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washing machine BBQ

Post: #114600 mrsflibble
Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:38 pm

no, seriously. it's takend the best part of today, we still gave no coals or grill for it but we are ALL proud.

I have no pics of me and my sister getting the drum out of the housing... but here I am trying to get the plastic stuff off the drum.

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now, how do you suppose we get the concrete off without a good socket set and an engineer home (4 hours until James's return from work...)
I know! let's hit it with a spade!

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nope. spade does NOT work. my wrists hurt.

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finally, James returned homw with a decent socket set and some nice strong arms.

BBQ!!! now all we need are fire bricks to raise the coals a little, charcoal briquettes and a circular grill.

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(I also ended up with a rather large glass bowl which will inevitably end up finding its way into the kitchen.)

woot. big up for recycling.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #114614 Milims
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:40 pm

Mrs F your inventiveness knows no bounds! :mrgreen:
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But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: #114616 camillitech
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:58 pm

Most impressed MF,

These washing machine drums have loads of uses, here's one I used as a filter for my hydro turbine.
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and here's one I used as a base for my mates hydro turbine

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and the beauty of your new kitchen bowl is that it's heat resistant glass!

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Post: #114649 Millymollymandy
Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:30 am

Gosh! :cheers:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)


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Post: #114669 Jobi1canobi
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:07 am

Hey - MrsFlibble - we did the washing machine BBQ thing too a couple of months ago.

Trouble is, when we took the concrete element down to the tip (we couldn't think of anything else to do with it) Jybson got it out the back of the car and promptly dropped it from waist height on to his left foot. :shaking2:

After a trip down to A&E to determine that there were no broken bones he ended up with his foot in the air for the best part of a week whilst the swelling went down.

He's okay now though!
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Post: #114675 mrsflibble
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:03 am

ouch!
one of our blocks is blocking up the hole in the door of the shed. another is being used as a door stop for the back door. the third... not sure yet!!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #114677 old tree man
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:14 am

Well done mrs f a work of art. i bet a cool long drink was needed after all that hard work,
well done :cheers: :cheers:
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Post: #114715 urbanwookie
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:24 pm

mrsflibble wrote:ouch!
one of our blocks is blocking up the hole in the door of the shed. another is being used as a door stop for the back door. the third... not sure yet!!!


Could you not use them in place of bricks for your BBQ? Or for building a herb bed?

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Post: #114728 camillitech
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:08 pm

And here's another good use for a washing machine drum, well that's what Dora the hen thought!
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Re: washing machine BBQ

Post: #114873 mrsflibble
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:03 pm

urbanwookie wrote:
Could you not use them in place of bricks for your BBQ? Or for building a herb bed?



fire bricks are different to nor mal bricks and to concrete in that heat makes them stronger, concrete will eventually crumble under heat. And they have plastic cast into them too. I can't build a herb bed in my garden as I'm renting and everything has to be removable. But thanks for the ideas.

the big one has been placed in front of the shed as a patch for the hole, and the two smaller ones have made a rather natty doorstop.

now to work on turning the body of the washer into a bench without the aid of an angle grinder...
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: washing machine BBQ

Post: #114874 mrsflibble
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:04 pm

I can't edit that last post so I'll say it here. in place of "nech" read "bench". thanks.

I have done it for you but I'm surprised that you couldn't edit your post. ??? MMM
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #114896 1810ss
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:16 pm

This is easily my favourite topic on here, I almost want mine to go wrong so I can attack it with a spade. Do you have any more projects lined up?

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Post: #114914 mrsflibble
Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:26 pm

yes I intend to make the body of the machine into a bench. l have a good idea for how to do it! I plan to make it usable as storage too.
other than that I am only planning fabric projects like sophie's winter coat!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #121596 mrsflibble
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:05 pm

update: still can't edit my post MMM, no idea why as I'm not techie enough.
I didn't turn the body into a bench, James wouldn't hear of it so it went to our local rag and bone man. I@m now wondering if he'll take my broken sewing machine... (the one a repaisr bloke said "chuck it in a skip there's nowt I can do with it)....?!
anybody want a broken Delta?
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #121624 KellyB
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:09 pm

Do you have a local amenity centre?? Ours take sewing machines and send them to Africa or somewhere like that (I know all the details me) they mend them and use them!!


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