After digging out our mulch basin and building up the sides we decided to test out the capacity of the basin. We first timed how long it took to fill up a 5 gallon (1.5 minutes).
Then we sat around and read about grey water systems in a cold climate while the basin filled.
Then we sat around some more.
After about 45 minutes we were still at this point. We didn’t think the basin was going to fill up any more so we calculated we did over 100 gallons. We figured 50 gallons in 15 minutes so 100 gallons was conservative.
It took about 20 to 30 minutes for the water to disappear completely so hopefully that’s a good sign that the water can seep out.
We are now going to fill the basin with wood chips and mulch to insulate over winter. Also thinking about putting bales on the north to act as a shelter against the strong north wind.
Anyone know where to find wood chips?
Any other ideas on how to insulate this basin?