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#456936 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:15pm Washing Machine Drum
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Hi, I'm looking for a washing machine drum. I've found plans for making a firepit with one and hope to build one before my toes freeze solid on the allotment!
Please can anyone help?
Vicky

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#456937 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:16pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
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ask at local scrapyard or even catch the fellas at the tip in a good mood and u should soon have one x
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#456945 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:28pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: rocketqueen]
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Try freecycle. There always dead washers being offered.
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#457172 - 3rd Jan 2011 1:09pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: RUDEBOX]
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got a broke washing machine here if you want it

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#457331 - 3rd Jan 2011 6:44pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ]
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Hi Zippy,
Many thanks for the offer. I can collect anytime on Wednesday if that's any good to you. Just PM me your address and when you want me to collect.
Vicky

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#457385 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:44pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
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Hi uffda,me and wifey like the odd outside fire with a nice bottle of wine or three,I can't see how this washing machine drum thing would work unless you buried it,but then how would you empty the ashes?

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#457388 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:50pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ludwigvan]
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u could always scoop them out lud and then jetwash the dregs....just a thought
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#457389 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:51pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ludwigvan]
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Im intrigued too, vicky! Good luck with this.
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#457391 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:55pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Maybe you could put a bottle of Vanish in with the wood!

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#458159 - 5th Jan 2011 6:08pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ]
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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.
Take care,
Vicky

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#460044 - 10th Jan 2011 10:52am Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
amylou89
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Hi Uffda,

I have a tumble dryer to be collected if you want it/
Not sure if a tumble dryer has the same components lol!

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#461725 - 13th Jan 2011 6:00pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
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Hi All,

My mate and I managed to get the inner casing off the drum (used an axe and dented the drum a little, but it's mostly okay).
I put it the finished drum on a couple of bricks and tried it out. It worked really well and soon we had a great little fire going. All the holes in the side draw the air in and it is just big enough to make a cosy fire.
It was a bit of a hassle wrestling the drum out of the frame but in the end I think it was worth it.
Vicky


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#461899 - 14th Jan 2011 11:15am Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
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uffda thats a really good idea.....think might do this in our garden for the summer months ...x
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