Compost bin

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Compost bin

Post: # 169811Post mrsflibble
Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:17 am

James and I built this out of the packing crates used to transport starter motors for these trains:

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(that's an FGWR HST)


he asked his supervisor if he could take the planks of chipboard home with him and supervisor said hey, why not? what you're going to use them for I don't know though.....



this!!!

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oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 170026Post Thomzo
Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:22 pm

Wow, that's brilliant.

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Post: # 170045Post Rosendula
Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:28 pm

Chuck me! :shock: I really need to start reading the whole thing. What I read was
mrsflibble wrote:James and I built this out of the packing crates used to transport starter motors

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(that's an FGWR HST)

:shock: :lol:
Well done on the compost bin. Hope you get lots of worms :wink:
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Post: # 170071Post Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:00 am

Those crates look like they could be really handy for all sorts of things. :cheers: By the way is that a rosemary?
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Post: # 170345Post mrsflibble
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:15 pm

yes, it's the biggest rosemary i have ever seen in my life and it came with the house lol.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 170393Post Millymollymandy
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:23 am

At first glance I thought it was a conifer tree! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 170447Post MKG
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:06 pm

I hate to do this, because James is so obviously very handy (well, he lives there and you can't get handier than that :lol: ). However, unless my eyes deceive me, that's OSB (oriented strand board) which has a 5% resin content as a binder. That, as it breaks down (which it will), produces formaldehyde. Now, the levels of formaldehyde produced are claimed to be well below the critical level (about 10%), so you're probably perfectly safe. But I thought you ought to know. I'd use it for a shed, but I'd be in two minds about sticking compost in it.

I'm not being a doom harbinger (I hope) - just information.

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Post: # 170664Post Graye
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:13 am

Plastic sheeting liner perhaps?

Where is the train picture taken, any ideas?
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Post: # 171628Post healer
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:11 pm

Another "sorry but" comment - I used OSB alot when building my house in UK and had some left over. Mixed concrete on it and it fell apart. When the water gets in it disintergrates very quickly.

We have 3 of these corales an we are planning a 4th so that we are self sufficient in compost at last! They are made from our poplars and are about 4metres long across the backs!!
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