Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 13.04.2020, 19:10
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Kt Zurich
Posts: 844
Groaned at 35 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 2,757 Times in 977 Posts
ennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
I a have a worm farm.
The hotbin looks like a regular composter, but more enclosed with a thermometer?
I am interested as to how you get on. Aeration may be a factor to keep the smell down. The thermophilic bacteria will thrive in the warmer environment and these are used in biogas plants with excrement of all kinds.
I was looking at worms, but this system seems better for a terrace.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 13.04.2020, 20:29
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
I a have a worm farm.
The hotbin looks like a regular composter, but more enclosed with a thermometer?
I am interested as to how you get on. Aeration may be a factor to keep the smell down. The thermophilic bacteria will thrive in the warmer environment and these are used in biogas plants with excrement of all kinds.
There is a thermometer in the lid, and they give you a second one (like an oven thermometer) for you to stick into the composting stuff to ensure it’s above 40C for the more difficult bits. Mine has been going for about 10 days now, hasn’t got up to 40 yet but it is getting there. No smells so far.

There is an air inlet in the bottom and an outlet in the lid.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #23  
Old 13.04.2020, 20:37
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
That is a bit of a bonus, our déchetterie hates shredded paper. And much more secure too, after adding the cat shit!
We stopped using cat litter and changed to wood pellets- the big bags people buy for their pellet wood burners. Smell nice, and go straight in compost bin (as we have normal compost bins- we always removed the poos first though). Our current cat never uses the tray, only for a couple of months when a lot of snow. He has 3 legs, so snow is not easy for him)- but our old cat was indoor only for her last 5 or so years.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 28.04.2020, 11:20
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 577
Groaned at 13 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 255 Times in 156 Posts
SwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeable
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

The OP specifically asked about a hotbin, i.e. hot composting. the device that is built in your link is a cold composting device.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 28.04.2020, 11:23
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 577
Groaned at 13 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 255 Times in 156 Posts
SwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeable
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
So practically speaking.. It takes a year to start producing compost? So you are just using it as a food waste container until then?

I'd like to start composting waste as we have quite a lot, i was actually thinking about building one in a corner of the garden .. But it seems like a really long wait for anything to happen.. Then what to do with it?? Most of our garden is grass.
Hotbin works much faster ... about 20% of the required time.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 28.04.2020, 11:37
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 577
Groaned at 13 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 255 Times in 156 Posts
SwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeableSwissMorgs is considered knowledgeable
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
It’s a composting device - a bit pricey, but looks good for a small space and you can apparently compost any organic material.

Was just wondering what the EF brain trust thought.


ETA - looks like they’ve suspended order fulfillment because of the virus.
Did you consider vermicomposting?

https://unclejimswormfarm.com/differ...ot-composting/

www.lombritonus.ch

I'm just about to start composting and intially was considering cold composting, as Basel Stadt provides all the materials (just arrived).

However having read the various articles, I'm wondering if this is going to be the best approach/method.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 28.04.2020, 13:52
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Kt Zurich
Posts: 844
Groaned at 35 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 2,757 Times in 977 Posts
ennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
Did you consider vermicomposting?

https://unclejimswormfarm.com/differ...ot-composting/

www.lombritonus.ch

I'm just about to start composting and intially was considering cold composting, as Basel Stadt provides all the materials (just arrived).

However having read the various articles, I'm wondering if this is going to be the best approach/method.
I did not. I got the hotbin last week, need to set it up. Curious to know how you go forward.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 28.04.2020, 15:52
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Risch
Posts: 745
Groaned at 36 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 810 Times in 417 Posts
KiwiSteve has a reputation beyond reputeKiwiSteve has a reputation beyond reputeKiwiSteve has a reputation beyond reputeKiwiSteve has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

We now have a worm composter bin which needs attention and a compost heap in the garden which hot composts in the middle and worm composts on the outer bottom edge -little attention other than the occasional turning, but obviously not suitable for a balcony
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank KiwiSteve for this useful post:
  #29  
Old 29.05.2020, 06:44
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

WRS has a competition this morning (Friday, 29 May) for a Hotbin.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 29.05.2020, 07:48
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,975
Groaned at 2,032 Times in 1,120 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
It’s a composting device - a bit pricey, but looks good for a small space and you can apparently compost any organic material.

Was just wondering what the EF brain trust thought.


ETA - looks like they’ve suspended order fulfillment because of the virus.
Thanks for the compliment. Good idea you have there. Here in Zürich where I live they are removing the very large compost containers ( green ) because people throw normal houshold plastic waste in them.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 29.05.2020, 10:21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Hausen am Albis, ZH
Posts: 299
Groaned at 12 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 492 Times in 188 Posts
Massa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputationMassa has an excellent reputation
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

There is no link above to the Hotbin product but I assume we're talking about these guys? UK made but these are the distributors in Switzerland:

https://hotbin.ch/en/
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 29.05.2020, 11:07
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone have a hotbin?

Quote:
View Post
There is no link above to the Hotbin product but I assume we're talking about these guys? UK made but these are the distributors in Switzerland:

https://hotbin.ch/en/
That’s them.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
Reply

Tags
composting, hotbin




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:44.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0