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Post  littlejo on 9/8/2013, 11:17 pm

I have made myself a compost bin. Would like to share the pics. Will start filling it tomorrow.
Free, approx. 200 gal. cylinder.
Pvc pipe, 1 in, inside dia. with 1/2 inch holes for air.
1 1/2 holes cut in cylinder with forstner bit.


I'm hoping this works. This should work for many different size containers.
Jo Ann

I got the idea from this website.
http://www.hillgardens.com/21compost.htm

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Post  TxGramma on 9/8/2013, 11:52 pm

Looks good. Keep us updated on how well it works.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/9/2013, 12:08 am

Good idea. Keep us updated!

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Post  sanderson on 9/9/2013, 1:14 am

LJ, Are there any holes in the bottom? This looks so good. I'm glad you are trying it and will keep us posted on the outcome, either way.

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Post  Goosegirl on 9/9/2013, 5:58 am

Looks good!  Let us know how it works.  I have a barrel that could be retro'd like that.  If it works well for you, I might give it a try next spring.

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Post  plantoid on 9/9/2013, 7:42 am

Little Jo ,
I like the aeration and watering concept.

 May I suggest that as the bin is conical you consider turning  the bin upside down , cut the bottom off so you get a lid about an inch deep and then fill the inverted bin with your materials.
 
When you decide it's ready to use,  pull the ( fangs ) tubes ) and you can rock the tub body around till you can easily lift the cone off the heap like I do . Leaving a cone shape heap of compost behind . I then cover the heap with some pond liner to keep it slightly dry and to stop it blowing around .


 I have seven cone shaped bins and it's a real boon to be able to slip off the cone and work or use the contents without having to struggle to empty or work inside the bin.

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Post  littlejo on 9/9/2013, 9:11 am

There is a lg. hole in the bottom, about half as big as the top opening. It is barrel shaped, and, it is very heavy, so lifting it off might take some kind of crane!
I will put a cheap tarp over the top, since I don't have much snow, if any.
I sure hope it works, for the turning of a reg pile is not doable for me.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 9/10/2013, 5:10 pm

@plantoid wrote:Little Jo ,
I like the aeration and watering concept.

 May I suggest that as the bin is conical you consider turning  the bin upside down , cut the bottom off so you get a lid about an inch deep and then fill the inverted bin with your materials.
 
When you decide it's ready to use,  pull the ( fangs ) tubes ) and you can rock the tub body around till you can easily lift the cone off the heap like I do . Leaving a cone shape heap of compost behind . I then cover the heap with some pond liner to keep it slightly dry and to stop it blowing around .


 I have seven cone shaped bins and it's a real boon to be able to slip off the cone and work or use the contents without having to struggle to empty or work inside the bin.
This is such a smart idea for ordinary slope-sided walls, but doesn't her bin look straight-sided anyway? Making it not matter whether she can find a narrow end to make an inverted cone?

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Post  littlejo on 9/10/2013, 6:10 pm

It is straight sided, but, pulling off the bin seem like a good idea! If my DH can figure a way 'to latch onto' the bin with the tractor and lift off the shell, we may try that!
Jo

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