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Post  68carguy on 5/1/2014, 8:58 pm

Girlfriend picked up 2 of these today at wally world for $20.00 each. Anyone ever had any luck making compost in something like this? Hope it wasn't a waste of money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wof53CIqxk0
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/1/2014, 10:05 pm

Let's go bowling!  I love it!  I may just have to check these out.  I have not had a lot of success with compost tumblers, but this one I may just be able to make work.

GG

PS - 20 bucks? Great deal! I am finding them online for $190!
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Post  68carguy on 5/1/2014, 10:21 pm

Yeah they do look like a bowling ball...LOL
Yeah $20.00 clearance, the boxes look like they have been thru a war, think they were left over from last year, been stored outside seems like. Hopefully all the parts are there to put them together, she checked to see if they could be returned if they didn't and they can be. So seems like a no lose deal to me. Also thought I might try to mix my MM together in it, I am in the process of building a 4x10 bed.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/1/2014, 11:44 pm

Last year I had the bowling ball.
This year I filled it 2/3rds now and vowed to keep more browns in it.
Although I should tumble more, it's working much better than last season.
I'm thinking the brown's may be my answer to a successful tumbler
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Post  sanderson on 5/2/2014, 12:05 am

The more I think about it, DGF may have scored! A composter, contained mixer for MM, or storage for MM or compost. It has those interior spikes that may help mix and break up clumps.  Very Happy 

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Post  yolos on 5/2/2014, 10:10 am

@sanderson wrote:The more I think about it, DGF may have scored!  A composter, contained mixer for MM, or storage for MM or compost.  It has those interior spikes that may help mix and break up clumps.  Very Happy 

Mel's Mix mixer, good ideal
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Post  68carguy on 5/2/2014, 10:49 am

The more I think about it, DGF may have scored!

 thinking Sorry have to ask, What is DGF??
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Post  has55 on 5/2/2014, 2:03 pm

@68carguy wrote:The more I think about it, DGF may have scored!

 thinking Sorry have to ask, What is DGF??
 don't feel bad, I don't know either. Very Happy
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Post  68carguy on 5/2/2014, 3:02 pm

@has55 wrote:
@68carguy wrote:The more I think about it, DGF may have scored!

 thinking Sorry have to ask, What is DGF??
 don't feel bad, I don't know either. Very Happy
Yeah a acronyms list would be helpful, I have noticed other post that have 2 and 3 letter acronyms in them but don't know where to find what they stand for.
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Post  sanderson on 5/2/2014, 3:53 pm

I'm sorry. DGF = dear girl friend. DH = dear husband. DW = dear wife. DDIL = dear daughter-in-law, etc.
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Post  has55 on 5/2/2014, 3:58 pm

Thank you from he who still learning. Very Happy
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Post  68carguy on 5/2/2014, 3:58 pm

Oh...okay Duh....




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Post  boffer on 5/2/2014, 4:01 pm

@68carguy wrote:...
Yeah a acronyms list would be helpful, I have noticed other post that have 2 and 3 letter acronyms in them but don't know where to find what they stand for.

Often a google search will turn up the answer, but not always. In this case, DGF turns up a definition that's a far cry from what was intended.

Two sites that frequently turn up at the top of the list

http://www.internetslang.com/

http://www.urbandictionary.com/
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Post  68carguy on 5/2/2014, 4:11 pm

Oh my just did a google search for DGF much different meaning indeed!!!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/2/2014, 4:13 pm

That bowling ball tumblr is neat! But how would you get the compost out if you wanted a wheel barrow full? would you have to scoop it out with a trowel like in the video or will a shovel fit down in there? Or can you lift it and dump it?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/2/2014, 4:15 pm

@68carguy wrote:Oh my just did a google search for DGF much different meaning indeed!!!

I did I too... Embarassed... oh my...
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Post  68carguy on 5/2/2014, 4:17 pm

Not sure yet, plan on putting it together in the next couple of days, will learn more then I hope.
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Post  has55 on 5/2/2014, 4:26 pm

@boffer wrote:
@68carguy wrote:...
Yeah a acronyms list would be helpful, I have noticed other post that have 2 and 3 letter acronyms in them but don't know where to find what they stand for.

Often a google search will turn up the answer, but not always.  In this case, DGF turns up a definition that's a far cry from what was intended.

Two sites that frequently turn up at the top of the list

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http://www.urbandictionary.com/
thank you for those sites
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Post  sanderson on 5/2/2014, 4:38 pm

I'm afraid to Google it.  What a Face  Maybe tonight!   Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed   So, so sorry for the bad Blooper.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/2/2014, 9:35 pm

I'm sure the tumbler would do a terrific job of mixing MM, however, It will only mix a small amount at a time, if you add even 2/3rds I don't believe it will mix properly. unless your prepared to sit for hours tumbling.
Next, even if it would mix alot, just the ordeal of getting it out of the tumbler wouldn't be worth  the trouble to me.
I'll stick with the large vinyl tarp, I am able to mix a total of three 5 gallon additions to M.M. and have excellent results.
Drag it over to the beds and dump it.
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Post  68carguy on 5/3/2014, 8:59 pm

Here are some in-process picture of the tumbler being assembled.




















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Post  sanderson on 5/4/2014, 2:03 am

Thanks for posting assembly photos.  It looks like the only tool needed is a hammer.  Did these come with the platforms on which to rotate them?  Even if they didn't, they were still a good buy.  Let us know how they work.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/4/2014, 8:59 am

My tumbler is now about 2/3rds full.
I've been filling it all winter & spring with kitchen scraps.
Yesterday I shredded some dry straw and leaves, tumbled it, but also mixed it up inside with a 3 claw rake.
It hasn't gobbed up this year so maybe there's a chance it is working..
I still think the secret is to keep it from becoming to wet, also adding lots of browns.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/4/2014, 11:18 am

68carguy,

I've been salivating over the Compospin!  However, many of the reviews are negative, especially about sticking lids.

Please let us know how this works for you!
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