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Customer Reviews for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800

Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800

Item# 276449
This unique tool lets you make compost more than ten times faster than the traditional method. Tumbling your waste makes it become compost after only 3 to 4 weeks in this durable resin container. Composts organic waste, including food, coffee grounds, plants and more. U.S.A. Capacity gal. 48, Dimensions L x W x H in. 41 1/4 x 27 1/2 x 42 1/4, Double Drum Design Yes, Drain qty. 1, Electric No, Emergency Drain Included No, Product Type Tumbling composter, Self Contained Yes, Venting Kit Included No, Wheels Included No. Tumbling creates compost in only 3 to 4 weeks Galvanized steel stand made with 1in. dia. steel tubing Dual latching lids for easy fill and empty
Average Customer Rating:
3.857 out of 5
3.9
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5
(7 Reviews) 7
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Rating Summary (7 reviews)
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5 of 7(71%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Review 1 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

good tool

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September 28, 2014
By 324581aaa
from Cleveland, Mississippi
"I read reviews that "some assembly required" was an understatement. So what? It took me, with my own tools, no power tools, about 45 minutes to assemble. The instructions are excellent in every way. The composter itself seems to be working well, with one catch. My wife, age 63 and not physically strong, can't open, close or turn the composter over and over...yet. I suspect opening will get easier with time. It has to have a tight fit. So, I rate the device high and would have given it a total satisfaction if my wife didn't have to rely on me to open and rotate it. Hey! That's why girls marry men in the first place!!!"
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Review 2 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Nice product but a pain to assemble

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June 5, 2013
By Blake68
from Fargo, ND
"I think this is a great product that works exactly as I hoped that it would. It is an excellent size and the appearance is very nice. The reason I gave it only 3 stars is simply that it is not the easiest thing to assemble. If the instructions told you that a 7/16" socket would work great to put the barrel together that would be helpful. Instead they give you a cheesy little wrench that is completely useless. They tell you to use a 3/8" and a 9/16" wrench and a crescent wrench. Again sockets work much better if you have access to them. There are also a handful of parts of the assembly where it is definitely easier to have an extra set of hands. Overall I give the product a 5 but the assembly & instructions a 1."
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+8points
9out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Works Well But Needed Parts

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January 9, 2012
By GKNY
from Huntington, NY
"I'm happy with it for the job it does. It's solid, seems durable and is well-designed. What's frustrating is that parts were missing requiring me to follow-up with the manufacturer. The manufacturer couldn't have been nicer but the packet they sent still was missing parts. At that point, I didn't want to wait any longer so I went to my local hardware store. Kind of frustrating . . ."
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+9points
10out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Bad Frame, poor design

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November 6, 2011
By ScienceNerd
from Midland, MI
"My fourth grade son had just finished a class on soil science so I purchased this unit in May 2011, and by November that same year it was broken. The frame is constructed from lightweight aluminum tubing and it snapped right off it hinges. Not sure what to do with it except to place it on the ground so the animals can get to it, or throw it out. My advice, build and old fashion mulch bin from chicken wire and wood."
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+7points
11out of 15found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent Product

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August 23, 2010
By CDSmith
from Cataula, GA
"i have been using this product for a couple of months and have created some great compost. Emptying this product is convenient and the tumbler makes composting so much easier."
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+9points
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Review 6 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

composter review

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August 23, 2010
By Chode
from Pennsylvania
"A viable product easy to use and maintain. Insures plenty of fresh compost for your gardens."
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+8points
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Review 7 for Suncast Tumbling Composter - 6 1/2 Cu. Ft. Capacity, Model# TCB6800
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Tumbling Composter

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May 24, 2010
By mac33
from Roseburg Oregon
"This product is one of the best on the market for the price, and is well constructed. It holds ample compost for most smaller applications, and access to the compost is easy. Assembly of the tumbler and the related stand takes about 30 minutes with basic hand tools, if you can follow directions you can assemble this product without any problems. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a medium to small garden area."
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+14points
15out of 16found this review helpful.
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