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June 2007 Archives

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
FlushSmart VF

Envirolet VF 300B Installation Illustration

Posted by Scott



We’ve added some new 3D illustrations to our flickr page of the Envirolet VF “B” (below floor drain discharge) models.

The “B” is available in the 300 and 700 Series. The 300 Series is a manual pedal flush and the 700 Series is an electronic flush.

See them all in the VF Set or better yet, view as a slide show!. For more info go to the VF page of our web site.



Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Testimonials

"It has worked perfectly since the moment we installed it."

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD Melanie L. in Montreal sent some great comments to us about her Envirolet waterless composting toilet experience.


“I have been using the Envirolet waterless remote system at my cabin for the past 9 years, and absolutely love your product. It has worked perfectly since the moment we installed it, and I’m glad to know that my cabin is not polluting my lake (unlike some of the leaky septic systems in our area!). I have recommended your products to many of my friends and acquaintances, and as an environmental consultant I hope to promote the use of Envirolets to my future clients. Keep up the good work.”


Thanks, Melanie! Send us your Envirolet comments too!



Thursday, June 21, 2007
Testimonials

Envirolet in Massachusetts: "Thank you for a wonderful product."

Posted by Scott

Barbara in Massachusetts sent us some great photos and comments about the Envirolet Waterless Remote Composting Toilet System.


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“Dear Envirolet,

We installed our new Waterless Remote 110v electric system at our summer cottage on a lake in New Hampshire. We have limited construction skills and found it fairly simple to install - the directions were easy to follow.

We chose this system for its significantly lower cost relative to a traditional system and for its environmentally friendly nature at the lake. We had been renting a portable restroom (Porta-Potty) and we are so happy to have indoor facilities. No more fighting mosquitoes!

Thank you for a wonderful product. Attached are three photos.

Barbara J. and Keith Y.
Massachusetts


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Thanks, Barbara! We appreciate it. Please send us your Envirolet photos and comments to post to Buzz.



Thursday, June 21, 2007
Testimonials

Envirolet in NC: "Thank you for your good design and proven performance."

Posted by Scott

Bob sent in some excellent photos and comments about his Envirolet Waterless Remote Composting Toilet System installed in North Carolina!


Envirolet WRS in NC



“Over 10 years ago we hacked our way into the woods and built a small cabin in the hills of North Carolina.

Car topped with the materials on the narrow 2-track road and built the shelter. But with no “building permit,” we had no power nor running water. The wood stove allows year around visitations to the cabin, and we began to notice the discomfort with an outdoor privy. So many years ago (I don’t remember when), we did the research and ordered the “waterless, remote, non-electric” Envirolet System.

The whole thing came by UPS. That was a big plus. And with a bit of large-hole cutting into the floor and into the roof, I was able to install the whole system in just a couple of days of effort. I put as tall a vent stack as I could in order to function in the middle of the woods on a hillside. Winds are variable, and I knew I would need whatever draft I could encourage. In the wintertime, we did learn that our wood stove was an air draft hog which could reverse the normal through-the-system air flow set up by the tall stack. That was solved by cutting a permanent, always open, hole in the floor near the intake of the wood stove. No vent plate needed there. Just an underfloor screen across the hole to discourage varmint intrusion.

The attached photos show the cabin, the vent stack, the underfloor tank, and the inside fixture. We did have one interesting happening. One the underfloor unit, we found the mounted hatch cover partially eaten one time. That was patched with plastic, and it was eaten again. So a new hatch cover was made from ABS plastic sheeting I happened to have and it has remained intact. As best we can figure, the culprit was a squirrel. And we have no clue as to what the motive was.

We are pleased with our system, and it makes the rustic cabin much more civil during cold or wet weather. In fact, soon we will be moving full time to the cabin with confidence in our existing infrastructure as we prepare another site on the land for a new retirement residence. Thank you for your good design and proven performance.

We hope you can use the attached photos with their descriptive titles along with the above testimonial.

We will be making an order for some maintenance materials including the 2-stage pre-sediment filter kit and probably a new filter tray. We look forward to getting a Premix starter kit from this special.”

Bob L.
Tennessee


Envirolet WRS in NC

Envirolet WRS in NC


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Monday, June 11, 2007
Water

World Water Shortages

Posted by Scott

Nathan posted on Greenthinkers a short video written and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that highlights the grim situation of water shortage around the world.

Worth watching.



Friday, June 8, 2007
Installations

Envirolet DC12 in the Clean Hub

Posted by Scott

We are proud to announce that an Envirolet DC12 composting toilet system is part of the Clean Hub, an environment-friendly pre-fab structure that will provide needed shelter and sanitation to people in developing areas or in emergency situations.

The Clean Hub is a project developed by Shelter Architecture in Minnesota and later designed and built as a prototype by University of Minnesota College of Design students.

Shelter Architecture writes that “as part of our commitment to social equity on a global level, we are continuously evolving the idea of a small scale, self contained ecosystem. The Hub is designed to provide clean water, sanitation facilities, electricity, and agriculture to remote, refugee, and slum settlements.”

The Clean Hub


How you can help:
If you are an American Express card holder, please take a moment to vote for the Clean Hub entry in The Members Project. The top entry in receives $5 million in funding to extend the project.

More photos coming soon.



Thursday, June 7, 2007
Testimonials

"Thank you and the staff for the prompt delivery, it was excellent service."

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD Another great testimonial that Anna (a member of our excellent Customer Service Team) received today via email from Glenda in New Zealand who just received her new Envirolet DC12 composting toilet system!

Selling factory direct allows us to deal with our customers anywhere in the world one-on-one and provide great (and fast) service!


