Installed at Eco-Resort Lodge
Birch Pond Lodge uses your products and has figured out how to keep
a composting toilet working year round in an off the grid cabin
which sees winter temps to -40 F. We also have been pleased to have
been selected one
of the top 10 eco-lodges in the world by Outside Magazine,25
great eco-lodges in an article in Travel & Leisure, July 2003.
I thought I would pass along this good news to your firm.
We are located 70 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska and our cabins
overlook pristine lakes and ponds. Using Sun-Mar composting toilets
has solved the problem of disturbing the ground for a septic tank
and drain field and eliminated the possibility of contamination
of our lakes and ponds. Our concern was finding a way to keep the
composter working in winter in a stand alone cabin which is not
always occupied and thus not always heated. We solved this by building
a well insulated bathroom within the cabin which is heated when
necessary using a direct vent propane heater. In future cabins we
will experiment by designing in some solar heat gain where siting
allows to minimize the propane use.
We chose to purchase your product (Excel AC/DC) knowing we would
have some problems to solve. Happily we can report these problems
solved. We rarely use the AC or DC as the unit functions well so
long as the bathroom stays above 50 and our cabin design has the
venting exiting at the roof peak and this creates sufficient draft
You are welcome to share the content of this letter as you wish.
Thanks for supplying a good product.