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Offline NSF

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2011, 01:13:05 PM »
I like your stacked press idea TMB, I don't think you'd need to drive on top of it.  Just overfill each one a little (so you get some compression) and don't stack them 3 high, stack them 10 or 12 high...they'll be pretty heavy, but the ones on the bottom will be under more compression and will 'wring' out more.  Then, just start a new stack, the top of the old stack becomes the bottom of the new stack.  So in effect you've got the whole thing upside down (in order) so the old top will be the bottom and now be getting the most weight pushing down on it. 

Sure, it's a whisker slower than your car method but less can go wrong. 

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2011, 07:53:04 PM »
I know this sounds like a joke, but I'm serious:
1. Check that your wife is out of the house.
2. Wrap it all in an old bed sheet.
3. Chuck it in the washing machine on spin
Maybe

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2011, 08:19:13 PM »
Pahahaha!  I love it!  But one correction, do it in 2 bed sheets, one will unbalance the load and most washing machines automatically stop when this happens. 

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2011, 08:36:49 PM »
Good point NSF.
The tek is being fine tuned already.

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 08:45:10 AM »
to further refine this great Idea. Purchase a second hand ancient washing machine and leave the misses washing machine alone, or ............. get life insurance.  ;D

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2011, 09:48:24 AM »
Washing machines...far too heavy to shift, can't be bother with a second one

Cheers,

Playing with fire. 

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2011, 04:10:47 PM »
bread crates you got it in one, just pile the substrate on a couple of bread crates then drain over the top of a drum for an hour and a half min. then bag/innoc i also leave the bags on an angled rack onite and put a drain hole at the lowest point then leave overnite. works with wheat straw .
im not a pheasant plucker im a pheasant pluckers son ill sit here plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckings done

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Re: banana leaf substrate?
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2011, 04:21:38 PM »
having just read the 2nd page of this topic aftermy last post
just a few points
 if you are stacking the trays together wont the water from the top one just squeeze out onto the one below etc. etc.etc. making the lower ones evn wetter.

in the  bag /drain method you are effecticely compressing the straw as you fill  then draining each bag seperatly onite
also consider a shorter soak time im sure if you use hylime you can geta way with 12 hours just soak around 4-6  the arvo then drain first thing nxt day.
im not a pheasant plucker im a pheasant pluckers son ill sit here plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckings done

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