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burn barrel ideas!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by mikeinmich, Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. mikeinmich

    mikeinmich Member

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    So what do you use and how long does it last? My best effort so far is cut off ends from galvanized culvert pipe.
     
  2. CharlieAMA

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    I use a 55 gal. barrel. Cut 3 holes on the side at the bottom for a draft. Open top. If that is what your talking about. Charlie
     
  3. mikeinmich

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    The used 55 gallon drums are good for maybe two years. The culvert pipe lasts for about 5 years initally. If you start off using a 5' section you can flip it over when the bottom 6-10 inches rots away and get another 4-5 years out of it..............Is there something better? That's what I'm looking for.
     
  4. mbm5770

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    buy you a piece of 30" stainless schedule 80 pipe.....you'll never have to replace it. Or you can buy a new ceasar for the same price lol.
     
  5. huntinandhotrods

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    The tub out of a washing machine works great
     
  6. 687_SP_II

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    I use an old wheel off of a dump truck with center cut out.
     
  7. LUGNUTZ426

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    chevy volt or an old pinto
     
  8. MR870

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    Surprised no tree hugger,anti gunning,Obummer lover,global warmer hasn't hated you yet for burning trash in the open.You know the ones that buy expensive bottled water by the case so they have something to drink in their electric cars on the way to occupy wallstreet riot.
     
  9. Paul in Mn

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    I use a 55 gal. barrel, ends cut out, with many .22 holes for ventilation. usually good for about 3 years. A friend uses an old fuel tank, the elliptical ones that used to be in most basements. I think they were 265 gal. It holds a huge amount of garbage and he doesn't have trouble with the wind scattering ashes all over his yard. Usually can find them for free if you carry them up the stairs.
     
  10. Catpower

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    I had some expanded steel left over from a job, and built a 4X4X4 angle iron frame, and welded the expanded steel inside of it, with a lid, it's lasted about 8 yrs, and works great, when it gets full I just pick it up with the front end loader remove and bury any residue and put it back

    The expanded steel keeps all the sparks and ashes from escaping
     
  11. wolfram

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    I have an unlimited supply of 55 gal ballels so I don't worry too much about burning them up. But here is a nice incinerator design that I have been using;

    Get 2 - 55 gallon bbls with ring clamp lids. Cut the bottom out of one of them and set it over an expanded metal grate. Perforate this barrel around the bottom third with a couple of magazines of .45 acp. Just above the perforations, cut a 6" dia hole and insert a 1' section of 6" stove pipe with runs to the second barrel (unperforated). Install a 4" stack in the lid of the second bbl using 6" stove pipe. Make a spark arrestor cage on the top of the exhaust pipe with 20 mesh metal screen.

    Put all the stuff you want to burn in the perforated bbl along with what ever starter mix you might need and light it up. put the lid on the burn section and let it rip. The second bbl acts as an afterburner and ash knock out section. You get complete combustion with very little smoke and no flying burning material.

    I burn yard waste like branches and cardboard boxes usually once per week and I get about 5 years out of one of thes set ups.
     
  12. porky

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    The best burning instrument that I have ever seen was a length of rolled up chicken wire(or yard or whatever) fencing. It is easily replaceable and the fire will burn at all levels and burns all that you place in it. Granted it needs replacing every couple of years, but it can be made to any size. Depending on the amount that you place in it, it will burn real hot and fast. The key is not to burn alot of cardboard unless you are a ways away from neighbors because it will have high flames, but theflames are gone in about 5 minutes. The ashes disintergrate also, so dumping the ashes out isn't necessary either.
     
  13. Robb

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    wolfram. I'd love a pic of your setup. I have to do something here.
     
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