COMPOSTING FURNACE ~ an update !

Volunteers are needed Wednesday October 15, 2014 10a- 4p to complete the Compost pile construction that will heat the Strawbale Studio. So far there is a 15×20 ft. pile of biomass about 5ft high, with pipes running in three levels inside the pile. The pipes will connect to the radiant floor in the Strawbale Studio and heat the floor and benches with the warmth of decomposition in the pile. A pump will circulate this closed loop. the Compost Pile is bounded by 4 layers of strawbale, and tomorrow we will finish adding the last 2 feet of compost (sawdust, woodchips and such) on top, then capping it all with 12″ of hay to keep in the hot.  October 8 – 12 were our construction dates, and we “almost” reached our goal ~  only 2 feet of compost to go, plus a loose straw cap of 12″ .  Come help us complete it.  RSVP to Deanne 248 496 4088.

Watering the Feedstock (biomass) in the Compost Heater.

Watering the Feedstock (biomass) in the Compost Heater.

Pex pipes attached to cattle fencing is added at 3 different levels of the pile. Strawbales being persuaded into place.

Pex pipes attached to cattle fencing is added at 3 different levels of the pile. Strawbales being persuaded into place.

Moving the materials up into the Compost Furnace.

Moving the materials up into the Compost Furnace.

The Compost Volunteer Gang Saturday October 11, 2014.

The Compost Volunteer Gang Saturday October 11, 2014.

eat and moisture.

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