Stone wall compost bin possible?

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Author: Md_heath (Md_heath)
Monday, March 07, 2011 - 3:18 am
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also, bins, in general are mostly an esthetics issue, not a vital part of the composting. I make my compost in open piles, stacked neatly, 1m x 1m x 1m+ tall. since my compost is inside my fenced/walled garden area, i do not need to be keeping animals and children out of the compost pile, specifically.

Author: Test2 (Test2)
Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 9:43 pm
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I think stone is a great idea. Pipes sound like overkill, a waste of money and resources - the cover material both in the bucket and on top of heap should provide all the air needed.

Another option is a wire fence bin. This is very cheap - use the cheapest wire fencing you can find. If the mesh is too large - no big deal - just line the fence with cardboard. Initialy may put say 4 pipes in ground to anchor fence - but as the heap fills the pipes are not realy needed.

Author: Lauriek (Lauriek)
Saturday, March 05, 2011 - 9:45 am
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I live in hot humid Mexico where wood rots. Can I make my bins out of stone if I put some pipes in the walls as air holes or just make sure there are air spaces? How many spaces/how much air?

Thanks!

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