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    Portable toilets are provided on an 'as available' basis for guests who prefer the convenience of a flush toilet. Portable Flush Toilets Are available for guests who prefer the convenience of a flush toilet. Portable toilets are supplied fully charged and ready for use. Terms of rental: Visitors must return portable toilet rinsed and clean before departure. Additional rental fees apply. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)    General Description.    Before each use.    To flush toilet after use.    Emptying waste holding tank.    The holding tank deodorant.    To recharge the unit for additional use.    Terms of rental, rental fee.    Guest Notes:  "Something about having to get dressed to go to the toilet at night..."   "We may be getting too old for frosty toilet seats so far from home."   "I am afraid that we do fall into that wimpy category of folks who can't be separated from indoor plumbing . . ."   (On the next page.)  4 Star Camping. Four Star Camping. A graphic guide to amenities.  

    Portable flush toilet.General Description. Portable flush toilet are simple and easy to use. The top section (See illustration, "A") includes the seat, cover, bowl, flushing bellows or pump ("C") and a fresh water storage tank. The lower section ("B") is an odor-tight, gas-tight detachable waste holding tank with valve. Push in or pull out valve handle ("D") to operate valve which seals the waste holding tank.
    Before each use, it is recommended that you open and close the holding tank valve with the seat cover closed. This will vent any pressure that may have built up as a result of heat.

    To flush toilet after use. (1) Close cover. (2) Pull out holding tank valve handle (See illustration, "D"). (3) Push down on bellows (pump, "C") to rinse the bowl. A fast, efficient, fresh water flush is achieved by pressing the (pump) bellows quickly several times. This action results in the best available bowl rinse and efficient use of water. (4) Push valve handle ("D") all the way in to insure an odor-tight seal.

    Emptying waste holding tank. Emptying waste holding tank. (1) Do not allow the waste holding tank to become overfilled. The waste level can be checked visually by opening the holding tank valve with handle ("D"). (2) Make sure the waste valve handle is in the closed position. (3) Remove fresh water tank from waste holding tank. (Most models just lift off. Thetford 155 has release latch.) (4) Carry the waste holding tank to the privy (outhouse). With the the waste holding tank cap in an "up" position, remove cap and pour waste contents into privy (For Thetford 155 depress air relief valve while pouring out contents.) (5) Rinse waste holding tank, reassemble toilet and return to Camp Barn office.

    The holding tank deodorant in use at Fourpeaks is formaldehyde-free, non-toxic and biodegradable. It provides effective odor control, but is not designed to break down waste. Use supplied special toilet paper only and DO NOT DISPOSE of other paper or non-papaer products in the portable toilet.

    To recharge the unit for additional use, place 4 oz. of holding tank deodorant into the waste holding tank ("B") and close cap. Fill the fresh water storage tank ("A") and close cap. Reassemble unit. Operate bellows pump ("C") briefly to place small amount of water in the waste holding tank.
    Additional note for Winter Use. For cold weather use, to prevent the water from freezing, a non-toxic (propylene glycol) anti-freeze is added to the fresh water supply tank. Do not refill with plain fresh water. To recharge water tank please ask for water with anti-freeze added.

    Terms of rental. (1) Portable toilets must be requested at time of booking. (2) Portable toilets are supplied fully charged and ready for use. (3) Visitors must empty holding tank and return portable toilet rinsed and clean before departure. Rental fee: $16 (for a stay of any length) plus $3 per additional 4 oz. holding tank deodorant if usage requires.


    "Something about having to get dressed to go to the toilet at night..."
    Subject: Re: For Oct 9 in the High Peaks: very private, very pretty--
    From: Marc D***
    Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:41:41 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Dear Martin,
    Thank your for your quick response!
    Unfortunatly (for me), the couple that are hiking with us that particular weekend wanted a little more luxury (all depends on what we call "luxury"). Something about having to get dressed to go to the toilet at night...
    One thing is for sure, your camps are in my book of "places to stay at" for my next visit in the Adirondacks.
    Best regards, Marc D***

    Subject: Re: For Oct 9 in the High Peaks: very private, very pretty--
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:19:35 -0400
    To: Marc D***
    Marc--
    The privies (outhouses) at my place--aside from being the traditional toilet for a camp, and considering the APA Green Zone building prohibitions on the construction of septic tanks, cesspools, etc.--help insure that I attract the right sort of guest. A guest I will be happy about--and vice versa.

