Hi All, thanks to Graham for the washing machine. I spent an hour this afternoon trying to dismantle it without success. I managed to get the outer frame and plumbings off but am still left with the drum cased in a plastic outer shell and the concrete blocks. Unfortunately I don't have the necessary tools to get the rest off. I've taken it to the allotment and will ask the lads there at the weekend if anyone has the tools (I think I need a torx screwdriver set and angled spanner set).
I'll let everyone interested know if I managed to get the thing working. It might sound a bit mad but like the idea of using rubbish to make a fire pit instead of spending money when it's only for the plot.
Here is a link for the plans http://www.squidoo.com/firepitfrmjunk.