I recommend you follow the instructions supplied with your Aerobin as these will be the most up to date and should account for any changes in specifications.
Here is the Aerobin 200 Instructions and Information sheet that you may find useful.
We assembled this Aerobin 200 in September 2012; please see our picture guide. Despite a lot of photographs assembly is actually very simple and quick.
Fit the base plate into the base - it's keyed and will only fit easily one way.
Base and base plate.
Base and base plate - fitted.
The Lower Level
There are four 3 sided panels in total; these are the larger green panels. Two of these are fitted with orange tags in the corners and should be used on the lower level of your Aerobin 200.
Check the sides are correctly engaged to the base by lifting using just the side. If they separate then try fitting again. Install both of the orange tagged panels onto the base.
First lower side fitted - note the orange tag.
Close up of the lower side fitting.
Both lower sides fitted.
The Aeration Lung
Insert the pipe onto the base - it needs a good firm push or tap as it's a resistance fit. On top of this fit a cone, then the second pipe and finally the remaining cone. These pipes and cones form the Aeration Lung.
First pipe fitted.
First cone fitted.
Second pipe fitted.
Second cone fitted. The Aeration Lung is complete.
The Upper Level
Fit the remaining two 3 sided panels across the lower panels - the top ones do not have the orange tags. With a little manipulation they should lock to the lower level quite easily. If they seem a little flimsy at the moment, don't worry, the next step makes everything much more solid.
Fit the two fixed panels to the top level. These panels have locking hooks in the top corners. Everything should be neat and square.
The top large panel sides fitted across the lower panels.
Close up of the fitting between upper and lower panels.
The top fixed panel.
The top level is complete.
The Access Doors and Lid
Fit the lower doors - a bit of a push towards the bin will help them to lock into place. They should be secure. If you can remove them without lifting then they haven't locked into place.
Fit the lid, it can also hang on any side.
Fitted access doors, view from inside.
The access doors remove entirely for emptying.
Fitted with the lid.
Lid hanging on the side.
The Leachate Reservoir Tap
The tap is quite difficult to reach; by its very nature it has to be low down, but a standard piece of 13mm (1/2") hose is a nice fit. To make draining easier raise slightly by installing your Aerobin on a paving slab or similar.
The tap is recessed. Twist the whole tap to operate.
13mm garden hose (1/2 inch) is a nice fit.