500 hot showers from one small compost pile

Discussion in 'General Homesteading & Building' started by rhrobert, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. rhrobert

    rhrobert Happy in the hills

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    One heck of an idea, think I'll give this a try.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jm-c9B2_ew]YouTube - 500 hot showers from one small compost pile[/ame]
     
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  2. Sonnyjim

    Sonnyjim Prepping

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    Very interesting concept. Compost piles can get quite hot, I'm surprised the heat didn't affect the dexterity of the hose itself. This would certainly be something to consider if you had that ammount of compost at disposal.
     

  3. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    I agree ... interesting.

    Thanks for posting. :D
     
  4. twolilfishies

    twolilfishies wanna be prepared

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    awseome idea! thanks for posting!
     
  5. Al-Thi'b

    Al-Thi'b مسلم Member

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    Still the problem that a compost heap can be smelt from afar.:mad:
     
  6. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    Compost piles do not smell. Unless you are putting garbage in them, like grease or meat products, which is a no no. I have had one on going for years, you can put your nose down to them and not detect any bad smell. Matter of fact I think they have a good earthy smell to them.:D
     
  7. Al-Thi'b

    Al-Thi'b مسلم Member

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    Soured fruit and/or vegetable remains stick in the humid southern air here and carry decent range.:(
     
  8. Derek

    Derek Member

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    Very cool concept, I was thinking of something similar that sits kind of under an overhang of a building that can capture some of the heat.