DIY Patio Heater from Washing Machine Parts

DIY Patio Heater from Washing Machine Parts

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Taryn Williford
Jul 28, 2010

One clever little handy man has made possibly the most efficient tool ever—and it's all crafted from recycled junkyard finds! The stainless steel drum from a discarded front-loading washing machine earns new life as a combination incinerator and outdoor heater. And to our surprise, it looks good enough to leave out at our next outdoor shindig!

Armed with the drum from the washing machine above—plus some galvanized tube salvaged from an old farm gate and the rim from a junked bike wheel—Dr Qui at Instructables created a stainless steel garden incinerator that looks good enough to heat a chilly patio party.

Even though it's sweltering where we are right now, this project requires a good bit of dumpster (or junkyard) diving. It might be a while until you find a washing machine like the one in the pic above (But Dr Qui says that a tumble dryer would probably have a sufficient drum, too).

If you're ready to get started, head over to Instructables for detailed info!

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