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Composting/Urine diverting toilets

How long can the urine hose that connects to the Ejektor tank be?

The maximum length of the urine hose is 20 meters and that it should have a slope of at least 1 cm per meter to ensure that the tank is self-evident.

Can you extend the ventilation pipe for a Villa 9010 with 12V fan?

It is ok to extend the ventilation pipes, preferably with our article 1020-03 consisting of 2 pcs 1 m pipe Ø75 mm 2 straight joints and wall brackets.

What you need to keep in mind when you have a Villa 9010 with 12V fan is that we recommend using maximum 2 pcs 90 ° bends and 4 m ventilation pipes.

Do you need a fresh air vent installed for the Villa?

No you don´t need to install a fresh air vent. Villa 9000 performs well in the room's regular fresh air supply (window valves, door slipper, etc.). Keep in mind that there is no separate fan (type PAX fan) installed in the same room as the toilet is installed in.

Can the ventilation be run through a chimney stack?

No. We advice against it since moisture from the bathroom can destroy the mortar joints. Also, the plastic ventilation pipe can melt if it is run through the chimney stack.

Does the ventilation need to be insolated?

The Separett Villa 9000 has a collector for water (condensation) in the ventilation pipe exhaust and this leads the condensation to the urine outlet sot that ant water from condensation ends up with the urine. Weekend 7010 lacks this type of collector and we recommend drilling a small hole (Ø3mm) in the ventilation pipe that faces the ground.

Do you need an extra fan if you have a shower in the room?

No! The fan on the urine diverting toilet should be the only fan in the room. It runs continuously and circulates the air in the room and ventilation the moist from any shower. An wall mounted fan may cause a small vacuum effect in the room, drawing smell from the toilet in the wrong direction.

Must the urine waste pipe contain a Ubend, water seal?

Usually not. The faint odour that may come from the urine waste hose is drawn out through the venting pipe with the aid of the fan. A water seal is only needed if a strong odour from the greywater system would be noticed outside the house.

Can you use the toilet without the fan?

We do not recommend using the toilet without a fan. Without a fan, it starts to smell bad and flies come in and lay eggs. As the fan is running, the smell is kept out and the space keeps dry.

Urine drains away very slowly, is there something wrong?

Normally, urine flows away at a good pace. Having problems with runoff, check the following.

  1. If the urine outlet outside the bathroom sufficient slope? We recommend a case about 1 cm per meter urine waste.
  2. Check whether the collection container or infiltration bed is not full.
  3. Over time, there is a risk that urine drains coated internally of salts and minerals. The Separett Cleaning Kit for urine separating toilets supplied with a plug-solver that is ideal for solving these coatings. Follow the instructions on the package!
  4. In the worst case you need to replace the urinary drainage to remedy the error.
How much airflow does the fan create?

There is no simple answer to this question because the airflow is very dependent on the length of the venting pipe and the number of bends it contains.

Should the fan operate continiously?

Yes. This keeps the housing dry and extends the lifetime of the fan. If the fan has to be switched off, place the lid on the container and remove it. Otherwise, bad odours will spread indoors and flies can easily enter and lay eggs.

Is there any risk of flies in the toilets?

Problems with flies are uncommon with Separett toilets. However, flies may enter the toilet if you leave it for a week or so with the fan switched off and the container with solids still in place. The fan should always be operational. If flies do get in to the toilet, change or empty the container, clean it thoroughly, and use fly spray on the toilet and container several times during the following week to remove any remaining larvae. Never add bark or anything because it can contain larva which can develop problems with flies.

Does the spreading of urine cause unpleasant odours?

This depends on the extent to which it is diluted with water. If a Separett Ejektortank is used, 1 liter of urine is mixed with 8 liters of water. This may result in a faint odour, but it will soon disappear. You can speed the process by adding more water or spreading the mixture at night or when it rains.

Are there unpleasant odours from the Separett Ejektortank?

No. The urine odour is drawn into the toilet through the hose and then blown through the toilet ventilation system. By the time it is expelled outdoors, it has been mixed with so much air that the odour is unnoticeable .

Are there unpleasant odours from the leaching bed/soak-away?

No. It does not smell since the urine is let out in the ground and diluted with rain.

