|Latest Update 14th May 2019.|
This is my homemade hot compost bin. Its purpose is to make relatively small batches of compost using high temperature microbial breakdown. See making hot compost.
The unit's external dimensions are 950 x 950 x 1070mm (lid and floor included) and it's assembled from 4 identical wall panels plus 2 identical top and bottom panels.
|Each sub-assembly is made by joined 2 panels together overlapping them at their corners. They are joined top and bottom using galvanised angle brackets on the inside and galvanised flat joining plates on the outside.|
|Two saddle clamps are screwed into position as shown. They help to handle the sub-assemblies when they are being separated so the compost heap can be aerated.|
|When the two halves are brought together, they are secured using small cabin hooks as shown above.|
|This picture shows the bin just finishing a batch of hot compost which usually takes 20 days to make. |
The bin was first put into service in October 2016 and has produced a batch of compost every month since then (about 3000 litres each year).