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#16 jj69chev OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 03:38 PM

I have made a rig for making charcoal, made a few batches, and love it. I do have to get a new barrel, the one i have now i made out of a couple 6.5 gal pails welded together, but the metal is thin and warping already. Chuck how do you secure your lid? I put some latches on my first attempt but am thinking trying something different. I will attach some pics of my rig tonight when i get home from work.

This has become my new time filler. Works out great for me, because my brother works for a mill work dept and brings loads of wood for coal, and the burning fuel, in exchange for some of the finished product. Still charring the oak hand rail he sent my way!

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 03:59 PM

I have made a rig for making charcoal, made a few batches, and love it. I do have to get a new barrel, the one i have now i made out of a couple 6.5 gal pails together, but the metal is thin and warping already. Chuck how do you secure your lid? I put some latches on my first attempt but am thinking trying something diffrent. I wll attach some pics of my rig tonight when i get home from work.

This has become my new time filler. Works out great for me, because my brother works for a millwork dept and brings loads of wood for coal, and the burning fuel, in exchange for some of the finished product. Still charing the oak hand rail the sent my way!

My lid is held on with a clamp that came with one of the 55 gallon drums.

I burnt through the inner barrel and haven't fixed it. I was splitting wood by hand down to small enough pieces to carbonize and messed up my shoulder. No more splitting mass quantities of wood by hand for me.

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Posted July 13, 2011 - 09:05 PM

as promised... pics
Oak handrail before..IMG_20110713_171228.jpg
This is after the 1st burnIMG_20110713_171532.jpg
These are the latches I usedIMG_20110713_171504.jpg this on has 3, i think the next one will get 4. Just noticed today that the last batch burned through the barrel.
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Posted July 13, 2011 - 09:12 PM

Next on the list is legs on the outer, then new inner, and finally door for the outer




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