Vincent Parkhurst

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The Kawartha Lakes Ontario
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Quick, and maybe stupid, question! I have a wood stove with a 6" stove pipe. Am I able to connect that with an 8" chimney? I found a complete 8" chimney that will save me hundreds of dollars if so!

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5 months ago

Tyler Ludens wrote:I think the filter would become a nasty stinky mess.  Instead of a filter you have to clean, what about a worm bin so the worms can eat the solids?  Something like a worm flush toilet except just for greywater and not toilet.

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/how-make-vermicomposting-flush-toilet

http://www.vermicompostingtoilets.net/

http://www.solviva.com/wastewater.htm



I'm definitely into that idea for sure! I pictured a screen that I would clean off every couple days but worms could work as well and take my kitchen scraps too.
5 months ago

Tyler Ludens wrote:Greywater in any kind of tank becomes blackwater.  The filter you have in the sketch would become a stinking cesspit.

Here is a good source for greywater information:  http://oasisdesign.net/



There is no storage of water happening in this system. The filter part would just be a hole dug into the ground. The first filter would catch any solid food waste and would be cleaned and the remaining water would enter the pit and sink into the ground after the sand filter as the basement floor is earth and rocks. There is no tank involved.
5 months ago

John C Daley wrote:Grey water has solids which may putrefy if you put them into a basement.
You may find you would need to leave home.
Why not run some pipe as far as is possible and let it drain to the open ground?



I was thinking something along the lines of this. The reason I want to do it this way is because it will soon be fall and then winter here and I would like a system that is contained within the home for easy access until I am able to build a permanent system in the spring. I just moved here and am looking for a quick fix while I renovate and set up the inside of the cabin. The system I had before this was connected to a sink in the bathroom and went into a pit in the backyard but during renovation that sink and room have been moved and the way the system was set up would definitely freeze come winter.

For specifics, I am one person living alone here so my greywater output is minimal. There is no running water or plumbing and I am using water jugs. The greywater would come solely from dishes and bathing.
5 months ago
This may be a stupid question but I am currently living with no running water or plumbing and I am looking to set a simple grey water system and I was wondering if it would be possible to use an area in my unfinished basement, which is currently sand, rocks, and gravel and goes into the ground, as a grey water filter and just run the water down there and into a pit? Ideally I would like to figure out some sort of system that can go in the basement.
5 months ago
Hello everyone my name is Vincent and I am both new to the forums and new to my life going in a homesteading direction. I recently moved onto my late grandfather's land and have been trying to convert it into a small homestead oasis. My grandfather worked this property, mostly the two main houses, since he was 21. He inherited it from his father and now I am at the helm trying to improve upon what they both have left behind. My grandfather was a bit of a materials hoarder so everything I might need I have luckily been able to find on site. Including the point of my long winded post. I discovered this wood stove today and I was wondering if anyone could help me with identifying it's specifics in order for me to try and fix it up for use as a heat source in my shack-to-home conversion. Identifying marks are "The Guelph Stove Co" on the back and "25A" on the top surface. Parts of it are textured in a brownish finish.

Fingers crossed!
9 months ago