Has anyone ever used one of these? I think it is a good concept but want to make sure it works. The biggest downfall I see is that it is cold up here in the north and could only probably use it during the late spring, summer and early fall.
I used one of these a long time ago and it worked very well. It is important to use the correct amount of enzymes, they call them Digester or Terminator. Works best above 40 degrees.
03-25-2009, 08:11 PM
I used one when I lived in Pennsylvania and Virginia. It worked better in Virginia although it worked fine most of the year in Pennsylvania. In PA, I had to boil a big pot of water once or twice per week and add that to it. I live in Tennessee now and need to get another one. It's easy to use and controls odor very well.
03-26-2009, 06:43 AM
My neighbor has one. He rarely uses it anymore. Instead I think he just uses a 5 gallon bucket to collect the waste and then dumps it in a discreet location (behind his fence near some shrubs). Heck, he might simply put some of those enzymes in the bucket.
As for me, I just shovel the stuff toward the back fence.
03-29-2009, 08:21 PM
I live in SE Ohio and I have one.
As stated before, works best above 40 degrees.
Mine works well.
03-30-2009, 12:42 PM
Its not maintenence free - you need to add water and enzimes. I ended up not using mine much since it was too far from the hose. Much easier for me to scoop and put the poop out with the household trash 2x per week.
Black N Gold
03-31-2009, 05:14 PM
If you have clay soil- it doesn't work.
04-01-2009, 01:42 AM
I had a home made similar setup a barrel buried with access in the top and the bottom cut out. After a few years there was little residue left. This was for one or two coon hounds and was located between Freeport and Rockford, Illinois.