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Trash to Treasure: It started with an old drum from the inside of a dryer

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Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9282139

I have been wanting a fire pit on my property for some time. When my husband tore apart our old dryer for salvage he asked me if there was anything that I could reuse. I knew immediately what to do with the drum. First I soda blasted it down to the metal. Then I applied high heat paint - flat black inside and copper gloss on the outside. Next I determined where I wanted to place it. We had a stone wall that needed to be finished on the top tier so I marked out a spot to place the drum. I dug down into the ground about 6 inches so the whole drum wasn't sticking out of the ground. Then it was just gathering stone from our property, which is pretty easy because we live on a mountain with all kinds of rock. That's about it, we burnt a fire last night and it was perfect. Total cost besides man-power was about $16-20 for the spray paint.

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Lorena, TX

September 21, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9282569

who woulda thunk it...good job...enjoy!!!
Union Grove, WI
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2012
4:08 AM

Post #9282782

Very cool!


Phoenix, AZ

September 22, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9283158

Great recycle!
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9283314



(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9286991

Great job! What a nice idea!
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

September 27, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9288340

the inside of a washer will work great too .. they are used a lot for firepits here in East Texas
Ellenboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9289944

@ deni...and here I thought I had a unique idea! I like the idea of the dryer drum because I'm assuming it was made to withstand a bit of heat (although probably not full fledged flames,which is why I applied the high heat paint). Thanks for sharing.

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