Luckily, there's a lid for five-gallon buckets that does seal. Gamma lids are designed to seal five-gallon buckets of paint, adhesive, food, whatever. It comes in two pieces. One is a threaded ring that fits on the lip of the bucket. You need to pound it on with a rubber mallet. The other is the lid. It has an O-ring gasket for sealing. The lid screws into the ring. They come in a variety of colors.
So, now you're wondering, how do I dispose of the contents? As often as possible I pour it into an outhouse/vault toilet/regular toilet. I tie off the empty inner bag and then the outer bag and toss them in the trash. But... but..., there's residue of, ew, human waste in the bag, you say. True. But it's far less than in the typical disposable diaper, or a sack of dog poo, which we toss without a care.
Finally, whenever I wash and vacuum the Rolling Steel Tent I give the bucket and lid a good blasting.
The bucket will eventually wear out. You can't really pry the ring off the bucket without damaging it, so I already have a spare Gamma lid for the new bucket. Maybe I'll get it from Home Depot next time.
aha! thank you for this final piece of the puzzle for my project of a urine separating composting toilet which now resides in a milk crate.ReplyDelete
I just learned there's a seat-lid combo similar to the Luggable Loo, except the lid seals.ReplyDelete
Tote-able Toilet Lid
thanks, even better! I had to do some work yesterday at a house with no running water. It was great to have my own toilet (and stove for a hot lunch...).Delete
Don't forget you can cut a pool noodle down to size and put a split in it and put in on top of your bucket to make a nice cushy for your tushy. ~SassafrasReplyDelete
Then how do you screw on the lid?ReplyDelete
There's enough play so that the lid can screw in over the bag. But the seal is tight enough to be odor free.Delete
Al, my fault for being unclear. My question about how the lid could be screwed on was meant to refer to "Sassafras'" suggestion that you could put a pool noodle around the rim of the bucket for comfort. But having done that, how could you then screw on the lid?Delete
Sorry for the confusion.
Well, yes, that wouldn't work. However, if someone wanted to do that, they could get plumbing insulation tubes which are already split.Delete