The main task is the installation of the vent stack, which is included
with all units. The vent kits included in the shipping carton are sufficient
for installation in most single story buildings. If more is needed they
are normally easy to find. All vent pipes are thinwall PVC. For more vent
stack installation information, click
All electric units are supplied with a power cord and pre-molded
plug which connects to a standard (3) pin 115 Volt outlet and powers both
the fan and heating element. 12 Volt fans for non-electric models can
be installed in-line with the stack, and connected to a battery which
draws from an alternate source of energy, such as a solar panel.
is recommended that all units be installed on a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupt)
circuit to protect your unit from power surges.
include ½" emergency safety drains. These should be connected
if heavy use, residential use or power outages are anticipated. NE
(Non-electric), AC/DC, SPACESAVER and Ecolet Mobile units are all fitted
with 1" drains, which should be connected to an approved drain pit,
container, or other facility. Click
here for more information on handling excess liquid.
IN THE BOX?
here to see what parts are included with your Sun-Mar.
units serve as a reliable year-round facility when prepared for continuous
or periodic use during the cold winter months. If you use your cabin only
once in a while in the winter, the unit may be used as a holding tank
during this time. If your SUN-MAR will be in use every weekend in the
winter, or in a residence, the temperature must be kept above 55o
F at all times to keep the compost going. Click
here for more information on winter use.
here for rough-in dimensions of all self-contained composting toilets.
Click Here for information
on the 12 Volt fan for Non-Electric & AC/DC units.