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Old 12-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #11
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We will be building in outhouse next summer, but unfortunately we have to have it 'designed' as per code. I think it requires us to have a vault. Many of our neighbors have outhouses just like yours with a hole, but I guess with all the lakes we have up here they had to adopt different regulations.
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
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When we went for our building permit for our cabin we had to first get an out house permit.the out house permit was 100.00 the permit for the house was 50.00. they gave us a plan for the outhouse it was wild.the hole was to be 6x6x6ftand shored up bottom to top im talking fort knox craper here.All in all they were only worried about the vent through the roof and they did come out and inspect it. I just dug a hole and put the outhouse on top with a 2 inch vent through the roof.
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
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Vermont2014,

I too am in vermont and use the humanure system. Love it.
Where are you? I am in Barretown.

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Old 12-13-2013, 06:33 AM   #14
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I have some friends who built an outhouse above ground
The base was approximately 4' high by 8' wide. It was a 2x4 construction for the base that had chicken wire around it so air could flow through.
The outhouse sat ontop of half of the 4x8 frame and when it got full they slid the outhouse to the other side. There was no smell, and the eventually composted waste was used as fertilizer. It takes well over a year to fill up one side.
I though this was a brilliant idea to digging a hole and if one wanted to cover the wired in area you could use pallets or something similar.the unused section was covered creating a flat area next to the outhouse.
There were stairs up to the outhouse giving meaning to "sitting on the throne"!
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