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Author: Ian (Ian)
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 3:25 am
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You would probably be better off doing it in your closet.

Unless you have a backyard or some kind of outdoor space, avoid humanure composting. Take shits in your park discreetly. Safer for everyone. Or, if you are really hardcore, take a shit in a newspaper laid out on the floor, roll it up, and bring it to the park and start your own discreet heap. (These are dares.)

Find a friend or neighbor with a backyard and carry your full buckets over there once a week. Avoid public transit, please.

We must all be daring in these foreboding times.

Author: Test2 (Test2)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 2:58 am
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Are you joking ?

The pile is very heavy and would put great concentrated strain on a roof, maybe causing eventual collapse.

The membrane would be waterproof ?

It would lose the benefit of worms and soil critters unless you add them - even then they cant migrate up and down to soil as they see fit.

How would you get on roof to dump contents ?

What is roof angle ?

What about rain, snow - unlike the ground - the water would angle into to the bottom and from above the pile causing lots of leachate.

Then there is wind - it could blow stuff out of pile - seems like it would need some sort of cover.

Looks hard to do.

Author: Theblackdane (Theblackdane)
Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 6:19 pm
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Is this totally out of the question?
My concerns are run-off liquids primarily, although the posts about spontaneous combustion have me a little worried too...
Is there any way to deal with these issues so that I can have my poop pile in the sky?

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