Monday, April 29, 2019

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Composting toilet services

I'ts something we use every day but it is rarely talked about and often overlooked... can you guess what it is?


The Toilet.

Here at Dirty Deeds co. we will talk about toilets all day if given the chance because we love toilets!

Here is a step by step introduction to the water-less compost toilet system we build and install for festivals, camping area's, building sites and bush blocks.

Wheelie bin systems are a great "no handling" system: when the bin is full you simply unplug it, close the lid and wheel it away, Out of sight , out of mind.

if you have two bins they can be alternating: while one is composting it's contents the other is being slowly filled.

drilling a hole as close to the bottom of the bin and installing a threaded back nut  allows you to attach a tap and hose for the liquids to drain.



Straw is added before use and a short bit of ag pipe is fixed inside to stop the tap and hose becoming blocked.


When the bin is full it is simply wheeled outside and closed and a new bin installed, after a year the bin is emptied where soil is needed. (only about a third of the contents are left in the bin after the thermophilic process has taken place.)

I like the wheelie bin compost toilet because there is no direct dealings with the feces and urine.
The tap and hose fitting
A trench filled with gravel is dug directly next to where the bin will sit

The hose from the bin is connected to the trench for liquids to drain.
solids sit in the bin and liquids drain into a leech field through a tap and garden hose at the bottom of the bin.

this is a great spot for the toilet because the rock supports the floor leaving space for the bin underneath.

After every "deposit" a high carbon material is added such as sawdust, charcoal/ash or shredded paper or a combination of these.

The carbon helps the feces to break down and also helps with any smells.

After building the floor bearers a simple ply box is made and installed with a toilet seat attached.

simple ply box with seat sitting directly above the bin.


windows go in for a loo with a view!

walls, roof, door...

This picture shows how the building is the perfect height for the bin

99.9% repurposed project with only the screws and nails bought.

Remember next time you flush the toilet, that's six liters of drinking water







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Re-purposing Department

At Dirty Deeds co. second hand materials are always welcome, we would rather use your materials for your project than buy manufactured unsustainable hardware.

If you have a store of building materials and a project, we can make it happen.

Most of what we do is at least 80 % made from re-purposed hardware and materials.

Our list of re-purposed products is growing all the time as we re-invent uses for societies refuse.

* pallets

* car/truck tyres

* cans and bottles

* used timber framing

* corrugated iron

* fridges/freezers

* glass

Whatever your project we can help save you money and make your dreams a reality.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mike Reynolds Australian tour 2017


IT’S ON! MICHAEL REYNOLDS IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA!!
Michael Reynolds is heading down under to do a series of talks, presenting Earthships and the latest findings in self-sustainable architecture and design.
For tickets and more information please visit https://earthshipstore.com/index.php…
If you are buying multiple tickets, please list the names of the people attending in the "Customer Comment" during the check-out process so we can keep track of who is coming. Please be sure to print out and bring proof of your ticket purchase with you, or have the e-mail confirming your purchase accessible on your smart phone or other mobile device. Each person attending should also bring a valid form of identification so we can verify your purchase at the door.
About Michael Reynolds: Ever since the first screening of the film Garbage Warrior in 2007, Michael Reynolds has been internationally recognized and acclaimed as leader and pioneer of self-sustainable building designs. For 45 years, he has worked on perfecting the art of “radically sustainable living” and designing “Earthships”, the only off-grid and completely self-sustainable buildings in the world today that present all the comforts of conventional homes and more. A true visionary, Michael Reynolds believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can - and will - change the way we live.
For more information on about Earthships visit www.earthship.com

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Eco play equipment project

Recently I was asked to build some playground equipment for the Lorien Novalis Steiner school in Dural.

I was given a rough sketch of what they had in mind  and as usual they were happy to give me free reign to design something close to the sketch.

I started with a steel structure and added on bits and pieces as the project evolved in my mind.

Not wanting to use any treated timber, I used steel for the main structure and later cladded the exposed steel with re purposed hardwood fence palings.
Hardwood fence palings used to clad the steel


Tree branch handrail

I wanted to include natural timbers and used materials so I designed and built a handrail out of tree branches attached to a chain bridge I had incorporated.

Other materials included marine ply offcuts, (and purchased full sheets), left over building materials from the high school building project from a few years before and some bluegum slabs I found under a classroom.


I tried to make the play equipment challenging but safe and I made a rock climbing wall on one side with a blackboard on the other side.

The project is almost finished, there is a slide to add and a sand pit to build and I will update this post when it is complete