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Why use a stainless steel flap in your dry toilet?

by Julien

Stainless steel mud flaps

Lécopot installs stainless steel mud flaps in all its toilets as standard, to meet the highest quality standards. We also offer them separately for sale to self-builders and users of existing dry toilets. The aim is to enable some to build quality toilets, and others to upgrade their facilities.

Why use a stainless steel flap in your dry toilet?

When we built our first dry toilets a little over fifteen years ago, it seemed obvious to us to install a connecting element between the seat and the bucket to prevent leaks between the two. So, at the time, we took a piece of swimming pool liner and stapled it around the edge of the tray under the steady rest.

In use, we found this very practical, but pretty soon the liner began to yellow and the staples to rust, giving the whole thing an unattractive look. No matter, we were militants.

Durability of installations

When we decided to make this our business, we couldn’t imagine offering short-lived products.

As the aim of our company is to popularize dry toilets, we knew that the practical and aesthetic aspects of these little boxes were very important in convincing even the most recalcitrant.

So we designed a flap that doesn’t need fixing points. Indeed, this would have been a vulnerable area for rust. And all this in a material that meets our exacting standards.

stainless steel flap for dry toilets

Installation of a stainless steel flap for dry toilets

Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust and deterioration. It cleans easily and doesn’t pick up odors.

Savings and comfort

In use, we’ve found that adding a bib has another advantage. It optimizes the capacity of the container used. If you opt for a bucket with the top glued to your seat, you may prevent leaks between the seat and the container, but you’ll never fill the bucket completely. Always leave yourself a margin of about 10 cm to avoid ending up with your butt in the shavings!

As a result, you will only fill your container to 2/3 or 3/4 of its capacity. Given the price of containers, especially stainless steel ones, buying a bib is more economical than buying a 20-liter stainless steel bucket, of which 15 liters at best will be used.

With and without stainless steel flap

The seat height of conventional WCs is around 40 cm. Our 10 cm-high stainless steel flap means that the most commonly used 32 cm-high buckets don’t have to be raised to achieve a comfortable seat height of around 45 cm.

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