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Organic Gardening: Hot compost tumbler?

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Port Townsend, WA

May 28, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8592939

I think there are types of manure that should be heated up to 140 degrees. Not a job for worms.
I tried wood saw chips and nitrogen to heat up my compost barrels but it never got enough air. So I may have to build a tumbler.

Has anyone got pictures of a tumbler that is very aerated and uses a bicycle chain and gears to turn it by hand? I need a large container.
Long Beach, CA

December 19, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8936126

How big of a bin do you need? I made a tumbler out of a used barrel I asked for at the car wash. It tumbles and is large.
Helena, MT

December 20, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8936941

I recently saw a couple of threads from another vermicomposting web site, and it's free. One was constructed using two five gallon buckets, some duct fittings, and 1/4-inch screen, and the other from a 30 gallon Rubbermaid bucket, PVC piping and some screws. Tracy the young lady who put this together is quite inventive. Lots of good picks to go with it.

I don't know enough about these units to critique them, but I plan to build the later next year and see how it works. Apparently Tracy is working on a third design as well to come out next year.

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