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A culmination of ideas from several others FT bins.
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I know this thread is 2 years old so I hope you still check your messages. I did vermicomposting some years back but lost all my worms due to heat. Didn't know any better then. I am starting my organic vegetable garden and would love to try vermicomposting again. I'd like to build one made of wood. I have some cedar boards already and have a basic idea of how to build the box until I come across this website showing a flow through bin. Do you have a step by step guide on how to build it? I'm more of a picture/diagram kind of peI would appreciate it very much if you could share with me the how to so I can build my own bin. I may not need it heated since I have a greenhouse that I can keep the bin in the winter. Plus I live in Florida where we usually have a mild winter.
thanks in advance
I'm not sure if anyone has any more detail than what Larry posted here, but the link below is a collection of dozens of flow-throughs of various sizes:
List of DIY Flow-Through bins
Eileen - Glad I check back every so often. The bin you are looking at was my first attempt. I later rebuild it with a better inner liner and better insulation. You should look at this one:
I do not have a step by step as I am kind of handy and created a drawing with my teenage daughter and built from that. I will say that I did insulate and the 3 inner walls are made of a corrugated plastic, and 1 inner wall that is Plexiglas That I got from Home Depot.
In between the cedar outer panel and the plastic inner walls I packed in natural fiber insulation. I have my bin in the garage so I have more problems in the winter heating so I use a reptile heating cable. During the summer there are times when the bin gets too hot due to ambient temperatures. I state it in this manner because overfeeding could also generate a lot of heat but that heat is generated inside the bin and is harder to rectify.
When I had heat issues because of ambient temperatures I would freeze a 2 liter bottle of water and laid it on top of the inside of the bin. Since it was insulated it acted a bit like a cooler.
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