Kathy Escott & Bob Cremins
Installed in Primary Residence in Oregon
Related to the four photos:
1) Kathy Escott, retired teacher and Bob Cremins, children's book
2) Our house is a large octagonal room with several rooms that
wrap around the octagon. The 6' x 5 1/2' addition on the right contains
the toilet and some antiques. Our bathing room with tub and sink
is about 6 steps away in the main house.
3) The Sun-Mar Excel high capacity toilet, installed in the winter
of 2000. Our nearest neighbors, the Reames family, ordered the same
model when they saw ours (and heard how much we liked it.) There's
just the two of us living here, but we have parties and guests and
lots of neighbor kids who love to come visit us.
We've not had any problems, except for visiting children occasionally
stuffing the drum with too much toilet paper. But we're training
them. I tell them if they are careful with the t.p., I will let
them turn the big handle on the toilet. The Excel is easy to clean,
makes the compost quickly and efficiently, and doesn't waste our
precious well water.
4) The poem, Ode on a Sun-Mar throne, hangs on the wall across
from the toilet. Visitors ask, "So, how do I use your composting
toilet"? To make it simple, I say, "Just sit and read
the poem"! I've attached the poem for you to read, too.
(Editor's note - poem available for download,
in PDF format, in a printable version - looks best on a color printer,
but black and white will do).