VermBin Flow-Through Series

The NEW VermBin Flow-Through Series

As many of you will already know, I teamed up with technical illustrator (and DIY building pro), Joe Denial, to create user-friendly DIY plans (with how-to guide) for a flow-through vermicomposting bed known as the “VermBin24” (VB24). The original idea had been to release two more sets of plans for larger versions of this bin (VB48 and VB96), but based on the keen interest in these bigger bins, we’ve instead decided to bundle all the plans together in a single product! Not only will this allow people to get their (virtual) hands on the VB48/VB96 plans sooner than originally scheduled, but also for a fair bit less.

These bins were intended for effective home and/or small-scale commercial vermicomposting. They offer excellent air flow while still retaining moisture, and make the process of harvesting vermicompost (aka “worm castings”) much less of a hassle than with typical “worm bins”. Joe has been using his own VB96 system since late spring and has been thrilled with the results. His huge, thriving population of Red Worms is eagerly processing all the waste materials he can toss at them, and he’s almost ready to plan his first harvesting session!

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**Important Notice for all VermBin24 Plans Owners**
Those of you who would like to upgrade your VB24 plans to the VB Series plans will have the opportunity to do so for only $5 (the difference in price between Vb24 plans and VB Series plans). There is absolutely no pressure to do so, of course. If you are content to focus solely on building the VB24 bin that’s great! It’s a pretty substantial bin in its own right, as you will soon see! One of our customers, Neil, has already built his VB24, and has graciously offered to share his experience (with photos) with the rest of us!
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**IMPORTANT UPDATE** – Apologies for not updating my update (haha)! As some of you likely noticed, the VB24 plans DID go back on sale – and will continue to be available indefinitely. What I’m NOT so sure about is the VB Series plans bundle. Only time will tell. Bottom-line, we have no immediate plans for releasing that package. Very sorry everyone! There is one bit of “silver lining” on this cloud though, at least for those interested in building the next size up – the VB48. If you double the size of some of the components you are good to go (not hard to figure out once you see the plans), since no additional support components are required (unlike the VB96).

Comments

    • Brian P Dale
    • September 2, 2011

    Looking forward to this, been following for over a year now.

  1. Thanks Brian! Should be fun!
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    • Sue
    • September 2, 2011

    Hi Bentley,
    Can’t wait for the plans. I’m pretty sure the VB series will work much beter than the converted Schaeffer bins. Good thing I didn’t get to work on the 2nd. bin this summer (what summer, many in BC are saying).
    The VB will be a lot kinder to my old back and knees, hehe.

    • Bentley
    • September 2, 2011

    Converted Schaeffer bins? What are those?
    Anyway – thanks for your interest, Sue!

    • Sue
    • September 2, 2011

    My bin is the 5th from the bottom, the 96 gal. grey monster.
    http://vermicomposters.ning.com/forum/topics/diy-flow-through-bins-a

    • John Duffy
    • September 3, 2011

    Can’t wait for more information! My daughters got me some more worms for my birthday & they’re gonna need a bigger home

    • Ted C
    • September 3, 2011

    I’m still having issues with downloading the plans for the VB 24. Any news with that yet?

  2. Hi Ted,
    I emailed you quite some time ago about this – have now sent another one (did not realize you were still having issues). Let’s get this resolved. 🙂

    • Bentley
    • September 5, 2011

    Sue – That’s quite the bin! Nice job. 🙂
    You have it up and running now?
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    John – that’s great! I’d love to see you set up with a larger system.

    • Sue
    • September 5, 2011

    Thanks Bentley. Yes, I have it running since July 2009. Performance wise it’s a great bin, no problems with overfeeding or being too wet. The harvesting is a pain though. Besides, I now need more surface area, hence my interest in the VB plans. I will keep this bin going, though.

    • Sue
    • September 11, 2011

    Hi Bentley,
    I was hoping to be able to build a VB48. Is the best way to just buy the VB24 plans and wait for the updates?

  3. Hi Sue,
    If you definitely don’t have an interest in the VB24 you might just want to wait until the VB Series package launches. The current VB24 price + the upgrade price is just the same as what the VB Series will cost anyway, so the only advantage to getting the VB24 plans now is that you can start building that bin.
    Hoping to have the series package ready within the next 2-3 weeks.

    B

    • Sue
    • September 11, 2011

    Thanks for the speedy reply. Can’t wait for the plans to be released.

    • jason
    • September 12, 2011

    The VB24 looks great! What’s the best paint to use? What’s safe for the worms? Latex? Water? Oil? My bin will spend a lot of time outside. Thanks for any help!

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