    I do offer a portable flush toilet for prospective guests who are shy about the outhouse. CLICK http://4peaks.com/fpotty.htm But that's a webpage joke. A trick to avert disastrous bookings. I've never supplied one. I send resulting inquiries to my friend Ray's Cabins at the Base Camp. CLICK http://4peaks.com/folove.htm#ray You might consider one of them for your Oct 9 weekend with "the other couple." Not as pretty as a Fourpeaks cabin, but real flush toilets! Tell Ray I sent you. If you do stay there ask me about a Fourpeaks Day Pass. CLICK http://4peaks.com/folove.htm#pass

    Yes. Come here with your wife and boy for a family vacation at Ridge Camp! CLICK http://4peaks.com/frc.htm You've earned a 25% "good guy discount" off listed prices.
    Best wishes, Martin

    #0552 "We may be getting too old for frosty toilet seats so far from home."
    Subject: RE: Your Fourpeaks visit 12/28/04 to New Camp
    Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 18:04:45 -0500
    From: "Rita M. Ar****"
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Dear Martin,
    Sid and I had a wonderful time. New Camp and your property were exactly
    as you described them and met all our expectations beautifully. We may
    be getting too old for frosty toilet seats so far from home
    so its good
    to know there is another option. Other than that, everything was
    wonderful. The trails were exceptionally well marked and the views were
    terrific. Sid thanks you for the ax. He had fun splitting wood--and I
    had fun burning it.
    Lasko made his first find just a few days after we came back. We run a
    school for troubled teens and one of them ran away in the middle of a
    cold night. She has medical problems that require supervision and
    medication. Lasko is a young dog, still in training. Nevertheless I
    took him out to look for her on the grounds that it couldn't hurt. He
    found her about 1/2 a mile from the school. She was hiding in a wood
    lot under some dense brush, in the dark. The hikes and walks we took in
    your secluded paradise set the stage for that success. We had just
    spent a lot of quality time together; I was really tuned into his body
    language and he was focused on me.
    We will definitely be back and I have recommended you to all my
    outdoors, low-maintenance friends and family.
    Sincerely,
    Rita

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 12/28/04 to New Camp
    Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:27:35 -0500 (EST)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: "Rita M. Arg***

    Rita-- Thank you for the most welcome letter about your visit. I'm glad you found the place ok.
    Yes. You can reserve a portable toilet any time you like. Look at http://4peaks.com/fpotty.htm for more.
    Your Lasko dog story is very interesting. George has talents too but they're not the same.
    Please come back. Look at http://4peaks.com/fgift.htm for discount offers for returning guests.
    Best wishes,
    Martin

    #1893 "I am afraid that we do fall into that wimpy category of folks who can't be separated from indoor plumbing . . ."
    Subject: Re: A Road Story
    Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 20:40:55 EDT
    From: QUEENOF*****@aol.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Hi there, Martin! Interestingly, we have been talking about you just this month!! We were actually in the Lake Placid area in the beginning of August and Lito said we should drive up and see if you were still on the mountain. We have done some hiking on a few of the trails near the Adirondack Loj and we always say that your property is so much better because the trails haven't been pounded by hordes of people. Our plan is to contact you for day use of your trails the next time we drive up. I am afraid that we do fall into that wimpy category of folks who can't be separated from indoor plumbing, so we are going to compromise and stay in a hotel and drive over to your place to talk to the mountains. I will never forget being up there and hearing the wind whooshing amongst the peaks. Hope to see you again when we can. Best wishes, Lito and Fran and Lilo the Spotty Dalbrador
    Subject: Re: A Road Story
    Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:32:20 -0400
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)" martin@4peaks.com
    Organization: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Backcountry Camps
    To: QUEENOF**@aol.com
    Fran--
    Thanks for your email. Good to hear from you!
    Sure. Stay at Scott's place next time you're here
    http://4peaks.com/folove.htm#loft
    and get a Day Pass for hiking Fourpeaks.
    Easy. See http://4peaks.com/folove.htm#dayuse
    Best wishes,
    Martin
    P.S. I finally got talked into flush toilets for those who
    prefer. http://4peaks.com/fpotty.htm

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