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Lightning wrote: ↑
Mon. Apr. 27, 2020 7:30 pm
I burn cardboard and containers (milk jugs, laundry soap jugs ect..) so there is some plastic too. I take a 55 gallon steel barrel and cut the bottom out of it. Then set it on blocks in such a way that combustion air can come up thru the bottom. I just move the barrel aside occasionally to remove ashes. A barrel will last me 3-4 years before it needs replaced. It's simple and works good. Keeps the fire contained if its breezy. Everything burns up pretty complete.. I'm considered an outlaw, but I've seen outdoor wood boilers that are worse.
Once in a while for fun I'll fan it with the leaf blower and get a real fire going
Iv been using barrels for years,same way. l only burn scrap wood though and the barrel burns it up as fast as i can throw it in wet or dry. I would like to try making up an air pipe using black iron pipe and fittings to add fresh heated air halfway up inside the barrel to make an after burner to burn the smoke similar to a wood stove
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Leaf blower makes it go...
6" in line fan for a semi serious burn...