|10-15 litres of peat mix (roughly half the 30 litre bag provided) to the drum.
|Provides Carbon base and initial mass for compost.
|1/2 Microbe Mix packet at startup, other 1/2 in two weeks (or on next visit if in cottage use).
|Adds necessary microbes which will break down the compost.
|About 2 litres of warm water into the drum.
|Moistens carbon base
|Power cord on unit to get fan and heating element working (electric models only).
|The unit is ready for use
|“Compost Quick” enzymes into drum before and after mixing. Coat the evaporation chamber with it before using the unit.
|Speeds start up of compost by acting as a catalyst to assist bacteriaPrevents possibility of start-up odor in the evaporation chamber
|Loose peat moss from the evaporation chamber until the compost is established, which takes approximately 6 weeks.
|Until the compost is active, some peat mix may fall through the screen or drum door into the evaporating chamber.
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