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August 2008 Archives

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Video

Envirolet 101: Receiving your Envirolet

Posted by Scott

This video, part of the Envirolet® 101 series, discusses receiving your Envirolet® Composting Toilet System.

More Envirolet® videos at http://www.youtube.com/envirolet.



Monday, August 25, 2008
Video

Do I Remove the Paper Mat?

Posted by Scott

No! The Paper Mat (seen when you receive a new system) is part of the system, so please don’t remove it!

To help explain questions like this we have added some new videos as part of our Envirolet® 101 video playlist on YouTube.

Here is one talking about the Paper Mat:

Check out the others and subscribe to our YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/envirolet.



Thursday, August 7, 2008
Testimonials

With Envirolet: "The camp is getting a lot more use..."

Posted by Scott

We’re glad to report that Ed’s camp in Upstate NY is getting much more use since the addition of their Envirolet® Basic Plus non-electric waterless composting toilet system. Along with his Envirolet® story he sent some nice photos of the installation. He writes:

Dear Sirs:

“Attached are pictures of the Envirolet system that we put in place at our rural camp in Upstate New York State.

We have had the property in the family for over 70 years. The camp on the property was built by my father when he was a teenager, in the late ‘30s and it really hasn’t changed except for a new roof or two. There was no electricity or water. The outhouse was not in very good shape and the lady folks in particular did not look forward to having to venture to the “shed.”

Three years ago I did extensive research on an environmental sensitive waste system and decided on the Envirolet. We had a family work bee and constructed a shed and put some “fancy” improvements in side. Now our family members come and stay much longer. The ladies and children don’t mind at all a trip to the new “loo.”

The camp is getting a lot more use from the family as they can come and stay longer. That hasn’t changed over 70 years and hope it never does.”

Thanks,
Ed D.
New York



Envirolet Basic Plus in New York

Envirolet Basic Plus in New York

Envirolet Basic Plus in New York



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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Testimonials

Envirolet DC12: "We love it!"

Posted by Scott

Thanks to Ed who sent some great comments and photos of his Envirolet® DC12 12VDC waterless composting toilet system installed in the Virginia mountains.

“Hi,

My wife and I bought some land in the Virginia mountains that we and our families use for camping. It is the site of a turn of the century house and has only been used as a hunting camp for a long time.

We love going there but one thing we definitely did not like was the old outhouse. It was old, dirty, full of spiders and insects, and drafty. It is also smelly and very dark at night. We put up with it for a few years and after researching composting and other types of toilets we bought a 12VDC waterless self-contained unit several years ago.

We also bought a small shed kit that became the new “outhouse” and storage shed. We can actually store things in the shed because even though the toilet is there is it clean and doesn’t smell. I also installed a small solar powered light so we can close the doors for complete privacy. We love it! We haven’t had problems with it just using the turbine with no power at all for several years§. However, there are enough kids in the family now that when we camp we are over the capacity limit so I will hook up a solar panel and small battery that we will use on camping trips.

Ed E.



§Note: In this installation Ed is replying mainly on just the Wind Turbine (and not the fans), but we recommend using the fans at all times in 12VDC and AC Electric models for best performance, even if you are “under-capacity.”

Envirolet DC12 in Virginia

Envirolet DC12 in Virginia


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Testimonials

Envirolet Basic Plus (Non-Electric) in Wisconsin

Posted by Scott

Lee Ann of Minnesota sent some nice photos of her Envirolet® Basic Plus non-electric waterless composting toilet system installed and used in her Wisconsin cabin. The system was purchased in February 2007.

“Hello,

We just recently built a remote cabin in Northern Wisconsin and have installed your waterless no power composting toilet. So far so good :)

It is very nice to have a bathroom!!”

Thanks,
Lee Ann T.
Minnesota



Envirolet in Wisconsin

Envirolet in Wisconsin

Envirolet in Wisconsin


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Testimonials

"I love it!!!! This is my second Envirolet toilet."

Posted by Scott

Thanks to Sarah for sending in photos of her Envirolet® Waterless Remote System installation in Colorado. This is her second Envirolet® and she loves how much it functions like a “normal toilet!”

“Here are photo’s of my composting toilet that I use in my cabin in the mountains of Southern Colorado. I love it!!!! This is my second Envirolet toilet. I used to have the self contained system before my cabin was built that we kept in the shed next to our trailer. It worked great but I was always hesitant to invite guests down who were not used to “roughing it.”

Once we built the cabin we installed the remote system. It feels more like a normal toilet. I’m having trouble with my water system right now so I have to bring water with me but because I have the waterless toilet I don’t have to worry that I have no toilet facilities.

Last year I had lots of guests come with me throughout the summer and the system worked great!!! Everyone who visits is impressed with my bathroom facilities.”

Thanks,
Sarah L.
Colorado


Envirolet Waterless Toilet in Colorado
Envirolet® Waterless Toilet


Envirolet Waterless Remote Tank in Colorado
Envirolet® Waterless Remote Tank


Envirolet Waterless Toilet in Colorado
Envirolet® Waterless Toilet



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