We know that the toilet products that we sell are unfamiliar to most people and can be confusing. So in this post we outline typical scenarios and match these up with toilet solutions.
If you want the toilet in the home with no space below the floor for a container, and you have mains electricity, your options are the Sun Mar Excel or Sun Mar Compact. If you have space below the floor for a composter then the Centrex 2000 and 3000 are options along with Wostman Eco Dry. You may have mains power but may prefer not to use any in which case the Sun Mar Non Electric units are an option. But note that their capacity is one person less than the electric. This information is on the ‘technical’ tab of the product page. An ultra low flush toilet may be an answer for some homes; choose the Eco Flush if the tank can be connect via gravity and the Eco Vac if the tank and toilet are on the same level. If the toilet needs to be portable the deep freeze toilet is the correct choice as there is no installation; just plug it in and wait 30 mins to use.
If you want the toilet in an outhouse or shed where there is no mains power your options are the Biolan Eco Hot, Biolan Separating Dry, Biolan Komplet, Biolan Simplett or the Sun Mar Excel NE. If you want a toilet on a boat that is for open water, where there will be some lateral motion, the only option is the Sun Mar Mobile. This unit is designed for tight spaces and can also handle the motion and runs on 12 V power.
Generally speaking if your usage is going to be predominantly urine then a urine diverting compost toilet is likely (Biolan Sep Dry, Simplett, Wostman Eco Dry) the best option for you, as the urine flows through the toilet to a soakaway or container. Internal composting toilets perform best where the usage is solids and liquids. The urine keeps the compost moist enough to facilitate break down to compost. Unisex waterless urinals are a useful in a situation where only urination is taking place. Choosing the unit buy number of people it is for relates to composting toilets. Urine diverting toilets however, just collect the waste and divert the urine, so as long as you keep changing the container there is unlimited potential usage.
Internal Composting toilet: Pro is that the waste breaks down in the unit so compost is removed. Con is that you cannot exceed the stated capacity as composting takes it’s own sweet time.
Urine diverting compost toilet Pro is that there is no maximum capacity. Con is that males have to sit to pee and you have to remove non composted waste and compost this waste elsewhere.
Deep Freeze toilet Pro is that it’s plug and play set up requires no installation (as there is no venting) so it’s ready to use in 30 mins. Con is that you have blocks of frozen waste to deal which will thaw.
Low flush toilet Pro is that it is a flush toilet. Cons are that a septic tank needs to be installed and also pumped out periodically. Google ‘septic tank cleaning near me’ for costs.