Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The prices are too damn high. Thanks joe.

Jesus H Christ! Stuff is super expensive. I am going to make myself a homemade composting barrel. Why? Have you checked out the cost of buying potting soil or compost in a bag at lowes or homey depot or somewhere?
You would think the stuff is made of gold. 1 to 1.5 cubic foot bags are 12 to 15 dollars. If you want 10 of those that adds up to a lot of moolah.
So I am going to make a rotating compost bin as cheaply as I can. And hope like hell it works. 
Right now here is my parts list:
2 of 10 foot doug fir 2x4 at $11.27 each
4 2 inch caster at $5.08 each
2 hinges at $3.48 each
1 barrel bolt at $5.00
1 2x2 piece of wood at $11.00
For a grand total of about $66 plus sales tax.
Thats about 4 bags of compost. 
If I get the thing made I'll post a pic. Wish me luck.
Oh, and if you need a replacement water heater? Fuhgeddaboutit! A 30 gallon natural gas heater was $749! A 40 gallon was $958 or thereabouts. And a 50 gallon was well over a thousand. 
That does not include installation. I will do that myself but I gotta wait until I collect enough bottles and cans to sell at the recycle place.


  1. The prices will drive new home construction out of bounds.

    1. Yep. I gotta replace a fence next month. Can't wait to see what parts prices will be for that.

  2. Wow! They (democraps) want you to shower and wash dishes in cold water. That is a ridiculous pricing for gas heater! You could go electric but with your governator cutting electricity when he has a wild hair fart you would be in the same boat. You may have to scrounge some black plastic pipe and make a solar heater... Have you thought about a tankless heater? I know they are expensive too, but may save you money in the long run by not heating standing water. I had one in my home in South Dakota and it was sized for a three bathroom house and never ran it out and my natural gas bill went way down below a quarter of what it was heating a pilot light and a 30 gallon heater.

    1. I'm gonna hold off on the water heater. I have a small rental in fresno the tenants are moving out of, the water heater is several decades old, I was gonna be proactive. But right now it is still usable but the fence has to be replaced. I just want to get it up to snuff to sell so I can get out from under it.