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WILL1E
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 08:16
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Trying to find a outhouse pedestals/cones for my upcoming build. It seems like the options are extremely limited with the cheapest one being just under $200 from Canada. Is it that "$hitty" of a market that not many people manufacture them? I would just think with all the parks in the USA that there would be more options.

Does anyone have or seen alternatives? My wife doesn't want the traditional bench style for cleanliness purposes so a pedestal is the way we need to go.

Nate R
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 08:30
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https://www.farnorthfiberglass.com/cones.html

This is where I got mine. I couldn't find anything less expensive....I think that's exactly it, not a big market. Stainless ones for park vault toilets aren't cheap, either.

-Nate

Atlincabin
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 09:37
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Look around and you might find a piece of galvanized drain pipe or large PVC pipe that would work as a pedestal. PVC would be easy to keep clean and won't rust. I have a traditional bench seat, but inset a plastic bucket (hole in the bench is just the right size to catch the lip of the bucket) with the bottom cut out to keep "stuff" from ending up on the wood. Also easy to hose down the inside of the bucket occasionally.

razmichael
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 09:55
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Been about 10 years since I got mine and I think it was from the spot Nate linked. At the time it was the cheapest out of very few options.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 16:05
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This is what I used:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-18-in-x-22-in-Sump-Pump-Basin-SF20/204733081

Install it upside down, cut a hole in the bottom (now the top), install a toilet seat. About $35-$40 and done.

jhp
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 16:08
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Quoting: NorthRick
This is what I used:


That's a pretty great alterntive. Being 4" higher than an ADA level toilet do you find it too tall?

Brettny
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2020 16:44
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Cut it down if it's to high. Or recess it into the floor.

I think at $200 for the fiberglass one I would make a circle with very thin plywood and cover it with fiberglass. Fiberglass is not that difficult to work with.

Steve961
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2020 00:03
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I have had one of the Far North Fiberglass pedestals installed at my cabin outhouse for 15 years. It's still in near perfect condition, although some of the screws I used to mount it to the floor are a little rusty - I will use stainless screws when I make a new and bigger one next year.

I really like how easy it is to clean, and how close it feels to a real toilet. I would definitely buy again if I needed to.

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rpe
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2020 07:53
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The outhouse at our cottage has a conventional bench-seat outhouse. The cedar boards in the kick panel (behind your calf when seated) were stained from urine spray. I replaced those boards, and mounted a white plastic deflector (cut from a piece of shower surround) under the bench that deflects urine down to pit. That has worked well to protect the new kick panels.

WILL1E
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# Posted: 5 Sep 2020 10:36
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Now I like that idea!!!

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