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Built some bins

Discussion in 'Composting & Soil Building' started by SprigOfTheLivingDead, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Aug 24, 2018
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    So now that we're in a permanent place I decided to get a bit more serious about some composting. I build a single unit of three bins and am now covering the inaides with chicken wire and next will build somw sort of top (I have no clue)

    The idea is that each bin holds 4 months worth of scraps. After those four months it sits and gets flipped for at least another four months or until it's good to be used. Should allow me to better control making sure stuff cooks long enough.

    Each bin is 4x4x4

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    thistlebloom

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    They look good!
     
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    Collector

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    Nice job, looks like you will get many years of service out of them.
     
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    Nyboy

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    canesisters

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    NICE!!!
    I'm jealous, my compost is a pile that often gets covered in weeds... :(
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    Very nice. I like that you have three to work with and that they are well away from trees and tree roots. Those should serve you well.
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    Now I just need to keep it that way
     
  8. Dec 20, 2018
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    Sooo.... I built some lids with 2x4s and corrugated plastic but I didnt really think about a strong windstorm just ripping them right off so I didnt really install any way of locking them down. Guess what happened. Yeah, a big windstorm came through and tore them off. Apparently the hinges I used resisted for a bit but eventually the 2x4s holding them to the rear of the bins just tore right down the middle.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Well that's a bummer. I hope the plastic is salvageable at least.
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    Some. Some got shattered with the rip and impact as I had screws through it
     

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