February 10, 2009

Wednesday 28th January

Peter demonstrates how to turn an empty oil drum into an outdoor heater and stove

Tools to hand: Angle grinder and drill with large heavy duty drill bit.

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step one: take an empty Oil drum, angle grind off the top lid – as close to the lip as possible

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step two: grind the edges – to remove any sharp loose bits of metal.

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step three: Turn the drum on its side and starting from the bottom …drill holes through..

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approximately one inch apart all the way around the drum.. continue this for about three or four rows ( this allows a good air flow )

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Step four: Drilling is quite a monotonous and tough job – so to make it a bit less time consuming we decided to continue the process by making rough slits in the sides with the angle grinder…

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so it looks like this!

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very pretty!

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step four: turn the drum upside down and drill more holes around the edge of the base rim.

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approximately one inch apart..(practice makes perfect)

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step five: drill a hole in the middle of the base.

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Cath gives it a name: “Drilling for Oil ”

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Great Peter! Thanks! we’ll put it to the test on a cold wintery day!

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