“Hi Anna

We received the toilet today.

Thank you and the staff for the prompt delivery, it was excellent service.

Regards,
Glenda A.
New Zealand


Thanks for the comments! And, great work, Anna!

Send us your comments (and photos) today for us to post on Buzz! We would love to hear from you.



Thursday, June 7, 2007
Buzz Word

Envirolet Creates Excitement!

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD We thought this was a fun comment to post from a future Envirolet customer. In the comments of our request form, this excited customer writes:

“I don’t think I have ever been this excited about a toilet catalogue!”

We completely understand why this future Envirolet customer is so excited about receiving the Envirolet catalogue! Get your free Envirolet composting toilet system catalogue in USA, Canada and Europe.



Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Cool

Envirolet Added to Google SketchUp

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD If you are a designer and use Google SketchUp, you may be interested to know that an Envirolet composting toilet system has been added to the 3D Warehouse.

Now, we hope you can add an Envirolet to sustainable building designs easily. This is just a beginning. We hope to have all of our systems available soon.

Envirolet DC12 SketchUp



Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Testimonials

Envirolet DC12 Helps Couple Live a Sustainable Life in Wisconsin

Posted by Scott

Do we ever have great customers! A big thanks to Rob & Denise of Wisconsin for sending in photos and a testimonial about their Envirolet DC12 composting toilet system! The Envirolet DC12 is waterless and 12v.


“Hello,

My wife Denise and I made a life changing leap from the city to a sustainable community farm this Spring. Our new companion in this adventure, our Envirolet Self-Contained Waterless 12v system was about the first of our possession to be delivered to the farm lasts December. (See Photo 1, with Denise and friend Mark celebrating the Envirolet arrival).

Now we have moved in to our mobile trailer “mansion” and our Envirolet fit the mini-bathroom with a quarter inch to spare! (Photo 2 - Installation). If we work our grey water system out, our Envirolet gives us the option to forgo a septic system expense.

In the move we miss-placed the Premixed Starter Kit and Compost Accelerator. I got some old Envirolet Accelerator from a friend (and another satisfied owner), but it may be a few years old. Does this stuff have a limited shelf life??<br />
Between all the chores and just finding our place in the great countryside of Wisconsin we may not have much time check in with the “Buzz”, wish us luck.

If you use our little testimonial we would appreciate receiving the free Premix Starter Kit - Thanks!”

Best regards,

Rob, Denise & Tweed (Photo 3 - at Home)


Envirolet DC12 Wisconsin

Envirolet DC12 Wisconsin

Envirolet DC12 Wisconsin


Thanks, Rob & Denise! We appreciate the time it took to send us these comments and photos.

Please send us your Envirolet photos and comments to post on Buzz and we will send you some free accessories too!



Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Testimonials

Envirolet in Manitoba - "Worked great all last summer and emptying it was a breeze."

Posted by Scott

Tom in Manitoba sent is a nice photo of his Envirolet MS10 composting toilet system installation along with some great comments. Tom was impressed with the ease and speed of installation and with the system operation!


“We installed our Envirolet last spring. It had to sit in the box over one summer because we weren’t ready to install it. But it’s in now.

I cannot believe how incredibly easy the installation was! Just, take it out of the box, plug it in and, literally, “Go!” to your heart’s content.

Worked great all last summer and emptying it was a breeze.

Attached is a picture of our installation.”

Tom S.
Manitoba


Envirolet MS10 composting toilet in Manitoba


Thanks again, Tom! We love receiving comments and photos.

Send us your Envirolet comments and photos and get some free accessories too!



Monday, June 4, 2007
Testimonials

"I have strongly recommended this Composting Toilet to many friends at our lake."

Posted by Scott

Jack & Shirley of Winnipeg sent us some great photos and some nicely organized points about their Envirolet MS10 composting toilet system installed in their Ontario cottage.


“Dear Envirolet,

We installed your Envirolet Composting Toilet in our cottage at Malachi Ontario 3 years ago and are very happy with the results of this system.

• Quiet Operation
• Odorless operation
• Sitting height is the same as our home in Winnipeg

I have strongly recommended this Composting Toilet to many friends at our lake.”

Jack & Shirley C.
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Envirolet MS10 composting toilet in Ontario

Envirolet MS10 waterless toilet in Ontario

Envirolet MS10 composting toilet in Ontario cottage



Thanks, Jack & Shirley! We appreciate it.

Send us your Envirolet comments and photos and we’ll send you some free accessories!



Monday, June 4, 2007
Testimonials

"Professionalism and a positive solving."

Posted by Scott

BUZZ WORD Thanks to Bill for emailing in some thoughtful comments about a member of the Envirolet Customer Service Team. We love hearing your comments!


“I would like to acknowledge the excellent support I received from your sales representative Raeleen. She was more than helpful in solving a problem with a delivery. She represents your company with professionalism and a positive approach to problem solving.”

Bill C.


Great job, Raeleen!



Monday, June 4, 2007
Testimonials

Envirolet MS10 in Pennsylvania Church

Posted by Scott

Ron sent in some photos of the Envirolet MS10 composting toilet system installed in his Pennsylvania church. The Envirolet has provided a sanitation solution in a building with no water or drains.


“We found your toilet was the most efficient way to provide a facility in our church. The building has no water or drains.”

Thanks!

Ron R.
Pennsylvania


Envirolet MS10 composting toilet in church

Envirolet MS10 composting toilet in church



Thanks, Ron. We appreciate it. We will send you a free Starter Kit.

Please send us your Envirolet installation photos and comments and we will send you some free accessories!