The components are nailed to a plywood bottom to add strength. The sides are tapered from 3.5 inches in the front to 5 inches in the back. A bit of foam insulation the exact same size as the foundation is set between the floor and the foundation to minimize heat loss. Adhering to the foundation is set in its final location, fill it with sand and then use a bit of scrap timber to sand the sand so which it follows the slope of the tapered sides. Having two vacant bins will help you get it right around exactly the first attempt.
The foundation plays an essential role here since we're asking a plastic container which left the mill thinking it was likely to hold a few sweaters to hold greater than 250 pounds of worm compost rather. Since the bottoms of those containers aren't perfectly flat, they need the shaped support that the sand offers. Put exactly the two 50 gallon bins on exactly the table, long components touching and fronts flush with one another. Mark exactly the two front ends with a big letter F for front. Mark exactly the right hand bin with exactly the number 1 and exactly the left hand bin with exactly the number 2.
Use sequential numbers if you build over two to help in record keeping. Put a mark near center of the top rim of every bin on the two long sides which are touching each other. This is just a reference mark in order that you do not get confused when drilling the big hole for the gateway. The gateway hole has to go on the exact same side of the bin as these marks. The instructions below will assist those who're intimidated by such projects.
Nevertheless, for the greater experienced, a quick look at exactly the photo of exactly the perforated bin will suffice. We will be drilling four, 7\/8 inch holes on each end of two 50 gallon worm bins where aeration tubes will be inserted. We'll also drill one large hole around a side of every worm bin for the gateway.