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C-Head Toilet Owners!
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Anyone here that owns a C-Head composting toilet have any tips for preventing caking buildup in the urine diverter, or good chemicals for removing it?

It seems like every time we clean it, we have to scrub with a brush, and we clean it enough to where you'd think it wouldn't be an issue, I'm not sure if it has to do with the material that the diverter is made of or what.
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I just use my regular Pine-Sol and water mix and paper towels.

If it's really bad because I've been lax in doing housework, I might take pure Pine-Sol to it.

And yes, it's the material that's used. You're probably used to a harder surface like porcelain, although I always used a toilet brush for that too... Big Grin
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I never thought about pine sol, so far i've always been just going with a general cleaner, like spic n span, or something with bleach.

I'll have to try the pine sol and report back!

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Oh and several owners of separating toilets have recommended a small quantity of fabric softener poured down the diverter in to the collection jug as a method of keeping any urine smells down.

I use it when I remember to do so!.

I find that changing out the gallon jugs when they get gross helps too!
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Fabric softener, I never would have thought of that either.

I usually swap the jugs realistically once a month, usually when it starts to the tossing out point it seems.

I just wish the diverter was a material that was easier to clean, maybe I'll have to mention it to Sandy at C-head.
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(12-13-2017, 04:52 PM)WanderLoveJosh Wrote: Anyone here that owns a C-Head composting toilet have any tips for preventing caking buildup in the urine diverter,

Are you spritzing the diverter with water after use?  I have read of folks doing that.
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I don't have a C-Head but for my composting toilet the diverting liquid part goes into the gray tank. I always make sure to pour a little water in to make sure it helps wash it down. I know a lot of the composting toilets use a bottle to collect the liquid. If pouring a little water in would use up too much space you could try spritzing it with a vinegar water mix after each use. Just put some in a water bottle and it would be handy to use.
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(12-14-2017, 08:46 AM)frater secessus Wrote: Are you spritzing the diverter with water after use?  I have read of folks doing that.

Sometimes, using a mixture of water/vinegar, but I have to admit I'm pretty lazy about doing it each time lol
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The issue was calcium... soap and bleach aren't enough to remove it. Limeaway did the trick, now the diverter looks brand new like when I first got it.
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This may be a bit of a delicate subject: How is the clearance of the front part (urine) in the C-Head for guys with ahem, larger equipment? There's almost nothing more I hate than my privates touching something down in a bowl... Wink
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