them together!

 I found a coaxial cable feed-thru bushing and figured that would work to allow the fluids to drain.  After trimming down the flange part so it would fit close to the front edge.  Then I drilled a hole, pushed thru the bushing, the bottom of which was coated with bathroom grade silicone, and then attached the tubing.  (Hint:  putting the tubing into a bowl and pouring boiling water onto it softens the material so goes on better.  As the tubing cools, it makes a very tight fit.)       I mistakenly drilled a hole on the wrong side first!!  I realized my mistake right away.  To plug that hole I used the top of an eye dropper!  It fit perfectly and was watertight!  Whew!

So it would fit into the side of a 5 gallon pail, I cut down the front of the pail.  Then I took a smaller pail and set it inside the large one, added a plastic bag and some cat litter.  I use pine mixed together with Swheat
Scoup brand flushable litter for my cat, so that is what I will use too. Both are totally biodegradable.  

To support the urine collector,  I made a template then cut the pattern out of 3/4" plywood. (The picture  below shows the bottom side so you can see what I mean.

  I was going to just use a store bought toilet seat but made my own custom one myself.  I remembered that in the outhouse we had on the farm, my Dad had cut the hole on an angle.  That meant that the lid could sit in the hole without falling through.   He added a handle to make it easy to remove as required.  It kept down the odor and held keep the flies out of the pit as well.  That is how I cut out the hole on my custom toilet seat too.  

I hope the pictures I have attached  help you see what I have tried to explain further.  

(I am new at posting so please bear with me while I learn to attach  pictures better.)

Elaine K


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Grand maker prize!
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(10-24-2017, 01:07 PM)wasanah2 Wrote: Elaine, where did you get the plastic piece for the urine collection?  It's shaped just right for this application. 

It's worth saying a second time, your build is really awesome, and at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a C-head.

I must apologize.  In my last post, when editing it, I somehow managed to delete  your name but kept the quote!  I have no idea how I messed up.  So sorry!
I am camperizing a 2010 GMC Savana 3500 extended cargo van mostly on my own.  This process has been a HUGE learning curve!  I'm making most of it up as I go.
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(10-25-2017, 12:32 AM)Elaine K Wrote: I must apologize.  In my last post, when editing it, I somehow managed to delete  your name but kept the quote!  I have no idea how I messed up.  So sorry!

It was me! 

Wow, thanks for the details.  This is great.  I KNEW I saw that plastic piece somewhere.  I saw it at the hospital.  This is an astounding build and you write easy to follow instructions too.

This is a valuable contribution.  Thanks!
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(10-25-2017, 12:04 AM)Elaine K Wrote: I bought them at a medical supply place.  They are the same urine collectors used in hospitals.  They set them on the toilet to collect and measure urine output. Two cost under $7.

I was looking at those yesterday, after seeing the price of the commercially available urine diverters (!) for DIY separating toilets.  I thought they'd be too flimsy, but never considered doubling them up - that's an excellent idea.
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(10-25-2017, 06:44 AM)mayble Wrote: I was looking at those yesterday, after seeing the price of the commercially available urine diverters (!) for DIY separating toilets.  I thought they'd be too flimsy, but never considered doubling them up - that's an excellent idea.

Yeah, the premade ones you can buy are certainly not cheap. Ours wasn't.
A lot of thought into design to prevent splash back and ease cleaning though.
Plus, the thing would probably outlast the building it was in it.
I can't remember the brand for the life of me but think I ordered through amazon.
There is no replacement for: Research, Planning, Training, and Practical Experience
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The website that has another way of making your own DYI urine diverting toilet is found at http://dennisdonohue.blogspot.ca/2013/

I found some of his ideas great and I certainly used some of them.  I hope you find it useful too.

Elaine K
I am camperizing a 2010 GMC Savana 3500 extended cargo van mostly on my own.  This process has been a HUGE learning curve!  I'm making most of it up as I go.
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