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Bad Product of the Day.

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by hosspuller, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

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    I made my fire pit out of expanded metal. It is more open than the washing machine drum. It breather nicely and give off a ton of heat.
     
  2. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    Expanded metal??
    I love the washer idea.. & LOOKS KOOL too.
     
  3. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

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  4. kshansen

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    Please tell me you don't use that drum while it is sitting on that wooden deck! :eek:
     
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  5. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, that's not mine, but it is similar.
     
  6. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

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    That's a petty cool idea !
     
  7. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    I don't know if the coating (ceramic?) on a washer drum would give off bad fumes or not?
     
  8. Nige

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    If the coating on the old drum was enamel then it most probably would give off some pretty nasty fumes, if it was a stainless steel drum then likely not ............
     
  9. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    A new gas can.. I thought I've seen'm all.. Nope..
    Wife comes home w/ a new 5 gal can..
    I TOLD HER> IF IT DOESNT HAVE A 2nd HANDLE, DONT GET IT.. we had a 10 min. conversation about "IT".. AND.. I ran her down while she was getting in the car>> NO HANDLE.. DONT GET IT..
    She comes home w/ 1 that has a "bump-out" on the bottom.. You can "steady the can" but dam sure not pick it up..
    I lost my kool.!! & had to apologize this morning.. {It was either that or suffer}
    SO>> Gas cans..
     
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  10. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    I used worn out 1926 Caterpillar 30 track pads welded together. The old 12-38 tractor wheel in the background got replaced. Took a lot of fires to burn it out but we did. Grating are two different types, both stainless.
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  11. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

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    Washer drums are ceramic coated. Maybe mild stainless underneath it. They do rust after the coating cracks, but not much. Probably more if sitting in water. We take some care of them. I was never around a brand new one, so I wouldn't know about fumes. I know my moms still has most of the coating, and we used to use it all the time.
     
  12. Steve Bowman

    Steve Bowman Well-Known Member

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    I like the dozer pads. I have a couple of big fire rings made from a cracked 992 wheel that I split. Almost too big, and they do tent to sink into the ground over time. Not many like them, however.
     
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  13. DIYDAVE

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