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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:34 PM

Old one had holes bigger than I considered safe and was going to be a problem to move soon,

Wanted to make it easier to haul the ashes off when the time came, so here's what we came up with.

 

The hinged lid was born out of necessity (looking for the other one recently in the snow sucks) and the grate idea was one i wanted to try to see if more complete burns were possible.

 

I'm sure a tweak or two will come up, but we're lighting it in a few minutes and will know for sure.

At least with the three point frame, we'll be able to haul it to the garage to tweak easier.

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:48 PM

That looks really good.

We always had a burn can when I was a kid. Dad would bring home a drum take axe and puts holes in it and we'd burn away. When it got full he'd knock it in the hole we were trying to fill.
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Looks good. :thumbs:

 

Ya know in Canada we use a 40yd bin and a couple gallons of gas, works good also. :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Most places you can't burn like in old days anymore.  If I have things, they go into my firepit and become fire lighters.  Old grass, garden junk, big cardboard boxes, party left-overs, that type of thing. Looks good, but too much fuss for a burning barrel.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 08:06 PM

Sure hope you don't pass any gas, with that burning behind you on the 3pt.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 08:51 PM

My dad used to use and old bath rub. Made holes in the bottom with and old axe, worked pretty well. 


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:17 PM

Excellent burn barrel Alan, just remember to unhook or you will take your fire with you.
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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:24 PM

What is that white stuff laying around?  :poke: How far north are you? It ought to make a nice burn barrel. We still can see our grass. :D


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:45 PM

What is that white stuff laying around?  :poke: How far north are you? It ought to make a nice burn barrel. We still can see our grass. :D

Just about 50 minutes south of Lake Erie

We're supposed to get more soon.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:49 PM

Just about 50 minutes south of Lake Erie

We're supposed to get more soon.

You guys are in a snowbelt compared to us down here in the southern part of the state. We had about half an inch so far.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 09:49 PM

Old one had holes bigger than I considered safe and was going to be a problem to move soon,

Wanted to make it easier to haul the ashes off when the time came, so here's what we came up with.

 

The hinged lid was born out of necessity (looking for the other one recently in the snow sucks) and the grate idea was one i wanted to try to see if more complete burns were possible.

 

I'm sure a tweak or two will come up, but we're lighting it in a few minutes and will know for sure.

At least with the three point frame, we'll be able to haul it to the garage to tweak easier.

My wife has been after me for a couple years now to get a burn barrel set up for disposing of a large amount of old personal and business papers she's not comfortable with just hauling to the dump. Probably 2 or 3 full size pick-up loads. I'd love to get them out of the upstairs in my shop too! I better find a barrel and get to making some fire!

 

I woulda kept the Kendall oil drum lid for a wall-hanger in my shop though! Was the best racing oil around back in the '70's!

 

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Posted January 16, 2016 - 11:15 PM

It's getting hard to find a good metal barrel anymore, seems they're all plastic now. I like the idea of the grate for air flow. It always seemed that we'd get too much in the barrel to burn clean and mice would get in through the air holes and nest up in the trash under the fire. Made it interesting when we dumped the barrel in the pit! Personal papers etc. go in the wood fire furnace in the basement, I don't like the idea of putting them in the garbage either.
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 08:36 AM

The big problem with papers is they require slow loading and constant attention. If they bunch to much, they don't burn (air can't get to it.
Think of books you've seen from houses that burnt... Scorched covers, burnt edges, but readable pages.

I just hand loaded two banker boxes of old tax records into the last can. It was a boring afternoon.

. Probably 2 or 3 full size pick-up loads. I'd love to get them out of the upstairs in my shop too! I better find a barrel and get to making some fire!
 
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For anywhere near that much, I would call one of these fine folk
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Posted January 17, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Till the barrel away from the tractor a bit and you'll have some afterburner! :smilewink:

 

I just went through the records burning just before Thanksgiving, your right a boring job.


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Posted January 17, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Tilt too far and he might have something else burning!


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