Designed for locations where reliable electricity is not available, the BTS 33 from BioLet Toilet Systems is a composting toilet. A drain tube handles all excess liquids and capacity can be increased by adding a 120V AC or 12V DC fan and extra composting bins. The toilet measures 17-1/2" wide by 25" high by 29" deep with a 19-1/4" seat height. Shipping weight is 49 pounds. biolet.com
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