I have decided to try something new with the pallet compost bin in the backyard. Since I have been suffering from chronic lower back pain for 5+ years now.
It’s sometimes hard to turn the compost between the two pallet compost bins. I have decided to get a bunch of PVC pipes cut them in half and drill holes in them.
I believe this will keep the compost aerated so I don’t have to turn the compost. Which will make it easier on my back.
I bought 10-foot length ¾ inch PVC pipes, I cut them into five-foot length pieces and drilled a bunch of ¼ inch holes in them.
I had the compost bin a quarter the way full. So I emptied it out and started it from scratch.
I alternated the green material with the brown material and spraying them down for them to be damp. I placed four pipes sticking through the door and the back wall of the bin.
Since the bin is four feet wide the pipes will be sticking out by 6 inches.
The back wall of my bin is close to my fence to the pipes that go through the door and the back wall, will be sticking out of the door a bit more that’s fine with me as long as it works correctly.
I cover that with more materials and placed another 4 pipes through the two side walls and wetted it down.
I then added four more pipes through the door and back wall. I topped it off with more materials and wetted it down again.
I have four more pipes to use but ran out of material to throw on top. When I get some more ill just finish it off.
Right now it is just over three feet high and that’s good. A compost pile needs to be at least three feet high.
So right now I just have to wait and see what happens I am hoping it gets up to close to 160 degrees and stays there for a while.
The longer it stays heated the faster it will break down. Which means the faster I get compost.
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