didn't know where to put this: composter anyone?

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Re: didn't know where to put this: composter anyone?

Post by sudden » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:41 am

zelph wrote:I like the design. Maybe I'd prefer the drum type...........decisions, decisions :D

What design is your old one ?
The old one was very simple. Plastic garbage can with many many small holes (lid, sides, bottom) and a pvc tee assembly inside that supported itself in the middle (also with holes).

The hard part was tumbling that one around. Had to tip it on its side and roll it. Always trouble keeping the lid closed even though it was secured the weight of the compost would distort the can and open a seam between the lid.

Something like this inside:
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I was going to build one like this but couldn't get access to the barrels (food grade). Also, I think it would be hard to flip it once it got heavy.
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Re: didn't know where to put this: composter anyone?

Post by Bfinnigan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:41 pm

These are my composter(s). Weeds, grass and kitchen scraps converted to fertilizer pellets in 24 hrs. Fun to play with to.

Lilly and Pearl.
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The other two knuckle heads. Jasper and Nelson.
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Re: didn't know where to put this: composter anyone?

Post by zelph » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:30 pm

Were they your choice so you wouldn't have to mow :mrgreen: I need a couple dozen and a horse or two to keep my yard mowed :o

You got the good life, glad you took the plunge and left the rat race. :D
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Re: didn't know where to put this: composter anyone?

Post by Bfinnigan » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:09 am

Most of my land is not cleared so we have a lot of wildlife that hangs out here. But we have a 1/3 acre pen for our two pooches and a 1/3 acre area for my daughters trampoline, pool and clubhouse. they are both on a hill and are a b^%%$ to mow. So we rotate the knuckle heads between the two fenced in areas. They get along with the dogs great
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