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Humanure ToiletA hinged humanure toilet box will be 18 inches wide and 21 inches long. Get two boards 3/4 inch by 10 inches by 18 inches and two 3/4 inch by 10 inches by 19.5 inches. Get two hinges. Get one piece of plywood 3/4 inch by 18 inch by 18 inch and one 3/4 inch by 3 inch by 18 inch. Hinge the two pieces of plywood together.

Cut a hole in the larger piece of plywood to fit the top of the 5 gallon toilet receptacle. Make sure the hole is only 1.5 inches back from the front edge of the plywood. Always use identical receptacles in a humanure toilet so they will all fit correctly. Buy a standard toilet seat.

Yes, you can instead buy a cheap plastic toilet seat lid that snaps onto a five-gallon bucket, but the resulting toilet is not stable and can tip over when you lean (such as when you wipe your butt)!! You need the box for stablization.

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Humanure Toilet

When screwing the legs to the inside of the box, make sure the top edge of the box will sit about 1/2 inch below the top edge of the toilet receptacle (the top of the toilet receptacle rim will protrude through the box by about 1/2 inch).

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