Step-by-step guide on building a worm tube/worm tower
Cost and supplies to make four worm tubes
-10 feet of pvc or sewer line 6 inches wide ($34.99 Lowe's)
-4 end caps (drain caps $5.22 Home Depot)
-4 ventilation caps (6 in. Plastic Round Foam Polyolefin Grate) 1-$4.24 Home Depot
Total cost for each worm tube is $18.20
Cut your pvc pipe or sewer line 30" or 2 1/2 feet. A hacksaw would work fine.
Make four worm tubes/towers out of one 10 foot sewer line/pvc pipe
Measurements for Worm Tube/Tower dimension
- Make a line 18 inches from the bottom of the tube. This is the amount that will be buried in the ground.
- Make vertical line around the tube approximately 1 1/4" around the tube. These don't have to be perfect and your last line will not come out to the exact specifications so split the difference.
- Along those lines put a dash mark every two inches this is where you will make your drill holes
- sharpie marker, tin snips, hot glue gun and utility knife