On my plans for this week was a compost tumbler (and if one turned out, a second one, as well).
With some scrap lumber we had on hand, and a few parts from the hardware store, we were ready.
We drilled a hole in the bottom of the can (off center, as we had a slope on one half of the bottom to make way for the wheels, and needed a flat surface). We fitted it with a 3" plumbing flange (on the outside), and a 2' piece of pipe we had drilled holes into (at about 3" intervals), which slid over the flange, from the inside.
We then capped it with a rubber plumbing cover, and synched it down. If the ventilation pipe needs cleaning, removing the plumbing cover will be a snap.
We put a piece of screen over the pipe before pushing it onto the flange, which would work as a barrier for pests. Paired with the perforated pipe, air can find its way inside the can for healthy compost.
Total cost for this project was about $18.00, including the can. If it works well, we will make another. Even with two, this will pay for itself in very short order, and continue to do so, for a long time to come.
I like how the lid hangs off the side of the base. Not something we designed for, it just happened to work out that way.
Another project using a lot of re-purposed material, and things we had here at the house. It feels good to accomplish something with minimal expense, and know that you will make your money back in fairly short order.
Once the second one is done and in place, we will spread some bark chips through that area. This is where the shed once stood.