This Bathroom Toilet Flushed With Rainwater Homesteading DIY Project
Water is one of the most important of all necessities for a number of reasons. Use clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Use rainwater to flush your toilet…..
When it comes to figuring out how to provide the most basic necessities when it comes to living off the grid or reducing your dependency of public water utilities.
This Do It Yourself project was designed to educate the reader about a very useful method for constructing a toilet that uses rainwater to flush.
The system includes a method for collecting and storing the rainwater.
It also includes a system that uses a small electric pump (powered by stored solar power. All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to follow.
Materials and Tools:
1 big Water Tank on a pallet
3 100 litre Rainwater Barrels
1 Drill-operated Pump (Wolfcraft – metal bodied)
1 12 Volt Battery-Operated Drill (batteries were defunct, so was lying around in the workshop)
Quite a lot of Concrete Mix
A lot of Hose – about 50 metres (depends on how far the tank is from the house)
Same amount of PVC Piping for said Hose
A few metres of Pex-Al-Pex Tubing (and Fittings) to connect the toilet to the outside piping
1 Reed Valve and Float (from China)
Some wiring and spade connectors (from a dead washing machine)
1 12 Volt Automotive Relay (the highest operating current you can find)
1 Float Valve (for gravity-fed feeding troughs)
1 Solar Panel and Battery
Without having a reliable source of water it is next to impossible to survive. Whether you are talking about water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and sewage disposal. So using rainwater to flush a toilet is one option.
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