William Bronson wrote:I definitely would not aerate the sides of the pile.
Maybe seal the whole thing, put a solar chimney on top and supply "preheated" air into the bottom?
The preheated air could come from an earth tube, a solar collector, or a combination of the two.
Jeremy Baker wrote:The more heat it generates the more natural draft it would have. I’m wondering about mixing the pile so it’s hot? Ive got similar questions for the diy composting toilet I’m designing. How to vent it? How to contain it? How to regulate it? Is mixing necessary? Etc.