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Model: Excel, Installed 2000
Location: Installed in Primary Residence in Oregon
Reviewed By: Kathy Escott & Bob Cremins

Kathy Escott, retired teacher and Bob Cremins, children's book illustrator.

The Sun-Mar Excel high capacity toilet, installed in the winter of 2000. Our nearest neighbors, the Reames family, ordered the same model when they saw ours (and heard how much we liked it.) There's just the two of us living here, but we have parties and guests and lots of neighbor kids who love to come visit us.

We've not had any problems, except for visiting children occasionally stuffing the drum with too much toilet paper. But we're training them. I tell them if they are careful with the t.p., I will let them turn the big handle on the toilet. The Excel is easy to clean, makes the compost quickly and efficiently, and doesn't waste our precious well water.

The poem, Ode on a Sun-Mar throne, hangs on the wall across from the toilet. Visitors ask, "So, how do I use your composting toilet"? To make it simple, I say, "Just sit and read the poem"!




Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in primary residence in Oregon



Models: Excel, Installed 1998
Location: Installed in Primary Residence in Powell Butte, OR
Reviewed By:
Marcus Rizzardini


A great fixture!! No water waste, use where drainfield hookup is impossible, no smell when using, no plugged drains. Great for the landscape and garden. Easy to maintain. We have had success with coconut husk and wood shavings. Looking forward to trying the hemp (Our current bulking material mixture is dried hemp stalk and peat moss - Ed.).










Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in primary residence in Powell Butte, OR



Model: Excel, Installed 1998
Location: Allegheny National Forest, PA
Reviewed By: Jim Cooper


Thanks to the Sun-Mar Excel unit I was able to obtain a sewage permit and begin construction on our cabin in the Alleghany National Forest. The Excel model was approved as an alternative to a septic system. We have used the Excel model for four years and are very satisfied with its performance.

Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in Allegheny National Forest, PA

Model: Excel, Installed Prior to 1999
Location: Installed at residence in IA
Reviewed By: R. P. Brown


These are pictures of our (year round) home in Iowa and our toilet in its tiny room off our bedroom. I'm not sure how long we've had it - your records would probably tell - but its been 5 plus years and we are very happy with it.

We had a cheaper "composter" before that turned out to be completely inadequate. Friends are often intrigued & surprised by it - especially that it doesn't smell bad.

Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in residence in Iowa

Model: Excel, Installed 1999
Location: Installed in cabin near Crystal Lake, Laramie County, Wyoming
Reviewed By: Barbara Curran

We installed the Excel unit in November of 1999. Since the cabin is without plumbing, the Excel was and is ideal. It looks good and everyone can use it without a problem. It has serviced a large group (12) on a given day and is odorless. We are so glad we found this system, otherwise we would not have purchased our "get-a-way".

Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in cabin near Crystal Lake, Laramie County, Wyoming

Model: Excel, Installed in 2001
Location: Installed in cabin in MN
Reviewed By: Tom Ondich


We have been very satisfied with our composting toilet. Rather than having to pay for a septic system we are able to use the compost to fertilize our garden and boy do the flowers grow. Thank you. Sun-Mar is definitely the way to go.
Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in cabin in MN

Model: Excel, Installed in 2000
Location: Installed in seasonal cabin in Wisconsin
Reviewed By: Steve & Karen Beck

Sun-Mar EXCEL installed in year 2000 at our cabin on Lake Buteau.
We have been very happy with this product being installed in our cabin in the bathroom. Excellent performance and we have had as many as 8 people for several days at a time. No problems.

When eventually I do put a permanent septic in this will go in the second bathroom for usage when people are on the lake and don't want to go back to the cabin. The best thing is that I didn't have to have a Septic permit to install it!
You should find several attached pictures of the bathroom containing the EXCEL.
Thanks.
Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in seasonal cabin in Wisconsin

Model: Excel, Installed in 1999
Location: Installed at cabin on Santa Fe Lake, Moline, KS
Reviewed By: Greg Wright

We have enjoyed the unit from day one. It is cost efficient and is the answer to our dilemma (solid bedrock ground and land slopes to the lake; impossible for septic and lagoon).

Your product took us from an outside privy to indoor leisure and comfort and besides, we are saving the environment.
Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel installed in cabin on Santa Fe Lake, Moline, KS

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