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#1 DGS345 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 12:59 PM

here are a few pics of my homemade compost tumbler I couldn't see spending more than a hundred dollars on something so simple. I used a couple of inline skate wheels that i took out of a free box at a lawn sale.

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 01:10 PM

neat.

my compost bin is some old pallets. along with a couple piles in different parts of the yard.

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 06:11 PM

Very Nice!
It always feels good to know you made something rather than buying it. :bounce:

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Posted October 05, 2010 - 11:13 PM

I had a very similar idea. The only differences were that my design had a crank style handle on one end and was a little higher off of the ground! I see that it works! Nice job re-purposing the materials!

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 07:25 PM

I had a very similar idea. The only differences were that my design had a crank style handle on one end and was a little higher off of the ground! I see that it works! Nice job re-purposing the materials!

I plan to raise it up in the spring just a little as it is my 6 year old sons job to take the compost out.
and i have not come up with a idea that I really like for a crank yet

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Posted November 29, 2010 - 07:27 PM

That is quite an idea.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 09:31 PM

Love it

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 02:08 PM

Good job! Even better is having your 6-year old do the job of composting....it will teach him a lot!

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 02:37 PM

I'm glad this came up again. I'd like to see how it comes out. Great idea.

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 12:44 PM

I plan to raise it up in the spring just a little as it is my 6 year old sons job to take the compost out.
and i have not come up with a idea that I really like for a crank yet


That looks good. I think if it were me and I do plan to build a couple like that, I would raise it enough to run a wheelbarrow or garden trailer under it and cut down on the lifting. Put the junk in, take it out, lift it into a wheelbarrow or trailer, spread it. is too much work! Cutting down a step is a big plus. Gots to keep it fun for the boys!

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Posted April 15, 2011 - 03:48 PM

I made a similar one, but ran a pipe through the middle as an axle and placed it on a stand made from 2x4s into an "X" and just layed the pipe in the top valley. That way I could rotate it just by spinning it, but I then could open the hatch and dump the contents into a wheelbarrow instead of trying to scoop it out.




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