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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Greywater and Willow Feeders.

In this Badge Bit you will upgrade a willow feeder.



Here are some threads on the larger context of willow feeders and poop beasts:
 - Tree Bog vs Dry Outhouse
 - The First Willow Feeder
 - Willow Feeder #3 - Willow Wonka
 - Poop Beasts

Here are a couple videos about willow feeders and how they work!




To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - upgrade a willow feeder (select one)
        - add art
        - improve the urine diverter
        - empty a fly catcher that is at least 20% full
        - improve a fly catcher
        - improve or repair the ventilation system
        - add signage
        - improve the "occupied" system
        - a thorough cleaning
        - increase roof support per this post

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
 - a picture of the willow feeder before, during, and after the upgrade
 - OR a 2-minute video of you doing the above
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During the ATC repair cafe, I was able to replace the fan on the inside of the underside of the Willow feeder at basecamp. I didn't know anything about it, so I was given instructions from everybody. It went from not working to working, yay! I was also able to implement a flag system, although I'm not sure how long it lasted. I'm not sure if either of these count. Perhaps the second one could fall under the art category? If it doesn't count, that's fine. :) It was still worth it.

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Prefix fan
Prefix fan
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Fan is ready, poo bins yucky
Fan is ready, poo bins yucky
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Flag down
Flag down
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Inner workings
Inner workings
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Flag up!
Flag up!
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Kay's awesome looking occupancy system isn't here anymore.

Someone put a blue flag up, but it didn't raise the flag when you lock the door as intended.

So I figured I'd fix it! I unknotted the string, added a turnbuckle and a pulley, and gave the string a proper, untieable knot so folks can service this more easily in the future.
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Closed, flag still down
Closed, flag still down
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This bathroom is locked, but you'd never know
This bathroom is locked, but you'd never know
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New pulley and turnbuckle
New pulley and turnbuckle
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Flag now works
Flag now works
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This toilet is occupied, and you can tell from a distance!
This toilet is occupied, and you can tell from a distance!
Staff note (Ashley Cottonwood) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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