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Monday, August 20, 2007

Envirolet MS10 in Saskatchewan Cottage

Posted by Scott

Thanks to Ron for sending in his Envirolet MS10 composting toilet system comments about his Saskatchewan cottage installation.

Ron writes:


We were excited to find one of your MS10 compost toilet to install at our lake cottage. We were hesitant to invest in a septic tank system at our leased lot cottage and had been considering a compost toilet for some time.

Our cottage is small and the semi-detached bathroom about as small as it could possibly be. Installation actually required building a small extension on the bathroom to house the rear part of the MS10 and take the vent pipe outside.

Our next step will likely be considering installation of a turbo fan or wind turbine vent cap. We may consider installing batteries and solar panels to reduce electrical useage when we are not at the cottage.”

Regina, SK





Thanks, Ron. We truly appreciate your time to send your comments and photos. Please send us your Envirolet comments and photos!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Envirolet MS10 in Ontario

Posted by Scott

Christine B. in Ontario was kind enough to send us some photos of her Envirolet composting toilet system installation. (In Canada, please go to envirolet.ca.)

Envirolet MS10 in Ontario

This next photo shows the 45° elbow that was used in the venting.

Envirolet MS10 in Ontario

Thanks, Christine! We appreciate it. Send us your Envirolet comments & photos and we will send you some free accessories!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Envirolet in New York Working Great

Posted by Scott

Jim and Amy P. in NY sent us some nice photos of their Envirolet MS10 waterless composting toilet system that they are very pleased with!

Happy customer with her Envirolet MS10

Envirolet MS10

Great photos! Send us your Envirolet photos and comments and get them posted on Buzz and we will send you some free accessories!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Envirolet in Airplane Hangar - "The perfect answer."

Posted by Scott

An Envirolet waterless self-contained composting toilet provides the needed sanitation solution in an airplane hangar in BC!

Lionel wrote and told us:

“I will get a few more pictures done and send them to you. Obviously, I haven’t bothered getting pictures of the “facility.”

I use this unit in my hangar – most “non-commercial” hangars don’t have “facilities” - the Envirolet is the perfect answer.

Appreciate your time, and of course, quite satisfied with the unit, it does what it’s supposed to do. No disappointments.”

Lionel S.
BC, Canada

Envirolet in Hangar

Envirolet in Hangar

Envirolet in Hangar

Envirolet in Hangar

Envirolet in Hangar

Thanks, Lionel. We appreciate it!

Send us your comments and photos to post on Buzz!

Thursday, August 2, 2007
Ban the Flush

Ban the Flush with Flushie!

Posted by Scott

Yet another reason to Ban the Flush! and use a waterless composting toilet system.

The good people at HealthyRivers.org have a great little video starring Flushie that warns of the dangers of sending raw sewage into our water!

Via Treehugger via HealthyRivers.org.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Envirolet VF 700B Cottage Installation Photo Set

Posted by Scott

We have created a great photo set of photos from a recent Envirolet VF 700B Vacuum Flush Composting Toilet System installation at a cottage on a beautiful lake in Ontario, Canada.

The VF 700B model features a below-the-floor drain exit on the toilet and an in-the-bathroom wall-mounted electronic flush switch. Envirolet VF systems only use about 0.5L of water per flush saving valuable clean lake water.

Note that this was not a typical installation. It presented some interesting challenges with some unique installation requirements, including:

• There was a distance of 50 feet (15m) from the toilet floor in the bathroom to the VG (vacuum generator) and Compost Unit that was to be located in a stand-alone shed.

• In the first 5 feet (1.5m) the drain traveled down from the toilet about 5 feet (1.5m). In the next 35 feet (9m) the drain line was ground level (below the toilet). For the last 10 feet (3m) it had to travel up about 5 feet (1.5m).

• The wiring for the wall-mounted switch had to travel this same distance to the VG Unit.

• The customer wants to be able to use the system occasionally over the winter. So, a special heat cable was added to ensure the drain pipe does not freeze in the Canadian winters!

We had a great day completing* the installation with the great help of the cottage owners and loyal Envirolet customers. This is their 3rd Envirolet toilet added to an ever expanding cottage.

* Not all was done. There are some things to still do or not shown in photos:

• Insulate the shed for the winter.

• Insulate the excess liquid drain line for the winter.

See all the photos and learn more about the Envirolet VF.