The Back Porch Compost Tumbler
A Small Easy to Move Tumbler
The Back Porch Compost Tumbler is the smallest of the tumblers made by ComposTumbler and the only one they make from plastic.
The Back Porch Compost Tumbler was first designed and sold in 1997. Its compact size makes it easy to keep on your deck or porch. The frame also features wheels - a great idea. It makes it easy to move the unit around to where you want to either load it up or empty it.
The Law of the Batch
Most people will add material to their back porch compost tumbler every day or two. But, remember this is a batch composter and the time to get finished compost doesn't start until you stop making new additions. Also, because the Back Porch Compost Tumbler is small you won't get the heat build up needed for the fast 14 day composting the larger units promise.
- Size - 37" high x 28" deep x 32" wide (94 x 17 x 81 cm)
- Weight - 35 lb (16 kg)
- Drum Size - 25" diameter x 25" wide (64 x 64 cm)
- Capacity - 5 cu. feet, 4 bushels, 37 gallons, 150 liters
- Double walled plastic with 3/4 inch (2 cm) air cell
- Four interior mixing fins
- Screened vents on each side and aeration/drainage on bottom
- 2 1/2 inch deep grooves for easy turning.
- Two 6 inch wheels on the frame let you easily move the composter to fill or empty.
The Back Porch Compost Tumbler is made from double walled plastic sandwiching 3/4 inch (2 cm) air cells. This insulates the compost and allows it to continue to be used through the winter. Even with this insulation expect the composting process to slow down a lot through the winter. But, the good news is it is safe to keep the compost material in the composter right through the season.
This composter does not have a lot of problems. A few people report having a hard time putting it together. But further reading suggests that even an assembly moron will succeed eventually and that a call to their service center will guide through your troubles.
There is a drain on the bottom of the compost barrel. If you are using the tumbler on a deck or porch put down a bowl to catch the liquid that drains out. It will be dark in color and you won't be happy cleaning it off your floor.
60-Day Risk-Free Trial
You can try the Back Porch Compost Tumbler for 60 days risk free. If you are not satisfied you can return it for a refund of all but the shipping.
5 Year Warranty
Here is their warranty as it applies to US customers:
Your ComposTumbler is guaranteed against any defects in materials or workmanship for 5 years from the date of delivery. We will repair or replace any defective part (or the entire unit if necessary) at our expense. No IF's, AND's, or BUT's. This warranty is given to the original owner and is not transferable, nor does it apply to any damage caused by misuse or acts of nature. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which may vary from state to state.
Similar warranties are in place internationally. The amazon links below are available for those ordering from the 48 contiguous states. People from other countries can check out the ComposTumbler's website's international page.
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