Neil’s VermBin24

My recent “Complete Guide” pre-launch was an incredible reminder of the fact that the RWC community – and the vermicomposting world in general – is chock full of wonderfully kind, supportive people. Some individuals even seem determined to go well above and beyond the (already impressive) “norm” – a prime example being my new friend, Neil (“from Maryland”).

Neil, who you might consider to be a “new” reader of the RWC website, recently ordered the pre-launch package along with 5 lb of Red Worms. His intention was to access the VB24 plans right away and get the bin built before the worms arrived – a pretty ambitious goal in my mind, especially for someone who doesn’t consider himself to be a serious DIYer!

Well, the long and the short of it is that he DID get the bin built before the worms arrived, and while it took a bit longer than he had originally anticipated, it was a process he derived a great deal of satisfaction from. It also seems to have inspired him to do something “well above and beyond the (already impressive) ‘norm'” – that’s for sure!

I really appreciated Neil’s double order, and his willingness to keep me posted on his progress, but I certainly didn’t expect him to then proceed to put together a full photo-journal of his building experience and offer it as an additional resource for other VB24 plan owners – but that’s exactly what he did! He’s even taken it a step further by offering to periodically share his ongoing VB24 vermicomposting experience with us here on the blog!
(Thanks again, Neil!!)

Joe (Denial) did a phenomenal job putting together the plans for the VB24, and all the positive feedback so far has certainly been a testament to this. What Neil’s done, though, is provide a very helpful play-by-play written from the perspective of the typical person attempting to tackle the project. I know for a fact that I myself will be reading through Neil’s guide multiple times before building my own VB24 this fall!

For those of you with an interest in the “VB Series” of flow-through bins – particularly those of you who may have missed the pre-launch – the good news is that the VB24 plans/guide will be launching (as a stand-alone product this time) later in the week. I should mention, though, that unfortunately the planned release date for the VB Series plan bundle – which includes two larger designs along with the VB24 – won’t be as soon as previously predicted. We’re hoping to make that one available sometime early in October. The good news is that all VB24 plan owners will be entitled to a very low-priced upgrade deal (no pressure of course – only if you have an interest in building one of the larger versions).

I am aiming to make Neil’s photo-journal available for download in the member’s area by the end of the week, and will certainly keep everyone posted about the VB24 launch (be sure to sign up for the VB Series list if you want to stay in the loop via email).

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    • Paul from Winnipeg
    • September 8, 2011

    Super! Way to go Neil, you’ve got some get up and go!

    • Thomas
    • September 8, 2011

    How the bottom of the worm VB24 made up is it wires are plywood I wonder? Witch it is I would like to know the way the compost comes out at the bottom.

    • Bentley
    • September 10, 2011

    Thomas – the bottom has a series of bars. Compost can be scraped out from the bottom (once it is ready for harvest) in a variety of different ways.

    • Thomas
    • September 13, 2011

    After buying the Verm Bin24 and studding the plan’s I am wondering if all that lumber is
    Required if you not using the Former Board the four 42” length of lumber can be screw on to the plywood with the two 21” pieces screwing to the front inside and back inside of the ½” ply
    This will reduce the price and weights’ of it

    in UK

    • Neil
    • September 14, 2011

    Thanks, Paul. The VB has been up and running for about 2 weeks now and the worms are thriving.

    • Thomas
    • September 22, 2011

    The four wheels rated at 150 lb is that per wheel or for all four wheels on the Verm Bin24

    • Neil
    • September 23, 2011


    I interpreted it as being 150lbs per wheel. Otherwise, each wheel would have a load rating of less than 40lbs/wheel which is quite low. Plus, usually load ratings are given per wheel, not per set.

    I used wheels which each had a 150lb load rating and I’m quite pleased with them.

    Here’s an example:

    Happy building!


    • Huston
    • November 19, 2011

    My beautiful worm farmer and I have got the VB24 and built it only we added on to it its now 6ft long. We put in the false bottom and added the bedding. We had two plastic bens the two combined have1200 red wigglers .We added both beens including the contents of 1and a half month old.The worms moved into the bedding,we kept a light on for two nights with no sighn of worms outside of the bedding. Its now been two weeks ,the worms are thriveing, we have an arrea of noting but cardbord and an area where we have added food ,they both seem to have healthy worms . We had som canalope and the seeds are sprouting all over. Temp is an average of 65-70 we have noticed worm eggs assumeing some came from the the plastic ben. We have it in our hallway at this time ,with no complants on odders. Thanks for all the great information

  1. Bentley, Very informational website. How do I join? I’ve looked but not been able to find out how. Thanks for the info and keep up the good work.

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