So, I recently got a great deal ($100) on a Little John incinerating toilet. I need some option at my cabin because the outhouse fills to the top with water every year. I tried a new hole...full with water in three hours. The winter becomes a problem obviously.
I got this bad boy fired up, but once the pilot light is lit and I try to turn the knob to 'on', the toilet begins to fire and will not shut off. It's supposed to only fire when the seat goes down. This is a non-electric toilet that works much like a propane water heater - wherein the pilot light is supposed to activate the burner upon closing the lid.
I've searched everywhere on the Internet, but can come up with nothing on this. Anyone out there have experience with one of these toilets??? I heard they were used on the Slope and in many work camps in the 70s and 80s. Is there a shop I could take this thing to and have them figure out the burner control valve?
Thanks for anything you know.