A while ago I wrote about the new toilet at the Log Church. Now, that’s more exciting than it sounds, because this toilet is one that incinerates waste.
I’d pretty much forgotten about that blog post, but others haven’t. I get email about that toilet, and some of you have pointed out that I ought to post an update because you want to see the strange biffy. Okay, okay. Photos taken, flames generated, and research done just for you.
The toilet is in a little out-building behind the church. Before you enter, you’ll be sure to see the sign next to the doorknob that advises: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Users need to follow the instructions within this facility very carefully. That’s sign number one.
Once inside, you’ll spot the toilet, and six or seven or ten other warning and instructional signs. (See some of them in the photo?) Most of them are along the lines of read the directions, stupid, only more polite. It is a church toilet, after all.
The instructions are to
- Place bowl liner in bowl
- Flush by pressing foot on lever
- Press button behind seat
Not so hard, right? Nothing could possibly go wrong, right? Not if you’re a Gabriola toilet user, it seems – reports from church members suggest that this toilet is easy to use and pretty much trouble free.
If you want to hear about a slight misadventure with an incinerating toilet, you’ll have to proceed to Wombat Nation to read about the incinerating toilet at a Lake Tahoe cabin. There are flame photos there, too.
(I think that’s an older model toilet at Tahoe. The Incinolet on Gabriola does not have a copper rod.)
The truly curious may proceed to this Youtube video for yet more details.
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