Win a copy of Permaculture Design Companion this week in the Permaculture Design forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • James Freyr
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Dave Burton
  • Pearl Sutton

Compost heated hot springs?

 
Posts: 1131
Location: Central Wyoming -zone 4
14
hugelkultur dog chicken
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
hi ben, your compost heated bath on your site is not my first exposure to heating water with compost but the size of your pile got me thinking

Do you think it would be possible to have a swimming pool that has a pump that is pumping water from the pool, through a pile and then back into the pool and maintain a temperature above 100F or do you think that the cold, winter air would out compete the temperature from one pile?

im sure it would be possible with enough large piles but then the question becomes, is it practical without cutting a whole acre of compostable materials every year?
 
It will give me the powers of the gods. Not bad for a tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!