Economy and ecology: our tips for installing dry toilets at home

As current trends move towards greener resolutions, toilets in the home are no exception. Many households have already adopted this technique and do not regret it. This is the dry toilet, a more economical option for optimal comfort in the home. Here are a few tips on how to install them.

Tools needed for installation

During the construction phase of the house, one of the most important rooms is the toilet and the amenities it provides. Therefore, the installation must be as perfect as possible, and why not the most economical. The recommended solution: the dry toilet. Indeed, it does not need to dig a large hole to bury the pit. Easier to make, the tools you will need are a bucket, with a material of your choice, either plastic or galvanized steel. Then, a sawdust bin placed in the room. And finally, an ordinary toilet seat. Some wooden planks will also be useful during construction. These materials are basic tools for very simple and ordinary dry toilets. Currently, various tools and new technologies are available on the market. If all the materials are available to the owners, all that remains is to install it.

How to install it?

There are two choices when it comes to installing dry toilets. First, the occupants can do a bit of DIY and install the toilet themselves. The steps to follow are not difficult. First of all, a plan should be drawn before the boards are cut out, to be used to wrap the seat and support the toilet as if it were a conventional toilet. On the other hand, it will be the bucket which will receive the faeces, and which will be placed just below this bowl. For more sophisticated mechanisms, it is rather necessary to call upon professionals, for a second choice.

And how does it work?

The operation is the same. At each visit to the toilet, put sawdust at the bottom of the bucket, and cover the needs with sawdust afterwards. If buckets or other containers are used, you will have to provide a spare in case they are full. In another case, there are already equipped toilets that separate urine from faeces. In all cases, however, the aim is to spend the minimum amount of water in the household, and the excreta thus collected can be used for compost production. Now is the time to try them out.

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