1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!

Bad Product of the Day.

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

  1. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2018
    Messages:
    436
    Location:
    Homosassa, FL USA
    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

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,870
    Occupation:
    Master Inj.Pump rebuilder
    Location:
    Sunny South Carolina
    Expanded metal??
    I love the washer idea.. & LOOKS KOOL too.
     
  3. ianjoub

    ianjoub Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2018
    Messages:
    436
    Location:
    Homosassa, FL USA
  4. kshansen

    kshansen Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    7,041
    Occupation:
    Retired Mechanic in Stone Quarry
    Location:
    Central New York, USA
    Please tell me you don't use that drum while it is sitting on that wooden deck! :eek:
     
    DMiller and Ronsii like this.
  5. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Messages:
    202
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    Lol, that's not mine, but it is similar.
     
  6. td25c

    td25c Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    5,251
    Location:
    indiana
    That's a petty cool idea !
     
  7. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    2,324
    Location:
    Canada
    I don't know if the coating (ceramic?) on a washer drum would give off bad fumes or not?
     
  8. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,827
    Location:
    G..G..G..Granville...........!!
    x2
    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 ............
     
    DMiller likes this.
  9. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,870
    Occupation:
    Master Inj.Pump rebuilder
    Location:
    Sunny South Carolina
    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..
     
    Wytruckwrench likes this.
  10. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    3,533
    Occupation:
    Retired Cons't. Supt./Hospitals
    Location:
    Moose Lake, MN
    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.
    20180108_145018 (1).jpg
     
  11. Jeckyl1920

    Jeckyl1920 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Messages:
    202
    Location:
    Riverside, CA
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2018
    Messages:
    193
    Occupation:
    Maintenance
    Location:
    Southern Ohio
    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.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  13. DIYDAVE

    DIYDAVE Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,433
    Location:
    MD
    DMiller, RZucker and kshansen like this.