We built the screened barrel type composter featured on this site but are unsure how to make compost in it.
Asked by gloriusmona 8 years ago
I had this idea for a cheap, easy composter, using an igloo type drink cooler. (considering purchase for this purpose) I think it just needs ventilation and straps to hold on the lid when mixing. (have these already) Anything else needed?
Posted by pinkrenegades 2 years ago
I ran across this image of a 'Dalek' flower pot and noted that it's shape resembled a yard waste composter. Arthritis now keeps me from many of my crafting hobbies. So, I was wondering if anyone would like to take crack at it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/571535008935102257/
Posted by Helen Holden 3 years ago
These are barrels I got when I requested Soda Syrup Barrels, directly from the bottling plant. They still contain a small amount of liquid. The barrels are white and have a label that says CRI-1020787, Corrosive, 8, Phosphoric Acid Solution, UN 1805, along with a bar code. There is no mention of percentage on the label. I assume they are food grade. I need to know if they are safe to use to make a composter. Please let me know, what you know.
Asked by jpalke 8 years ago
Hello i have attached a drawing of a project i am thinking about , but like ususla have some questions i need help with. 1. you see on the drawing i have included a storage tank. Do you think it will work laid out like this? 2. How can i compress the methane enough to runa smal generator? 3.What would be the size of teh safety gas valve i should purchase. I have no idea of how much pressure a smll 8 to 12 hp generator takes to run . Any help anyone can give woudl be greatly appreciated. thanks, andy
Asked by andy1917 7 years ago
Will galvanized metal containers leach chemicals into composting material intended for garden use
I've started composting using the bokashi method. I live in an environment that has a long and cold winter. Does anybody have any suggestions for what I can do with the bokashi mixture during the winter?
I want to compost in apartment but how that is the question
Asked by jaybob 8 years ago
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Asked by herbste 9 years ago
I hope to learn what I can put in my compost bin, that would be ready for planting in spring...
Asked by tincanz 7 years ago
I was just curious if you could compost fruit that has been floating around in an alcoholic drink. I wasn't sure if it would kill off the bacteria in the compost heap or not.
Asked by RadBear 8 years ago
I'm looking for plans to build a composting toilet. I want one like the commercial ones that use heat and have a finishing compartment. I would like not to have to mess with it for 6 months to a year. It is for my tour bus. I just need help and ideas on the composting mechanical part as I have the toilet it self designed Thanks
Posted by Charley Davidson 8 years ago
(1) I live in new york and its pretty humid and it rains occasionally. would it help to put a tarp over it to keep out the rain? Because ive heard that it (the rain) can drain nutrients into the soil. (2) would the compost decompose the pallets?. (3) would it help to staple tarp or plastic to the out side? (the compost bin is the pallet compost bin by kootsman)
Asked by Greenguyh2o 4 years ago
In every article etc i see about composting, the end product is a rich dark soil like substance.I inherited a 3 tier rubber or plastic composter.Appropriate garbage goes in the top where the redworms dwell.The end product is liquid.Is it the nature of the type of composter I have that the result is liquid or am I doing something wrong?
Asked by billito 8 years ago
Today I'm making a combination of 2 compost bins posted on this site-a rotating bin (bought a plastic garbage can) with wooden x frames at the ends-poll through it to spin it-I cut 6 rectangles lengthwise and want to cover them with aluminum mesh. Is aluminum okay to use for composting?
Asked by ChrisnLaura 8 years ago
Asked by AzureEyes 9 years ago
I have several compost bags (ex flour). I put them on shade. But I just read from the web that compost works better under direct sun. My question is it better to put my compost bags under direct sun or just keep tem away from direct sun? Could you please give the reasons also. Thanks
Asked by kelana 8 years ago
I would like to build a compost box but I want this box to withstand termites, carpenter ants, rotting and weather. I am thinking about using treated lumber but I worry about preserving chemicals leaking to the compost pile and effecting the decomposition process of composting.
Asked by blkhawk 9 years ago
I want to build a composting toilet with a finishing tray like the commercial units that I would only have to dump once a year. I need to know how the internal workings function. i will have solar heat piped into it to keep it hot.
Asked by Charley Davidson 8 years ago
I just want to know if it would be appropriate or just repeating an instructable
Asked by 9.6 Volts 8 years ago
I want to make an indoor compost bin because it's too cold for the worms in the winter. My dad says it'll smell way too much and actually i'm worried about the flies. I already made (and used) a worm compost bin last year and it was smelly so it was sent into the garage and all of them died in the winter. So is there a way to make a no smell, no flies worm compost bin? BTW the compost bin will be put in my basement that has no ventilation.
Asked by Pizzapie500 7 years ago
Or do you really need a big pile or bin outside in a yard? I imagine it would smell too strongly to keep inside.
Asked by rachel 9 years ago
Asked by dudeman176 9 years ago
I have heard stories of compost piles getting extremely hot and I was wondering how many watts could be generated.
Asked by WerdnaN 7 years ago
Since saltpetre is sold as stump remover because it accelerates natural decomposition, would it be good for a compost heap for the same reasons?
Asked by BOOM5601 8 years ago
I was walking down the street, Gandering at my fellow human beings flower gardens and I noticed one of them had a garbage lid on the ground. I went to pick it up and noticed that underneath there was a hole in the ground with compost and bugs doing there work. I thought hmm.. BRILLIANT! I might be rambling, but I was just wondering... Why havent I heard of this before. Is it a good idea?will it work?
Asked by CrawdadMan 8 years ago
Never composted before, but am going to get a 55 gal poly drum. I live in Phoenix, AZ. the thing will probably be in shade most of the time. Will that get too hot for worms? How many holes should I make, how close to the bottom and how big? Thanks.
Posted by dorothyroeder 7 years ago
I make beer. I make compost. I would like to use the former, to assist the latter. However, as most home-brewers already know, hops are very dangerous to dogs. This made me wonder: If I use the wort that I strain out of my homemade beer, will the hops in the gooey mess still be dangerous to my dogs if they get into the compost days/weeks/months later?
Asked by Sunkicked 8 years ago
I am using a non food grade barrel that had a aqueous coating in it. It has been scrubed and cleaned very well. There appears not to have any residue left in it. What is the difference between food grade and non food grade?
I need to move air through a Compost bin using PVC pipe via a CPU fan powered by a solar array Thinking 2 " pvc pipe
Asked by uthyr 8 years ago
I raise composting nightcrawlers for fishing bait and worm castings. I need to make a simple shaking machine with 3 different sizes of screens. The first screen with keep all of the larger pieces of dirt and twigs from the compost and a few of the larger worms. The second screen of a smaller mesh will keep most of the worms and a little of the unfinished compost. The third and final screen will let through only the worm castings and the worm cocoons. This machine should hold at least a five gallon bucket of compost at a time and the worms have already turned any large particles of garbage; leaves; dirt etc into small parts, but picking these worms out a few at a time is a very time consuming process and I have a lot of 50 gallon barrells to go through.
Asked by zimginny 8 years ago