Do you need to turn off and store your toilet for a period or over the winter? Then it’s crucial that you always handle your products correctly before turning them off and storing them. To ensure the best possible condition for your toilet, it’s important to follow the steps below for each product you wish to shut down and store.
Our incinerating toilets consume about 0.13kWh during 24H in standby mode. Every time you turn off the toilet (for a weekend or a longer period), the following steps ne avoid frostbite.
> Turn off the power switch on the back and unplug the power cord. If your toilet has two switches, both should be turned off; otherwise, there is a risk of the battery discharging.
> Separate the toilet from the ventilation pipe and plug the ventilation pipe/chimney. Use either cover plug for Ø 110 mm (art.no 1268) or a similar object.
> Clean the toilet thoroughly. Don't forget to clean the ashtray.
This protects the toilet from any moisture that may penetrate and damage the electrical components of the toilet, and it prevents cold air from entering the space where the toilet located.
> The battery on FAMILY should not remain unchanged for more than 12 months. We recommend that you maintain and charging the battery every six months during long-term storage (plug it in, turn on both switches and let the toilet run for approximately 8 hours)
Once the above steps have been completed, your toilet is ready to be stored. For more detailed information on cleaning your incinerating toilet, as well as additional product-specific information, please refer to the “maintenance & cleaning” section for each product.
Cleaning the ashtray:
> Pick out and emty the ashtray
> Pour 1L of water directly into the ashtray (without bag)
> Place the ashtray back into the toilet
> Run a large incineration program (without bag)
This helps loosen deposits in the pot and the steam passing through the toilet and ventilation pipe facilitates the cleaning of the entire toilet.
Do you have a BASIC? The video below demonstrates how to empty the ashtray for this model.
We recommend always keeping the fan on, even if you’ll be away for an extended period. The toilet and fan are best served when the fan is running because it keeps the toilet area/house dry and extends the fan’s lifespan. Separett Villa consumes 0.06kWh over 24H, but if the fan needs to be turned off, i’s particularly important to clean the toilet to avoid unpleasant odors and prevent flies from entering and laying eggs.
> Unplug the power cord to shut down the toilet.
> Put the lid on the waste container and remove it from the toilet (alternatively, empty the container and insert a new bag). This ensures that odors contained. Empty the container of the solid waste, flush out with water, and cleanit thoroughly with cleaning agent.
> Clean the urine hose/siphon. Flush out urine pipe and urine hose with water. This can also be beneficially performed before your urine diverting toilet is put into operation after a substantial break. If urine pipe and/or urine hose should become blocked, they are available for purchase as spare parts in our shop or via our retailers.
> Clean the toilet. Clean the toilet internally and externally with cleaning agent, cloth and if necessary, a brush as well.
Urine freezes at approximately -5ºC, so if the toilet will be used in winter, make sure the urine drain has a constant slope. We recommend an external urine outlet with a diameter of 50 mm. The large dimension reduces the risk of the urine drain outlet is freezing and breaking. It’s also possible to insulate the outdoors sections of the urine pipe and pour a little antifreeze solution into the urine bowl before storage.
If you have a urine container, it should be cleaned during toilet visit interruptions. Fill about ¼ of the urine container with water, close the lids, and shake vigorously to clean the inside of the container. Then, empty the water. You can also use environmentally friendly cleaning agents to eliminate any odors.
It’s best to empty the Ejectortank before winter since urine freezes at -5ºC and can cause the ejector tube to burst. Ensure that the ejector tube in the lid is emptied of liquid; having a small amount of liquid at the bottom of the container is harmless and won’t cause any damage.
If you use the toilet in winter, collect the urine in suitable containers and save it for fertilizing in the spring, or alternatively; direct the urine to the graywater/sewage or to an infiltration system. Don't forget that the municipality's environmental office provides guidance on approved alternatives. Decisions regarding waste management are not for the average person to make.