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Models: Excel NE Installed 2000
Location: Installed at cabin in ON
Reviewed By: Geoff Johnson


We would like you to consider the attached picture of what has been dubbed the Superloo for use on your Web site. The compost toilet replaced Ye Olde Outhouse at our weekend cottage at the beginning of the summer, and has attracted so much interest we considered setting up turnstiles and charging for a guided tour! Once we had learned how to achieve the correct moisture level (a matter of trial and error) the system has performed very well. For the most part there are only two or three of us at the cottage but we have had groups of as many as eight on long weekends. I was relieved (nice choice of word!) to find that the system coped very well. In fact, we have been surprised at the bulk -- or lack of it -- so far. Any one considering a composting toilet needs to understand that that it requires a little nurturing. In return, it pays great dividends. And it sure beats Ye Olde Outhouse. We look forward to a place in the Toilet Hall of Fame...

(picture shows my wife Maureen showing off the composting toilet in its palatial home at our cottage, located in whitewater rafting country near Beachburg, Ontario, 100 miles west of Ottawa. We live just outside Ottawa, in the village of Manotick.)




Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed at cabin in ON



Models: Excel NE Installed 1999
Location: Installed on Orchard Island, near Pointe at Baril, ON
Reviewed By: Ken Kennedy


As we are on a rocky island, 7 miles from the marina, we were looking at about a $20,000 bill to install an approved septic system. I met Sun-Mar at the Cottage Life show and signed up for the Show Special. As hydro has not invaded our island yet, we chose the NE model. We installed it in a purpose-built building.

That year, the cottage was very well used and we found that Sun-Mar's recommended capacity was accurate. So, the next year we bought a second NE and installed it in an edifice liberated from the construction site of a cottage being converted to year round. Our installations cost a fraction of a conventional system and produces excellent compost for our small flower garden.

The Sun-Mar staff have always answered queries in a prompt and useful manner.


Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed on Orchard Island, near Pointe at Baril, ON

Models: Excel NE Installed 2000
Location: Installed at summer cottage, Muskoka Region, ON
Reviewed By: Mike Grasser


Our camp is situated on 250 acres of land in Muskoka, electricity is over a mile away so everything is pretty primitive and simple. With the construction of our 10' X 12' cabin we found that we were now spending more and more time at the 'cottage' and our waste issues needed to be addressed. As Children we had experienced the out house and that brought back memories that we wish we would soon forget. Another alternative was needed. We visited the 'Cottage Life Show' 3 years ago and came across the composting toilet concept. After some research we had decided upon the Sun Mar design and purchased an Excel-NE as we felt that it was a better concept and product in our opinion from all the rest.

We built another shed to house this unit and put it to work. Installation was extremely easy as well as the set up. We were surprised at the lack of smell from the unit (the main point) as well as the easy of maintaining it. Since we only use it on weekends in the summer and a few weekends in winter, it requires very very little in the way of maintenance. Keeping it clean using the supplied solution, rotating the drum at the end of the weekend and periodical cleaning of the composting chamber is all that is required. Now the finished composted waste looks, feels, and smells like rich loam earth.

We would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a low cost, environmental solution to their waste problem. No septic tanks to be pumped out. No worry about environmental impact of an out house. And surprisingly...no flies, which one might think you would get. Get one, you'll love it!

You may print our testimonial on your web site or any other form of advertising as we truly believe your product is that good. Thank you very much.

Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed at summer cottage, Muskoka Region, ON

Models: Excel NE Installed 1993
Location: Installed at cottage on Lae of Many Islands, ON
Reviewed By: Connie Newitt


We have an island on this lake with no electricity. The Sun-Mar N.E. has allowed us to have an indoor toilet which was an impossibility before this. We think its great. No more stumbling in the dark to find the outhouse.










 



Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed at cottage on Lae of Many Islands, ON

Models: Excel NE Installed 2000
Location: Installed at cottage in Tobermory, ON
Reviewed By: Phil McNamee



Our Sun-Mar toilet works great. We have a log cabin that is the woods with no water or hydro. Therefore with no power we needed the Excel-NE and for 4 summers now it has worked great with no problems. We have even had 16 people up on a weekend with no problems.







Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed at cottage in Tobermory, ON

Models: Excel NE Installed 1996
Location: Installed at camp on Lake Huron
Reviewed By: O. Meawasige


We have a true "camp" -- a deluxe tent in the bush (see picture at right) on Lake Huron. No running water, no electricity. We didn't want to build an outhouse so I researched toilets. The Sun-Mar Excel Non Electric seemed to fit the bill. My husband was hesitant, thinking that it would smell! Not only did it not smell, but it survived three bear visits INTO our camp! The bears wrecked EVERYTHING -- but were not attracted to the toilet -- it didn't smell! It works so well that I didn't even realize that I wasn't using the proper start-up procedure in the Spring -- I happened to be reviewing the manual when I discovered the fact! Even when I empty the compost there is no smell -- it only enhances the environment and DOES NOT attract animals.

My husband works in Environmental and is now so convinced of its benefit that he recommends it for any eco-tourist site -- environmentally friendly and NO SMELL!

Composting toilet review of Sun-Mar Excel NE installed at camp on Lake Huron

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