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Worm Bin

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by FOL, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    So how many years do you get out of that plywood before it falls apart?
     
  2. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    well thanks for asking, so far some have seen 4 years use. the thing of it is that the worms seem to suck the wood rot off the stuff before it has a chance to rot and farther, but dont take my word, try and put a broccoli stem in a real active worm bin and watch what happens, like a miracle no rot and some have grown roots..........

    I have a plastic side board that adds 300$ and the stainless ones are about 7200$ in that size
     
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will assume here it is 1/2" exterior grade ACX? Have you tried lining it with cheap plastic?
     
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    15/16 bcx/E with no formaldehyde[sp] in the wood..... the plastic traps water and it turns to stink/rot.......
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    drill some holes in the ply to vent???????????????/
     
  6. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    90$ in ply every 3 years or just spend the 300$ on used milk jugs pressed in panel's????thats as far as i have gotten
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interesting use for used milk jugs. :) Have you tried any waterproofing products? A marine grade teak oil might preserve that wood for a good deal longer.
     
  8. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    oh god now you killed my friend the teak tree:cry::cry: for now i will just rape the forests that are not old growth from the 13 southern and call it a day, or take the trash out of the land fill.......................
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Doesn't have to be teak oil, that is just what popped into my head. Any waterproofing product should help extend the life of the wood, biggest question is if a particular product would affect your worms or not.
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    maybe this fall i will try some bee's wax that lasts for years in a toilet gasket...........
     

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