The Perfect Bin Location

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Author: Rman (Rman)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 8:09 pm
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If the compost is maintained properly there should be no leachate in an average climate and I expect during ground flooding conditions it will be no worse than conventional systems.

In our area I would recommend 100 ft from open water but that would be to appease any official types that might become involved.

Author: Griztopher (Griztopher)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:24 pm
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Just joining this conversation a year later! Basically wondering how concerned one needs to be with Hacienda location with regards to a natural creek. I have a shady hacienda spot in mind that would work perfectly about 50 feet away from running water on a gentle rise of about 10 feet.

Is there much concern for compost liquid permeating soil/contaminating spring with proper cover material base?

Thanks!

Author: Ecointerest (Ecointerest)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:23 pm
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"What about long side site facing north or south? Is there any advantage either way?"
Primarily for your own comfort (room temperature) it could make a difference. It will make virtually no difference to the composting process which depends on bacterial activity within the pile.

Author: Viviloop (Viviloop)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:06 pm
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Just about to get building the hacienda - hoorah!- after talking about it for 5 years!

My location will be in summer sun, winter shade, aprox. 40-50' from studio, which has very glam humanureloo.

What about long side site facing north or south? Is there any advantage either way?

Author: Rman (Rman)
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 4:43 pm
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A drilled well or a well with the legal definition of " at least 6 metres of watertight casing " in Ontario Canada can be 50 ft or the equivalent metres away from a septic bed/tank.

Author: Ecointerest (Ecointerest)
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:42 am
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Also, a compost pile that is built near to trees can get one big problem of tree roots growing up into the compost.

Author: Chemo (Chemo)
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:27 pm
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Make sure the bin is at least 100 feet away from a well.

Author: Dave T (Dave)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 10:26 pm
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Thanks Joe.... will be building a hacienda soon.

Author: Sally (Sally)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:57 pm
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I followed your link Dave, and was delighted to view the humanure videos through your site. For some reason I couldn't seem to see them from the website here. Great info. And your blog looks something... hoping to get some more time to have a read.

On the subject of the compost piles: Treed area okay? That's great, it answers a question of mine too.

Soon.... soon.. our system will be set up. Family are coming around to the concept. :-)

Author: Joe Jenkins (Joe)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:00 pm
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A treed area is good. Sun is not necessary.

Author: Dave T (Dave)
Monday, May 19, 2008 - 6:24 pm
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Hi, we're currently building a straw bale home and planning to use a humanure system. Is there a perfect location for the bins? Should they be in full sun or shade" I was thinking of tucking them into a hidden treed area that does not get any sun... thanks.
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