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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

update on the worm farm composter



Here is the modified picture of the diy worm farm composter that Wretha modified. You can find her blog here.


Ben said, "I have been looking at buying a composting toilet but they are kind of pricey. This may be a good alternative for me. I was wondering if the compost needs to be removed regularly like with the composting toilets I have been reading about or if I can just hook it up and forget about it. This is a great blog. Lots of god information. Keep up the good work."

Well, I would guess that the two 55 gallon barrels would be enough for one toilet and grey water for a small house. If you have 2 bathrooms then I would say use two sets, or 4 barrels. You are right, this is a great alternative to purchasing a $2,000 plus composting toilet. I would also guess that if it is enough to handle your daily use, then you wouldn't have to touch the system. It should be self sustaining. But maybe I'm wrong. I'm gonna look more into it and see what I can figure out.

You would need to live on a hill so it could gravity drain to the gardens, or you could have them above ground and dirt piled up against them. Or you could still bury them and use a solar powered pump.

Richard

5 comments:

  1. So, do we know what kind of worms to use? Where would you get these worms? Do you think there would be different worms for different parts of the US?

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  2. red worms I believe and it should work almost anywhere due to the temp regulation due to being buried. I was looking under "vermicomposting" under google video, but I got side tracked.

    http://video.google.ca/videosearch?q=vermicomposting&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=X8kwSr6oNoS6jAfdl7m6Bw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=13&ct=title#

    Richard

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  3. Thanks for the link, I have been looking up "worm farm" and "vermiculture", I have found lots of good info. This is looking more and more doable for us. :)

    Wretha

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  4. When you click on the updated picture you get this web page:

    http://xlphp.net/notify/2.php

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  5. I see the problem now. I might have some other pictures like that that do the same thing. Let me know if you see anymore.

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