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Feeling green? Try the EcoJohn


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:35 PM

Save Water by Barbecuing Your Poop

Looking to save water? Say hello to the EcoJohn, a toilet that uses no water. Instead, after you do what you do, you "close the lid and a large, screw-like auger turns and carries the waste to the burn chamber where the propane burner then bakes urine, feces and paper into ashes." Wow, that's horrifying! This thing isn't even classified as a toilet. It's classified as a barbecue. If you're looking for a sure-fire way to ruin your family's summer cookout plans, I think you just found it.

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#2 m.oreilly

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

great way to keep the house warm in winter: keep the thing in the living room :unsure:

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:04 PM

VERY strange, but it's just amazing. lol. I lol'ed for real! :unsure:

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:49 PM

That's quite odd :unsure: :giggle:

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:05 AM

The waste dropping into water is what keeps the smell down.
If waste just sits until it's burned then there must be allot of smell until it's "cooked".

Plus the waisted energy of burning waste to ash-- why do they call this "Green"?

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 04:32 AM

View PostRoadrunner, on Aug 15 2008, 11:05 PM, said:

The waste dropping into water is what keeps the smell down.
If waste just sits until it's burned then there must be allot of smell until it's "cooked".

Plus the waisted energy of burning waste to ash-- why do they call this "Green"?
I dunno about the smell, I assume they thought of something and it's alright...

Green cause it uses no water (it's horrible the amount of water used to flush a toilet each time. and did you ever count how many times a day you flush that thing?) and zero pollution in water and soil. I do wonder how much propane it uses though...

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:28 AM

You could try living by this motto..."If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down." :unsure:




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