Are there unpleasant odours outdoors?

Because the urine and faeces are not mixed, there is never any latrine-type odour from a Separett toilet. A certain amount of odour may be present outdoors, however, when and shortly after the toilet is used. If the venting can be routed to the back of the house, it is usually suffice to just route it straight through the wall. If the venting pipe must be routed through the gables or to the front of the house, it should be extended upwards or routed through the roof.

Are there unpleasant odours indoors?

No. If the fan runs continuously the there will be no unpleasant odours in the room. When installing the toilet, make sure that the venting pipe is properly sealed with silicone. The easily accessible fan filter should be cleaned regularly as well as the insect net at the end of ventilation pipe.

How is it possible that the container with solids so rarely has to be emptied?

Urine accounts for about 85% of the waste volume and is routed separately away from the toilet. This increases the storage capacity for solids greatly. The container is easily replaceable and if the amount of users increases one only change containers more often. The Separett Villa comes with three containers. Additional containers can be purchased if required giving the toilet virtually unlimited capacity.

How often should the toilet be emptied?

If four people are using the toilet on a daily basis, then a container will last about 3-6 weeks, depending on how much toilet paper is being used. For a normal summerhouse, 2-3 containers will suffice. The Separett Villa comes with three containers. Additional containers can be purchased if required.

Are a longer urine hose available?

No. The urine hose only comes in 2m.

If you need a longer hose you can use connector pipes, 10230-02 and 10229-02 but always make sure that there is a steady flow, 1cm/meter, of the urine through the hose. Otherwise the urine may lie still and form plugs

The view screen on our 10 year old Villa doesn´t work properly?

If you have an older modell of Separett Villa- and the view screen doesn´t work at it should. You probably need to change it.

You need to buy: SERVICE KIT: VIEW SCREEN & ROTATION. 9000-SERIES, 10418-04

Is the rubber cap fitted on the pushbutton available as a spare part?

For a number of years back, we changed the design of the pushbutton to a fully cast blue pushbutton.

If you have the push button with a rubber cap, you will replaced it by the new pushbutton with article number 10691-02.

You can order the push button through one of our resellers.

Can you change the 230V fan in a Villa 9000 to a 12V fan

You can convert the Villa 9000 (230V) to a Villa 9010 (12V) by using the convertion kit, art no 1167-02

You can by this kit from one of our resellers.

If you would like to connect it to 230V at a later time, it may be good to know that a battery eliminator is included, which you can use if you prefer power instead of battery or solar cell.

Is the fan for Classic 3000 suitable for The toilet Husqvarna?

If you have a Husqvarna that has a fan with the type no 300 38 14-1, you can by the fan for Classic 3000 with art no. 3032118-10.

Is the fan for Septum 5200 still available?

The fan that fits the SEPTUM modell 5200 is the same that is for Weekend 5000. The fan you need has the 3032512-02.

The urine hose needs to be replaced. Which one do I need?

When you need a new urine hose for your urine separating toilet (regarding how old or how new), you need to purchase our urine hose with 11131-01.
When you need a new urine hose for your urine-separating privy, you need to purchase our urine hose with 10218-01.

Other Products

Are all waste bags from Separett compostable?

No, not all waste bags from us are compostable.
Only the green waste bags (Compostable waste bag) are compostable, art. no. 1127-02

What has do be done before winter storage of Pee (with power and water flushing)?

When the toilet is not used during winter the entire system must be drained from water. Otherwise the magnet valve will freeze and break.

Disconnect the water. Push the flush button until there is no more water. Then hold down the flush button and blow compressed air into the magnet valve to be sure that the system is completely emptied from water.

Can you use Pee during winter?

Yes you can. But to avoid ice plugs during winter use, isolate the urinary drainage hose and / or increase the pipe diameter to Ø50-75mm. Complete with heating loop.

If you want, it's good to keep the ice away with a splash of T-red.

What if the valve in Pee has frozen?

If the valve has frozen you can order a new from your reseller.

How do I reduce the risk that the valve in Pee will freeze?

To prevent the valve from freezing during winter, we recommend that you disconnect the water connection from Pee during winter and “blow” into the connection on the back of the toilet.

This ensures that the valve is emptied on water.