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 My First BSF Bio-Composter 
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Post My First BSF Bio-Composter
Today I am building my first BSF Bio-Composter.
Aluminum rails can be used in a bio-composter?
Here are some pictures I made after finishing the assembly.

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Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:33 pm
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emiliokonrath wrote:
Today I am building my first BSF Bio-Composter.
Aluminum rails can be used in a bio-composter?
Emilio I think aluminum should be OK but I don't remember anyone trying it before.

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Thanks!


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I've had great success with my aluminum channel ramps.


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jf371 wrote:
I've had great success with my aluminum channel ramps.



Its slopes are similar to what I am installing?


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It looks good emiliokonrath. I prefer slots instead of holes on drain pipes. I believe you get more drainage area while preventing large matter from passing through into the drain.

The angle of the ramp doesn't matter if you have wet compost because the moisture allows the larvae to climb even vertical surfaces.

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Jerry wrote:
It looks good emiliokonrath. I prefer slots instead of holes on drain pipes. I believe you get more drainage area while preventing large matter from passing through into the drain.

The angle of the ramp doesn't matter if you have wet compost because the moisture allows the larvae to climb even vertical surfaces.



Thank you!
Next, I'll slots in the drain pipe.


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Post Re: My First BSF Bio-Composter
The BSFL down the drain hose and die in the manure tank. So I made a change to my project, put a T and a record. The bottom of the T is for the removal of manure, and the upper part serves to return the larvae to the substrate.

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This type of drain will save you lots of cutting and drilling.... ;)


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PeteB wrote:
This type of drain will save you lots of cutting and drilling.... ;)


Thanks!
It is quite interesting!


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