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Simple fire pit from steel drum #5405918 11/08/14 12:41 AM
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Cut just above first rib from bottom and bend back over to make a smooth rim.
Using a hammer to bend it over and then hammer against hammer on each side works great.
Weld on some legs to get it off the ground. Then horseshoes to carry and dump ashes.
Cut slits on the sides to provide better ventilation.




Re: Simple fire pit from steel drum [Re: pegasaurus] #5405944 11/08/14 01:06 AM
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Nice job. up


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Re: Simple fire pit from steel drum [Re: pegasaurus] #5406523 11/08/14 02:22 PM
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Will that paint last thru the first fire? Looks good for now though!


Originally Posted by reeltexan

You work hard all your life, do your best, raise your family....but in the end, you're just Alpo.

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Need to hit it with some black, high temp, paint. Just did not have any last night when I finished it up.
Stopped by WallyWorld on the way to the lease but they only had silver. bang
Must have had a run on black high temp paint. Not even in the auto section. confused2

Now it looks like something the Little Drummer Boy would use. loser8

At least it is painted and won't rust until I come back out with some black paint.

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Fire it up!!!


Originally Posted by reeltexan

You work hard all your life, do your best, raise your family....but in the end, you're just Alpo.

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Originally Posted By: pegasaurus
Need to hit it with some black, high temp, paint. Just did not have any last night when I finished it up.
Stopped by WallyWorld on the way to the lease but they only had silver. bang
Must have had a run on black high temp paint. Not even in the auto section. confused2

Now it looks like something the Little Drummer Boy would use. loser8

At least it is painted and won't rust until I come back out with some black paint.


I usually find it in the BBQ or fireplace area, once in a while in the paint dept.


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I really like those "custom" draft slits!

Good work.....and it will do the job!


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finish it off and make you an old smokey! up

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Did you put you one hole in the bottom for water to get out?

It's a good looking idea, inexpensive and easy to replace when it gets burned out.

Re: Simple fire pit from steel drum [Re: pegasaurus] #5436825 11/22/14 02:49 PM
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Thought about drilling a hole or two but was concerned about it accelerating rust and burn out of the bottom as it is the hottest part.
Will see how it goes. I plan to just turn it over after emptying the ashes out.

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