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Old 10-25-2011, 01:09 PM   #1336
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He loved it. We both did. Wasn't the trip I had in mind, it was better.

Report is here. He is already planning the next one.

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Old 10-25-2011, 03:02 PM   #1337
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:01 PM   #1338
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a fire pit out of a dryer drum
I've heard of people doing this before but I always thought that washer and dryer drums would be galvanized... and if that's the case the smoke from a fire in it would be freakishly toxic. Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic.

Careful, and if you aren't sure please do a little research as that could turn out to be horrible. Sorry to seem like a buzzkill on such a beauty of a project.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:57 AM   #1339
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I've heard of people doing this before but I always thought that washer and dryer drums would be galvanized... and if that's the case the smoke from a fire in it would be freakishly toxic. Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic.

Careful, and if you aren't sure please do a little research as that could turn out to be horrible. Sorry to seem like a buzzkill on such a beauty of a project.
Never seen a galvanised one, they're all stainless steel here in jolly old Great Britain.

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:59 AM   #1340
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I've heard of people doing this before but I always thought that washer and dryer drums would be galvanized... and if that's the case the smoke from a fire in it would be freakishly toxic. Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic.

Careful, and if you aren't sure please do a little research as that could turn out to be horrible. Sorry to seem like a buzzkill on such a beauty of a project.
this one "was" enamel coated... lovely to drill holes through
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:11 AM   #1341
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I've heard of people doing this before but I always thought that washer and dryer drums would be galvanized... and if that's the case the smoke from a fire in it would be freakishly toxic.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:03 AM   #1342
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I've heard of people doing this before but I always thought that washer and dryer drums would be galvanized... and if that's the case the smoke from a fire in it would be freakishly toxic. Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic.

Careful, and if you aren't sure please do a little research as that could turn out to be horrible. Sorry to seem like a buzzkill on such a beauty of a project.


This is surprising to me as all of the fire rings around here are galvanized.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:10 AM   #1343
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This is surprising to me as all of the fire rings around here are galvanized.
Are you sure? He is correct, fumes from burning galvanized metal are a bad thing. Maybe not quite as bad as he indicated, but bad none the less. I have done a lot of torch work with galvanized and good ventilation is a mandatory because of those fumes.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:13 AM   #1344
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Are you sure? He is correct, fumes from burning galvanized metal are a bad thing. Maybe not quite as bad as he indicated, but bad none the less. I have done a lot of torch work with galvanized and good ventilation is a mandatory because of those fumes.
I think welding is much hotter than a reg wood fire, and ventilation outdoors shouldn't be a prob either...
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:16 AM   #1345
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Maybe zinc-coated? Some kind of non-toxic stuff? Not sure, but the fire rings for sale at TSC, Home Depot and Menards here in Michigan have some kind of galvanized-looking rust proofing.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 AM   #1346
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I think welding is much hotter than a reg wood fire, and ventilation outdoors shouldn't be a prob either...
True, plus you don't usually have your face down by the fire ring.
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #1347
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Maybe zinc-coated? Some kind of non-toxic stuff? Not sure, but the fire rings for sale at TSC, Home Depot and Menards here in Michigan have some kind of galvanized-looking rust proofing.
zinc coating = galvanized... def. not good for you to breath in large quantities. Fire ring *might* be okay...
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #1348
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Zinc.

See post 1139, mine is definitely Stainless steel.
If you have an old porcelain coated one the is no galvi (zinc) on those either.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #1349
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zinc coating = galvanized... def. not good for you to breath in large quantities. Fire ring *might* be okay...
the fumes from the treated lumber and plastic offset the fumes from the zinc.....
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:03 PM   #1350
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