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Suncast

Model TCB6800

Internet #202021419

Tumbling Composter

$97.98 /each

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Quickly, easily and neatly make compost in your backyard with the Suncast Corporation Tumbling Composter. By turning the composter daily, the composting process should take only 3-4 weeks to complete. With large, oversized lids on both ends, this composter provides easy access to the internal chamber.

  • Tumbling function makes compost in 3-4 weeks; process can take up to 1 year in a stationary composter
  • 6.5 cubic foot usable capacity
  • Galvanized sturdy steel frame (1 in. diameter tube)
  • Easy assembly
  • Latching dual lids allow easy fill and empty
  • Durable resin construction

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Is this good for composting for a vegetable garden?

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August 1, 2016
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Yes it is great for veggie garden. If it is not fully composted... I made a sifter w 2x4s and hardware screen. I top dress the veggies w whatever sifts through and toss the remaining larger stuff back into composter for next time.
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September 15, 2015
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Yes, KLC, you can use the compost you get from the Suncast TCB6800 Tumbling Composter on your vegetable garden. You are essentially making high quality fertilizer out of your own table scraps and avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers.
On page 4 of the Owner’s Manual which you can view at the Home Depot web site for this model in their Info & Guides box next to Product Overview, you will find an
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Yes, KLC, you can use the compost you get from the Suncast TCB6800 Tumbling Composter on your vegetable garden. You are essentially making high quality fertilizer out of your own table scraps and avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers.
On page 4 of the Owner’s Manual which you can view at the Home Depot web site for this model in their Info & Guides box next to Product Overview, you will find an explanation for when and how to use compost. By tilling in your own compost throughout the season as a garden fertilizer to side dress vegetable and flowers, it becomes a slow-releasing food source and disease preventative that is nutrient rich.
Thank you for your question and your interest in Suncast products, KLC.
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how long does it take for products to make compost?

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Can you constantly add to the tumbler though out the decomposing process?
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If you keep adding to the tumbler, it will never "finish". You need to give it at least a month, maybe more, without adding anything for it to produce usable compost.
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Thank you for your question, Snickers. The Suncast tumbling composter model TCB6800 is a speed composter with rods or fins that mix and break up clumps to speed up decomposition. With the correct ratio of brown (carbon) and green (nitrogen) materials, with water added when necessary, and by tumbling every 1-2 days as the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees inside the tumbler, the TCB6800 will Read More
Thank you for your question, Snickers. The Suncast tumbling composter model TCB6800 is a speed composter with rods or fins that mix and break up clumps to speed up decomposition. With the correct ratio of brown (carbon) and green (nitrogen) materials, with water added when necessary, and by tumbling every 1-2 days as the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees inside the tumbler, the TCB6800 will transform those scraps into useful organic material within weeks.
The recommended procedure is to load up the composter until it is full and then let it all break down completely. You will have much better success if you refrain from adding raw materials as it progresses.
However, you can continuously compost, adding more and more new material so the new mixes in with the material that is breaking down. You should stop adding as it approaches fullness and let this last portion completely break down. Then empty the drum and start over with fresh materials.
You can tell when it is finished when the original material is all now a uniform, dark brown, crumbly product with an earthy, pleasant aroma. We appreciate your question and your interest in Suncast products.
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how big is it ? how much does it hold?

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May 14, 2013
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i have a city lot and the grass easyly fit in the product and it compost enough for the next time i needed to use it
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February 19, 2013
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The Suncast Tumbling Composter Model TCB6800 assembled size is 31.5 inches wide by 41 inches deep by 42.5 inches high. It will hold 6.5 cubic feet of composting material. The drum itself is larger, to allow the space needed for the composting process. Thank you for your interest in Suncast products.
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Where can I buy new legs for it?

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Replacement parts for the Suncast Tumbling Composter model TCB6800, Happygardener, are available directly from Suncast. Please email contactdenter@suncast.com for assistance from a Suncast Contact Center agent or call them at 1-800-846-2345. You can also order online at the Suncast web site for this model using this link: https://www.suncast.com/tcb6800-parts.html. Thank you for your question and the Read More
Replacement parts for the Suncast Tumbling Composter model TCB6800, Happygardener, are available directly from Suncast. Please email contactdenter@suncast.com for assistance from a Suncast Contact Center agent or call them at 1-800-846-2345. You can also order online at the Suncast web site for this model using this link: https://www.suncast.com/tcb6800-parts.html. Thank you for your question and the opportunity to help. Read Less
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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 97 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No Warranty! I bought this composter a month and a half ago and the lids leak compost and compost water everywhere. When I phoned Suncast to get new lids they said I could get new lids only if I paid for them because they don't warranty this product. I am very disappointed in both the product and the customer service. July 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great for 4 yrs Lasted 4yrs in scorching south TX sun and thought two moves while full. Its the axil that rusted! Plastic is still in great shape also the stand. I might just put a straight pipe through the drum and have two because I'm buying another and I recommend this to everyone who asks. Used for ALL my kitchen scraps. Composts quickly. My organic container garden grows great! Never used the lock. A review I read said it breaks easy so I never installed it. After the drum was full I would tumble it and turn it to horizontal because I was afraid one of the tops would pop off while sitting in the sun, never did. Oh, also it never smelled and it was right outside my kitchen window. I guess if there was a down side, the footprint is large but that said it never tipped. August 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by No Warranty I bought this composter a month and a half ago and the lids leak compost and compost water everywhere. When I phoned Suncast to get new lids they said I could get new lids only if I paid for them because they don't warranty this product. I am very disappointed in both the product and the customer service. July 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Composer review Somewhat easy to assemble. We are concerned about the durability of the release handle when tumbling the contents in the composter. We are also concerned about the stand being strong enough to hold a full composter. Will have a better idea about a rating at end of summer. July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of $$ This should come with atleast a 1yr warranty! Within 4 months of use the bolt broke off the side where barrel connects to posts which made it useless! Since warranty was void I was left no choice but to break bin completely off the posts thinking I could roll on ground myself!! As you can imagine, this did not work! Next time I will do a lot more research on which one is best for my needs as (like most) $100 is a huge amount of money for me and doesn't come very often that I have to spend on anything extra (other than basics for a mom with 2 small children) **~ April 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by piese of junk The screws that hold it together broke, hard to keep stationary enough to rotate. don't buy this product , it is a waste of money. March 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Structural breakdown imminent! This thing seemed great at first, easy to rotate and turn the compost. To be fair it last us about two years but then the plastic started to beak down causing the bottom lid to sag, and shortly after the plastic around the metal axle gave in and the whole side tore open within a week. Go simple with less moving parts if you care about your composter's longevity. October 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Need Spare Parts First the screws that hold the middle bar bent and broke off. Fixed that. Then the bar that the composter spins around rusted through. Can't order spare parts from Suncast's website. Living in Arizona I thought the plastic tumbler would be the first to go. Garbage, get something else. August 4, 2015
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