Now aside from the obivous safety concerns, it's an interesting was to dispose of a 55 gallon oil drum. Looking at some of the conditions found in the garage, there's no way that this was a clean drum. Bet that first fire smoked for a day
Originally Posted By: lkage This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Cut out a few openings, bolt on a couple flange devices and presto, instant stove.
Back in my heating with wood days (daze?) we used one of these in the work shop. Worked great.
Except it was a double barrel stove. Smoke chamber barrel on top to get more heat out of it. 8" of sand in the bottom one to slow the burn out of the thin metal. We got it a little too red sometimes. Distance to combustible was about 10 feet.
-- "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."
Originally Posted By: psabados This post was automatically imported from our archived forum.
Garage is a stand alone structure, apparently purchased used, and re-assembled at this location. With the location of this unit very close to combustible cans on a shelf and floor along with numerous electrical problems, it’s amazing that it didn’t burn down.