Toilets Without Plumbing

What Are Your Options for Toilets Without Plumbing?

Looking for a toilet without plumbing?

You’ll be pleased to know that you have a few options. While most people are familiar with the standard or traditional flush toilet system - those with pipes and plumbing that run into the floor and flushes waste the old-fashioned way - many toilets come without the complication of plumbing. These are typically composting toilets.

Ideal for tiny homes, off-grid spaces, or even remodels in places where you don’t want to spend thousands on ripping up plumbing and starting over, these toilets are cost-effective and convenient. 

Here are a few options to consider:

Composting Toilets

A composting toilet is the original toilet without plumbing. Designed to compost waste in a hygienic and environmentally-friendly fashion, these composting toilet systems are popular in both homes and outbuildings.

They are good for the environment and they are also known as "dry toilets”. These toilets convert human excreta into an inert nitrogen-rich material similar to humus. Using these toilets means that you can significantly reduce the use of water.

The composting toilet is a great invention that has been used for years. These dry toilets can hold and process human waste matter to extract nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which are then reused locally. Typically, self-contained composting toilets are common and they are very compact with the treatment chamber inside the toilet pedestal.

Upflush Toilets

If you’d rather stay closer to traditional plumbing but don’t want to install pipes, an upflush toilet could be the way to go. Another version of a toilet without plumbing, upflush toilets use a macerator pump to move waste up against gravity. Because of this, they attach easily to your home’s main plumbing stack and don’t require any additional plumbing or demolition.

Upflush toilets are not new technology. In fact, this type of toilet system has been used in Europe for years to make it easier when installing bathrooms below preexisting lateral lines. The Upflush design was first invented by Saniflo several decades ago and is still the most efficient way to install a bathroom under these circumstances today!


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