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« on: July 12, 2008 01:45:58 PM »

no, seriously. it's takend the best part of today, we still gave no coals or grill for it but we are ALL proud.

I have no pics of me and my sister getting the drum out of the housing... but here I am trying to get the plastic stuff off the drum.





now, how do you suppose we get the concrete off without a good socket set and an engineer home (4 hours until James's return from work...)
I know! let's hit it with a spade!



nope. spade does NOT work. my wrists hurt.



finally, James returned homw with a decent socket set and some nice strong arms.

BBQ!!! now all we need are fire bricks to raise the coals a little, charcoal briquettes and a circular grill.



(I also ended up with a rather large glass bowl which will inevitably end up finding its way into the kitchen.)

woot. big up for recycling.

dang I ache. and my husband has yet more reason to believe that I am totally and completely mental.
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008 01:59:46 PM »

Holy crow! Where did you get that idea? thats awesome! I would have never though of that....
Props for being a super clever craftster!
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008 05:07:41 PM »

Good job ! ! !

We have one just like it lol we use it as a fire pit though.  My dh is an appliance repair man Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008 05:18:37 PM »

A large glass bowl from the washing machine?  Really.... do you have any pictures of it?  I'm really curious about that!  And awsome job with the recycling.  Everyone in  mine and my husbands family and everyone know, I'm sure, thinks I'm insane because I do the same stuff lol.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008 05:19:17 PM »

Okay, that's just fun! I hope the barbecued meat tastes delicious! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 02:22:58 AM »

heatproof bowl (oh the joys of a broken washer-dryer)



the original article: (sorry no pics of it "in situ")




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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008 06:13:51 AM »

We have one of these we use as a firepit too... its sits on a tire rim.  It was a beast to get out, we dropped it from the bucket of our tractor a few times Smiley  Kudos to you for your perseverence!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 09:17:44 AM »

Well, since buying something to raise the coals a bit (6 shelving brackets, some galvanised chicken wire and a pizza tray), and buying some coals I can vouch that this is a sucess. a REALLY FRICKING SCARY sucess.
I managed to ignite a packet of sausages. not just burn them like one would on a stove, I mean I made them burn. it took over an hour from the coals going white for it to become a heat that I could cook on rather than just incinerating stuff.

it does work though. chucks out a massive amount of heat too.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 11:50:54 AM »

That is so ingenious.  I love the idea.  You must have a ton of patience to have struggled with that to get it out and make it usable.  Kudos on a job well done.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008 08:22:40 AM »

HOLY CRAP GIRL!  I sure do hope that washing machine was broken! It looked better than the one I have now!

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2008 05:01:29 AM »

That is so cool and what a project! Very inventive - I'm super impressed!
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2008 09:20:02 AM »

That's what my washer looks like. I guess I know what to do with it when it goes kaput!
What a great recycling project, and it looks like art for your yard!
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2008 03:48:57 PM »

How clever!  I never would have thought to do that.  What a great way to recycle and reconstruct a no longer useful item in to not one, but two useful items!
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008 12:46:53 PM »

This is an ultimate reuse!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008 08:32:13 PM »

Wow! I would have never thought to do that! That's awesome!
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