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big pig composter---anyone bought 1


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: big pig composter---anyone bought 1 Reply with quote

I have heard good reports about these---but 2 things are putting me off--the price and the need for a ready supply of sawdust.I already compost most things but the speed that the pig manages is awesome.Anyone bought 1 the fors & against please
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.growgreensolutions.com/Pages/BigPig.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't used one, but sawdust shouldn't be a problem. You can buy big bales of it from Horse places, they use it as bedding, the cost is quite reasonable.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do they cost ? couldn't find price on web site, there similer to the Mantis compost twin at £ 500.00, i bought a Mantis tiller a few months ago its really good.
www.mantis-uk.co.uk
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A not cheap €665 plus delivery cost and optional cost for constructing it see link for details

http://www.ecoshop.ie/proddetail.asp?prod=1106051721

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i will try to construct 1 meself,must be plenty of barrels going spare as the summer will probably not arrive as last year!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alink to make your own tumbler composter

http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost_Tumbler_1/

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sarah,will have to get working on this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A realtively cheap and easy to store way of getting sawdust is to get wood pellets or those compacted wood chip 'logs' you can buy in petrol sations or supermarkets. Because they're dried and compressed, a small handfull of pellets, or a couple of inches broken off a log, expands into a lot of wood chip. I use it in the bottom of my worm bins to absorb leachate. Then I add it to the bin and it breaks down well.
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