Brian Scheer: how do you build the trommel itself. i like your setup very cool!
namuh223: Did you make the drum? If so could you share the construction. Otherwise
where you got it? Thank you in advance.
Alejandro Sanchez: Where u got the center bearings?
TheRoachHut: Hi dont suppose u have some plans for this or a step by step guide, would
love to build one of these for my allotment. Tony
Kevin SulaeArts: This is super nice. Where did you find/buy the drum?
WiresAnSteel: could the whole thing be turned at right angles to the raised bed and move
along as the bed is filled to save shovelling?
Chris Towerton: I like it... Thanks for sharing
David Waltman: I hadn't looked at this in a while, and didn't realize there were so many
questions. 1) I would recommend a 1725 RPM AC induction motor. This one is
only 1/2 hp, which is plenty. These are everywhere; often in blowers and
fans. This one is borrowed from my metal buffer. 2) weave wire through the
spoke holes to attach the mesh 3) these are 26 in rims, but it doesnt
matter what you use. They just need to be the same. 4) yes, my wife was
shoveling so I could make the video :).
David Kovach: hugelkultur...check it out
Frank J. Panzer Jr: did you make the hoops yourself?or did you have them made for you. I
noticed the wheels and belt are in groves
finallytricked: to attach the hardware cloth to the bike rims, use metal wire that is
weaved in and out of the spoke holes. If you search the n e t for c o m p o
s t trommel, there is a instructable that shows how people did this.
abbafaen2007: you should see how a farwick joker working and its giving you more idees
for your seve.
John DeRocha: That is very SWEET!... The Basic setup you have definitely proves the
concept. Like the others that have posted I am very interested to know how
you made the screen. Please let us know how you attached the wire cloth to
the bicycle rims). :)
gettingahandle: Well thought through "just get in and build it" prototype! Works well
obviously. Someone's gona use this idea and run with it.
Mac Crollman: looks great! really like the small compact size so it can be moved around.
i'm building one from an old cement mixer, but it doesn't look nearly as
nice and clean as yours.
Rick: Thanks, I've been considering how to make an item to sift compost and soil.
Nice feasible design. Hope I can follow the basis of your concept. Thanks
XtremelyJ: This is amazing. Well done.
Coden11: this is so AWESOME. started my first garden this year, now you've got me
dreaming BIG! Thank you!
64marine: No idea what and how on the barrel construction methods, where/how?
davetileguy: Can I use this device to launder money?
Bluezman01: Excellent use of common materials. And I agree about the staging. Mine is
the same thing (conceptually) and I'm getting ready to add wheels to one
end and adjustable legs with lift handles on the other, so it can be moved
like a wheel barrow.
Bazz Kenyon: I'm Making one now will post a video when done, I used roller blade wheels
inside the bike rims instead of the 8 black wheels you used. they fit into
the rims perfect. i also used 6mm galvanised aviary mesh as it filters the
soil finer. INSPIRATION IS FROM THIS VIDEO!!! THANKS ;o)
justgivemethetruth: A very clever contraption. I'm wondering if you really need to sort the
dirt or can you just use regular soil ... within reason ... obviously not
the plastic!? I'm always impressed by those who can just whip up a
contraption like that out of spare parts ... nice work. By the way, a
master gardener on another channel chided me for calling it "dirt" .... he
said you should call it soil. I agree with him, dirt sounds "dirty".
Federico Alinovi: Brillant ! I made a similar device on a smaller scale for cleaning seeds
using an old washing-machine's drum - very sturdy thing. It gets connected
directly to my tractor's PTO which can turn as slow as 120 rpm and I can
blow a pressure washer in it at the same time. Actually that's goot for
washing quite a lot of different things.
qwer ty: you could put a little block of teflon on the metal guard where it meets
ThePangeafarm: I like the simplicity of your trommel, how did you make the drum? An idea
for you stopper is to use a roller skate wheel mounted to that "L" bracket.
Russell Easters: LOL, I love it! You got the wife out there shoveling while you shoot the
video then sound as if you've done all the work!! Nice job on the tumbler
though, oh BTW, I would really consider a patent!
MyBrad1982: nothing better then a good hard working women while ya have mixed drinks an
play with the camera :)
Athosiphyr: I also copied your design to make my own, it works quite well. I found a 2
HP motor at a pawn shop that has plenty of power. For people who are going
to build one and aren't savvy about such things, you can find sheaves,
belts, axles and bearings at bearing shops, although getting used parts
will definitely be cheaper if you can find them. The significant difference
in mine is small fixed casters which ride inside the bike wheels to prevent
the drum from drifting, instead of large wheels.
Msrockinrobin03: That's a great idea I love it!! Going to have to give it a try.
DCVU2: I built the drum part as you have, but now I'm at a stand still. My main
concern now is to find a motor and a big drive belt, any suggestions?
mohairwig: how is the wire mesh held to the tire rims ?
BigBootyJudy: screw the sandwich, dig woman! hahaha
r44flyer: @Athosiphyr I'm doing this with the wheels as well. Was tricky to find some
narrow enough to run inside the rims. With 26" bike wheels it's going to
need a whopper of a drive belt! Where do I get one that's over 2m long?!
David Kenworthy: wow great job guys, i need one and a my wife to run the shovel, lol
Thomoco: Hello, I used your design to make one of my own. Just uploaded a video for
you to see, search for... "Goodbye SID hello TREVOR the soil or compost
rotary trommel sieve thing"
onionman113: I like, make it so it can easily be mounted to the cart, and make a cheap
belt system that moves the good dirt INTO the garden bed. And let the
clumps and stuff do the same as in here maybe a 80 degree piece of
removable sheet metal the make the clumps fall under the trommel.
lirg123: have you consider gold digging with this?
Roberto Peraza: congratulation . i like that!. best job!.
Paul Smith: what size screen are you using? is it homemade or store bought?
Tommy Snare: 3 words.... 'back to eden'. look it up...get into it !
Steve Andruchow: Very nice contraption! Just the other day, I was trying to come up with an
alternative to my manual compost screen. I might have to borrow the idea
although shaking the screen by hand sure does tighten the gut muscles.
Trying to turn my case into a six pack, don'tcha know! lol
COUSIN HENRY Baker: WHY NOT INSTALL A GRAIN SHOOT ,GET AWAY FROM THE SHOVELING ,THAT IS GOING
TO KILL YOU. THE GRAIN SHOOT WILL LIFT UP THE DIRT TO THE TOP AND THEN FALL
IN TO THE ROTARY SCREEN,THAT IS IT,JUST DUMP THE INCOMING DIRT THE GRAIN
SHOOT AREA AND SOMEONE KEEP THE DIRT IN THE GRAIN SHOOT. GOT TO BE A LOT
EASY AND MORE PRODUCTION THAN A SHOVEL WILL EVER DO.
turuanu: Great design. I don't know if they already told you, but to avoid the
friction problem you mentioned, you could replace that flat guard (that
prevents the tumbler from sliding forward) with something round and
spinning. Kind of like a rolling pin, you know?
IdahoViewing: I am trying to get my head wrapped around how this could be adapted to a
bicycle (human powered) mode for remote and off grid operation.