DibbleGardens at bigfoot.com
Thu Dec 20 09:53:52 EST 2001
On 19 Dec 01, Steve Bonney wrote:
> Thanks for the additional info. I am going to build one on my farm.
> I have the John Todd info on living machines, but experiential
> knowledge (which I highly value) is not readily accessible, since
> living machines are rare here.
My reading is that the initial living machine enthusiasm has waned
through its complexity. Isn't the original in moth balls?
> Cleaning the grease trap was the very worst job anyone could be
> assigned while on KP in the army. When I owned a restaurant, we
> avoided a grease trap by not having a deep fryer. Which brings me
> to the question. Are you able to intercept or emilinate the grease
> before it reaches the septic system? This would be a much more
> palatable task and the grease could then be composted.
My plans are three stage:
1. All effluent drains to a 'biolytic' filter ie http://www.dowmus.com.
2. Thence through a simple horizontal reed bed.
3. Probably unnecessary, the reed bed runoff will go onto a bio-mass
What I haven't found is any feedback on the Dowmus system. Can
Robyn or our other Aussie cousins report on their success?
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