Upcycling! My Washing Machine firepit (BBQ?)

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I’m hoping this Googled image (above) gives you an idea of what a washing machine DRUM fire pit looks like, yes they can be used as BBQ’s 🙂 (garden incinerators?)

Below you see my very recent homemade video uploaded to my YouTube Channel…………. don’t get tooo excited I receive very few views on the site AND make no money) but hey making videos is much the same as WordPress……….. fun……… why not have a go?

(My apologies for whispering, Sunday morning and I didn’t want my neighbours to think I was going loopy talking to myself!!)

Upcycling – Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

So you are maybe aware of my ongoing washing machine saga no? Well to cut a short story even shorter, several weeks ago I had planned to share write a post with accompanying video on how to fix a broken washing machine blah blah blah lol, well it didn’t happen, I fixed the new part but the machine err never worked again!

Who knows what went wrong? Not to worry, my Bosch appliance was 19years old so I wasn’t about to pay £90 call out plus parts, and then it may never work again anyway?

So I decided instead to extract the stainless steel drum from within my washing machine and upcycle/transform into a wood burning fire pit, never heard of them? Well you’ll find tens of videos on YouTube, also they cost £25 on eBay so if you have a broken down machine why not make your very own for zero pounds/dollars……….. anyways my firepit project was a success…….. jeez extracting the drum was hardly rocket science and very easy to do!

Why not have a go yourselves, now you may be wondering how hard can this be? Well I’d guess the skill level is a medium, anyways why not read my following post where I’ll explain ‘how to’ and judge for yourselves, err when I’ve written it that is.

So to wrap up todays upcycling money saving post, my very own How to, Do it yourself, Step by step explanation will appear here sooon…….…..

A. Shepherdson 2019 

19 thoughts on “Upcycling! My Washing Machine firepit (BBQ?)

  1. My other half done this and the fire was amazing. He loves doing things like that. I do enjoying upcycling myself but more in the crafty form! Great results! Well done you 🙋😀

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    • Thank you 🙂 , I’m going to try it out and you just know I’m lol gonna write a post!!! 😀 , I’m all for upcycling, something both my Grandfathers used to do because they were part of the ‘make and mend’ wartime generation.

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        • 😀 Haha I wouldn’t wish to scare the viewing public. Uploading videos to YouTube is fun for a change but alas I’ll never be famous, I think it’s only 😉 cute pretty ladies who find fame and fortune on YouTube…………. oh and skateboarding border collies!!!

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          • I don’t know…I think the more stupid video – the more attention it gets. So we r fine where we r, with our 0 viewers lol I actually have YouTube too, but I never watch & never post anything. Sooo smart, Ray ;))

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            • I know for a fact many WordPress bloggers have a YouTube, but I think you are right we’re all fine where we are, from the outside there appears to be tooo much drama and backbiting (YT) and I have a feeling money is the reason….………….. and yes I can take or leave YouTube also, I much prefer reading blogs.

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