WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73759 Topics
997113 Posts
120 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
76 registered (alan128, 20 invisible), 1377 Guests and 208 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 1301
Submarine Disaster 660
Fitting bathroom lights need help 467
Jon venables 363
Murderer walks free 264
Great Mystery Of Our Time 232
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 157
Charity fishing match 157
David Cassidy 154
Brexit bill 112
New General Forums
Elixir of life.
by granny
Yesterday at 10:15 PM
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
21st Nov 2017 2:19pm
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Jon venables
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Submarine Disaster
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 10:44 PM
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:53 PM
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:24 PM
Murderer walks free
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 07:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
Yesterday at 02:50 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Yesterday at 12:17 PM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#456936 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:15pm Washing Machine Drum
Uffda Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 509
Loc: Wallasey Village
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

Top
Google Ads
#456937 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:16pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
rocketqueen Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 31st Oct 2010
Posts: 537
Loc: birkenhead
ask at local scrapyard or even catch the fellas at the tip in a good mood and u should soon have one x
_________________________
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' Dr Seuss.

Top
#456945 - 2nd Jan 2011 5:28pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: rocketqueen]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19271
Loc: Here.
Try freecycle. There always dead washers being offered.
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#457172 - 3rd Jan 2011 1:09pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: RUDEBOX]
zippy
Unregistered


got a broke washing machine here if you want it

Top
#457331 - 3rd Jan 2011 6:44pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ]
Uffda Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 509
Loc: Wallasey Village
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

Top
#457385 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:44pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
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?

Top
#457388 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:50pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ludwigvan]
rocketqueen Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 31st Oct 2010
Posts: 537
Loc: birkenhead
u could always scoop them out lud and then jetwash the dregs....just a thought
_________________________
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' Dr Seuss.

Top
#457389 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:51pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ludwigvan]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19271
Loc: Here.
Im intrigued too, vicky! Good luck with this.
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#457391 - 3rd Jan 2011 9:55pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: RUDEBOX]
ludwigvan Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 6th Jan 2010
Posts: 1129
Loc: Middle Earth
Maybe you could put a bottle of Vanish in with the wood!

Top
#458159 - 5th Jan 2011 6:08pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: ]
Uffda Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 509
Loc: Wallasey Village
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

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


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!

Top
#461725 - 13th Jan 2011 6:00pm Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
Uffda Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 509
Loc: Wallasey Village
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


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Drum Fire Pit.jpg



Top
#461899 - 14th Jan 2011 11:15am Re: Washing Machine Drum [Re: Uffda]
rocketqueen Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 31st Oct 2010
Posts: 537
Loc: birkenhead
uffda thats a really good idea.....think might do this in our garden for the summer months ...x
_________________________
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' Dr Seuss.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
Yesterday at 07:23 AM
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
For Sale & Free
3 X Eating / Writing Tables
by markyport
Yesterday at 08:24 PM
Bodytrain 2 in 1 Exercise bike and Cross trainer
by jonno40
Yesterday at 12:17 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
22nd Nov 2017 2:03pm
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
22nd Nov 2017 12:50pm
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Feb 2010
Posts: 1241
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
locomotive (75)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Jon venables
by Dilly
Yesterday at 07:23 AM
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
22nd Nov 2017 2:29pm
David Cassidy
by cools
22nd Nov 2017 9:17am
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Borat 😂
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 05:08 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
21st Nov 2017 7:43pm
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Jon venables 363
Borat 😂 55
Elixir of life. 16
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 7:55am
Sunset Fri 4:03pm
Local Time Fri 12:14am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me