We get a lot of frequently asked questions about Laveo DryFlush toilets – our most popular packaging toilet – so we thought we would create a blog post to answer them:
How does it work?
Dry Flush works with a continuous bag held in a special dispenser just under the seat. In this completely waterless process, there are 15 or more consecutive “flushes” in each refill cartridge.
Can I use it like a regular toilet?
Absolutely! You use the Dry Flush just like a regular toilet. Pushing the flush button after each use whisks waste out of sight, wrapping it in a plastic bag, and the next user is presented with a clean and fresh toilet bowl.
Does it smell?
The best thing about Dry Flush! Over two years in development, Dry Flush’s proprietary barrier material completely isolates waste and odor. Once the toilet is flushed you will never see it again. The proprietary bagging material seals waste so effectively that no odor will escape for three weeks or more.
How do you empty it?
When you have depleted the refill or want to discard waste, lift the toilet seat and the trim piece to expose a black bag containing the wrapped waste. You will never see or smell waste at any time. Remove the black bag from the drum-like container below. Seal it with a bag tie and discard in the trash. Everything that has touched waste is discarded. Clean the exposed surfaces and you’re done.
What if it tips over?
Waste is contained by a triple barrier system: The vacuum-sealed portions accumulate in molded drum-like container that is lined with an industrial strength liner bag. If toilet tips over, waste is still securely contained.
Can you throw the waste away like normal garbage?
Yes! All landfills accept human waste to accommodate baby and adult diapers. Standard regulations require that waste be contained in plastic bags.
How do you power it?
You have a choice of a battery or plugging it in.
How long does each cartridge last?
Each cartridge lasts for up to 15 single consecutive flushes.
How do I clean my DryFlush Laveo?
Just wipe the exterior with a damp cloth. There is no holding tank to clean. All surfaces that contact waste are discarded when you change refills.
Will it freeze?
No water means that the unit is immune to freezing temperatures. The battery is good down to at least -20°F (-30°C) depending upon charge condition. Waste will freeze, but that causes no issues. This makes it a great option for cold climates.
How long will the battery last?
The battery will last for several months, depending upon weather. One charge should last you approximately 300+ flushes before recharging is needed. (Note: do not leave your battery charging continuously as this will reduce its life.)
**The one exception to this battery life is if a 'dirty power' source (such as a generator) is used. In that case, we cannot guarantee the battery life.
What happens when the cartridge runs out?
A red line appears on the material that lets you know that the cartridge has about two more flushes and you should change the cartridge. If you ignore the indicator, the material will run out in the next flush or two, and the top edge of the material will be visible.
How much weight can the unit hold?
It has been tested to 500 lbs without appreciable deformation.
How big is it?
The DryFlush is the same size as normal toilets used in homes and offices.
Dimensions: 18.25 inches high, 16 inches wide, 20 inches deep
Weight: ~23 lbs without battery
Battery: 5.6 lbs
Structural Strength: 500 lbs
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