Wendy Howard
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RE: IBC tote alternative?

The IBC tote is really only a concession to our current societal attitudes to our own waste. From the ecosystem's point of view it's not helpful as yo...

6 months ago
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RE: Greenfilter Soakaway on slope?

My advice would be don't overthink or overengineer this thing! You have a natural ecosystem in an unnatural containment situation (the IBC tank) but a...

7 months ago
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RE: Greenfilter Soakaway on slope?

You need minimum drain slope (at least) to run outflow to the soakaway but I see no reason why you can't pipe down a 10-15┬░ slope. It's not as if the ...

7 months ago
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RE: Balancing airflow and insulation in a coldish environment

Hi. That's a pretty harsh environment you have to deal with but it's not so very unlike here (Portugal). It's very hard to say whether you have anough...

7 months ago
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RE: human waste layer heats up

Gah! I'm so sorry! I only just saw this!OK. Well the most likely reason that I can think of is that the woodchips you're using are too fresh? Or that ...

7 months ago
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RE: Earth worms and urine

Because this is a flush system, the worms have no problems with the diluted urine. It passes rapidly into the deeper layers of the tank where the nitr...

10 months ago
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RE: Drainage problem

I'd advise just gently forking through the material in the tank. Without seeing it, it's impossible to diagnose precisely, but material settles as it ...

1 year ago
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RE: New Build in Ireland

Hi Julian I have no experience with Dendrobaenas but theoretically they should be OK. Can you not get Eisenia foetida on places like eBay? Best ...

1 year ago
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RE: Shower water temperature: how does it affect the worms?

Fran├žois and everyone! So sorry - I don't know how I missed the original post as I've only just seen this thanks to the latest one. I really don't adv...

1 year ago
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RE: Drainage assembly

There is absolutely NO risk of unprocessed solid material entering the drainage assembly! You don't place the drainage assembly directly beneath the i...

2 years ago
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RE: Drainage assembly

Hi Stefan I think you've missed the point of the drainage assembly. Bringing the drainage assembly to a level above the organic material achieves ...

2 years ago
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RE: Another hopeful build looking for data and info to support permit application

Hi Nice to hear of your build. Questions 1-3. This entire region was decimated by wildfires in October 2017 (4 years ago to the day as it happens ...

2 years ago
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RE: Documentation & convincing of municipality (North of Portugal)

Great news Ben! Though doubtless you will get a different answer from every municipality in the country ... CM-Arganil advise us that if architects sp...

4 years ago
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RE: Maximum distance from toilet to IBC tank

Hi 10 people for a single tank I think would be too much. Better to have a tank per house. Maximum distance would depend on pipe diameter but would li...

5 years ago
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RE: Fly problem

Since this is an aerobic system then yes, it does need to breathe. You could achieve that via a screened vent pipe though, which might stop the flies ...

5 years ago
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