Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:I can pee without pooping but can't poop without peeing.
However, I will admit to sometimes having a ninja turd attack when I innocently assumed I was just there to "make water".
Poop can sneak up on one sometimes.... Just sayin'.
albertpostema Hatfield wrote:Hi everyone, new here, yet it already feels like home. Thanks Paul for the heads up.
Just throwing in three and a half cents on this dog manure issue. We have just recently worked on a "pet policy" for a newly forming deep ecological community. The parasite issues, the composition of the manure, etc were all valid issues. ie; are they eating organic food? If not what is in their food? Concerns were for our organic certification, as well as general health safety and the community values.
END RESULT First, if we have it, dog manure is organic matter and should be kept onsite. No free ranging though, to control random dispersal. All manure collected and composted seperatly in a dry location with the end results being added to the composted paper stream. This mixture is then put into into the tree based hugelkulture.
(Paper recycling is really just a different way to throw away garbage. Dont let your organic matter leave, COMPOST )
Secondly, discussion about pet compatibility with deep ecology tabled.
Hopefully for awhile...ha.
ps. I have attached a produced document full of web research on dog manure and its ecological impacts. The EPA identifies dog manure as a non-point source of pollution, so its definitly not benign.
Jamie Corne wrote: Hey Gerald! You ready for the arctic freeze this weekend? You're more north so I'm going to assume it's going to get colder and windier up there...hopefully not.
As far as the tube that is galvanized - as far as I know - you have to heat zinc to 900 degrees before it gives off toxic fumes that could harm anyone - but as Ernie has stated on the forum here...it's really not that big of a problem since we are venting outside and the fumes would be so minimal...
Old habits from flying with the Navy...always say somthing when it comes to questions of safety. THere is no such thing as "Keeping your mouth shut" if safety is in question. I understand your point. Hopefully it won't get THAT hot inside your barrel.
Jamie Corne wrote: I appreciate the sentiments though. Our first complete burn will be highly ventilated - just to be on the safe side. Never hurts to be safe.
My luck they won't have any left and I'll have to pay the $2.10/each. While I can do that, and currently, it is worth it to me to have them than skip that part, I do believe that going the distance with the "right bricks" is the only way to go. I (as I said above) don't like to compromise safety or anthing that would challenge my existence.
Jamie Corne wrote: That fire brick that we found was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Store in Sioux Falls. They tore down a house with a massive fireplace - and they got A LOT of the brick that was still usable. From what I understand - many Habitat Restore's across the nation have them from time to time because they tear down many different types of homes - older ones especially, which tend to have fire places. Otherwise, if you go to I-29 brick in Sioux Falls - they are 2.19 a brick - for the 3000 degree F rated bricks (used for kilns).
Jamie Corne wrote: Watertown doesn't have ANYTHING for rocket stoves. Don't waste your time there. No firebricks - no fire clay - no Vermiculite in the winter - nothing. Brookings either. Hopefully that will change soon, if we can get people to move to rocket stoves and mass thermal heaters.
It would be great to have you come on down (or over as the case might be) and see our rocket baby. Building it hasn't been without its headaches...that's for sure...but this weekend, we're planning on being awfully warm without having to make a bunch of trips out to the woodshed for logs. That...will be nice for a change. And waking up in the morning with it still being quasi-warm instead of bone-chilling cold...we can't wait
Jamie Corne wrote: I hope to have more conversations with ya - especially about the stoves that you build. Take care and if we don't talk before the storm is over - stay warm and stay safe!