First launched in 1981, the Excel NE (non-electric) has long been the standard toilet for those living off the grid when a regular septic system is not available or not wanted. The success of the Excel design meant that a three chamber unit could be specifically designed for those with no continuous 120 volt supply.
The Excel NE has no fan or heater but composting happens above 60*F (warmer is better). Keeping this unit at room temperature is important for proper operation.
Odorless operation is achieved by a 4" vent mounted at the top rear of the unit which acts like a chimney on a wood stove. For good air movement the vent should be installed vertically and 2-3 feet above the peak of the roof.
Backwoods includes a free 12v fan kit. This fan draws 1.4 watts and can be powered by a 20 watt solar panel and a 12 volt marine battery.
No more than 2 45° bends are encouraged, even with the fan.
Available in White or Bone.
Evaporating capacity on the Excel NE is variable, so the 1" drain at the rear should be connected to an approved drain pit.
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