alaytin
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Compost Barrel stand

Hello,

I moved into a new house and they have a barrel compostor in the back yard. It looks like it once came with a stand which allowed it to tumble, but the previous owners did not leave it behind. Does anyone know where I could just buy a compost barrel stand? I see sites which show you how to make one, but I don't have the tools.

Thanks,

Andy

toxcrusadr
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There are different kinds of tumblers so it would help to know what it is. Can you post a picture of it or find a pic on the net that you can link to?
Tox

alaytin
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Here is a picture of it, https://plus.google.com/u/0/100529148307554131955/posts. You can see the holes in the side, but I am not sure if they are for a stand or just to let air in.

Thanks!

Andy

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Hi Andy,
If you have a few cement blocks and a piece of pipe, you can make an acceptable support system for it. I've not had great success composting with them (I've had three over the years), but I know people who love them.
Happy gardening.
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alaytin
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Thank you! We are having a hard time with this one and now I know that I am not the only one.

toxcrusadr
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I second the idea of a pipe and some heavy blocks. I don't recognize the bin, but I'm no tumbler expert. 8) It's very possible the original stand rusted, broke or bent and was discarded.

I'd recommend a piece of galvanized iron pipe because the compost will aggressively rust iron.
Tox

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by the days of the week stamped into the sides, it appears one would roll the barrel around so it reflects a daily turning...just a guess...
I started a compost pile, because I gardened. Now I find myself gardening, so I have someplace for my compost!!

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Well I'll be hornswoggled! It does say Friday on it.
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