of a Separate Evaporating Chamber
large surface area maximizes evaporation.
large volume of air moves directly over the evaporating surface
to speed moisture removal.
base heater directly warms the evaporate for optimum results (Electric
preset for peak performance (Electric units)
must be kept moist but not saturated. Excess liquid from the drum strains
through a stainless mesh screen into the evaporation chamber. The ideal
environment for evaporating any excess liquid is a large surface area
combined with heat and moving air. Sun-Mar meets these criteria in the
liquid not absorbed by the compost in the drum drains through the
screen directly into the evaporating chamber.
central units the liquid falls first onto an evaporating tray and
then to the main evaporating surface. The tray not only helps oxygenate
this liquid, it also traps any peat mix debris, and almost doubles
the evaporating surface. Evaporating trays can be removed and cleaned
if necessary, through the door opening on Centrex 1000 and 2000 units,
and through the large access port on Centrex 3000 units.
optimum results evaporation is assisted on 110 Volt electric models
by a thermostatically controlled heating element (Centrex 3000 electric
units have two heaters). Sealed in a compartment underneath the evaporating
chamber, the heater (or heaters) warms the floor of the evaporating
chamber without drying out the compost. On Centrex 3000 electric units,
both heaters can be controlled independently.