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Garage_Hermit

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Compost can reach a core temperature of 70 degrees Centigrade. Conventional Hot Water systems are thermostatically set to heat the water to around 65 – 70 degrees centigrade. So at its peak this system will create very hot water for free.


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http://permaculturenews.org/2010/01/11/free-hot-water-from-compost-wheelie-bin/


updated sluggish link...     https://www.pinterest.com/pin/237916792787574479/
I reckon a copper coil would be an interesting modification...


G_H

Updated - here is another take on this idea...

http://article.wn.com/view/2014/03/24/Firewood_thief_raids_kindy_with_wheeliebin/

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Nice find G_H. I like the scale of this which is at a size easily experimented with. Something for Gary to add to his page at

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Sunspace/sunspaces.htm#CompostHeat

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Here is another clip on the topic
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Neat idea-

Just a note...The amount of heat created by a compost pile or bin in this case, can be controlled somewhat by the ratio of green(fresh grass) to brown(twigs). Too much green though and it can start to stink. But since the idea above will be used in winter, the odor will be diminished by the cold. I wonder too, how well this would work in a bin with no ventilation. I suppose a PVC pipe with holes drilled in it could be pushed down to the bottom. At the dog park a couple of winters ago the city brought is several dozen huge piles of wood chips. The piles were never spread out until late the next spring. All winter long these piles had steam rising from them and they never froze.

Below is a link from an earlier discussion of something I copied from the University of Minnesota Ag Dept:
http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/search?searchid=31616099&showas=post&userid=2012531&sort=lastpost&order=desc

Greg in MN[comp]
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Gregg your link takes me to a search page with no parameters filled in.
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Yeah...

I suppose it would help if I copied the link instead of the search. Try this.

Greg

http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/post/solar-dans-sunspace-6481871?highlight=compost&trail=90
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Hello all
Heres some more on the topic from the BIS blog.The page is in german but if you use chrome as your browser it will translate it automatically when you visit the website. http://www.linaria-ev.de/biomeiler/
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Ideas for making something similar is always circling in my head. I planned make something like this guys do http://www.mofga.org/Publications/MaineOrganicFarmerGardener/Fall2014/InnovativeSystemHighTunnel/tabid/2843/Default.aspx

I am just curios I have few coils one 100 feet oxygen barrier and one 200 feet pex-al-pex from pexmall.com is okay use them together?

Anyone have experience make this system? Any thoughts?
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What for a good idea.
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UPDATE:

We are getting very warm weather so been getting the garden ready for winter...

Rather than taking my latest load of green rubble to the local tip, I just crammed it all into an 80-liter black bin, and jumped around on it for a while...

Then put the lid on and decided to leave it for a few weeks...

Next day, the lid blew off, a foot into the air, as I happened just to be in the vicinity - pretty spectacular & noisy sight!

This got me thinking "methane", so I added a few gallons of water and put some rocks on the top, then replaced the lid & weighted it with a big rock.

So now it's Wait and See, while I design a methane offtake...

(If I am not back on here, reporting, within a few days, the thing has exploded on me, and I will have changed phase, from solid to gaseous...).

G_H

http://www.uk-energy-saving.com/anaerobic-digestion.html



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