Compost Tumbler

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, May 5, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Does anyone know if these work, or have plans on how to make one out of a 55 gallon plastic barrel?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Did you google it?
     
  3. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Some, nothing real great came up, and, I was wondering if someone here has personal experience with it.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Yes they work well. Just make sure you have ventilation holes in each end (opposite of where you door will be) covered with harwire cloth, the smallest opening you can get. On the side of the barrel cut a door opening large enough to reach into safely...in that door cut a small opening about 5" x 5" and cover it with hardwire cloth also. Leave that side of the barrel down even after turning. this will drain away any excess moisture while allowing the fresh air in through the ventilation openings which should be at the top farthest from the ground.

    Make sense? LOL
     
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I need one
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

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