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    Has anyone built or seen an outhouse that features a gravity flush toilet? I'm looking to build an outhouse for the summer use and was thinking ventilation and then thought, why not use an actual toilet with a water tank? Water will be readily available, but power will not be so a small bilge pump wouldn't work. I would fill it probably once a week externally, that would be at most. Would this work? I prefer the comforts of sitting down on a toilet when the need arises.

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    Yes. A friend has a toilet in his outhouse for summer use only.
    After business, they dump some water from a 5 gallon pail into it and it's ready for the next person. Simple.
    Don't forget to winterize it in the fall though.
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    Another option would be to have a 100gal or so tank close by with either the ability to gravity feed the toilet or have a small pump to fill it up after each use.

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    If a person wants a porcelain flush toilet, why not just put it indoors?
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    Thanks for the replies. With some more research it seems like most regular toilets will fill with gravity pressure though slowly perhaps.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckhunter01 View Post
    Another option would be to have a 100gal or so tank close by with either the ability to gravity feed the toilet or have a small pump to fill it up after each use.
    Yes, I envision it above your head and behind, maybe only 30 gallons because of the weight and size issues. I can fill it with my gas powered water pump from the outside.

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    If a person wants a porcelain flush toilet, why not just put it indoors?
    Certainly, but this is for a remote mine site where permanent structures aren't permitted.

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    Fine a old boat toilet as they only need about a half gallon of water per flush
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