Out door fire place at home, Who's got one ?

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 19:40
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There"s Nothing like a camp fire , But a good time can be had at home with a out door fire,as long as its sort of legal ..lol...I came across a fire place in a shed one time and was able to take it home , the company that made them was at Hornsby NSW at the time and they were called the" burning log", They were like a funnel upside down and worked brilliantly.set it up on the back deck and have had some good times,...not the same as being out on the road!, but a good substitute till you get there!


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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 20:36

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 20:36
Had one of those in our family room in our first house. Very '70's and many good times ...
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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 09:57

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 09:57
G/Day Frank

A mate had one in his lounge room and used to slide a full size sleeper into it, fell asleep one night only to be woken by another fire going on beside him, half the sleeper fell out when it had burnt through, magic heat but needed to stay awake..lol.


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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 21:05

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 21:05
Hi Axle
We have one in the backyard lots of happy hours and lots more to come
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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 09:50

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 09:50
you can still get some use out of the defunk washing machine..lol.

Looks Good!

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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 16:52

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 16:52
I have one like that - my proof to the world that men do know how to use a washing machine!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 23:55

Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 at 23:55
We used to have a rusty old 44 gallon fuel drum, with lots of holes made with a crowbar. That put out a lot of heat to keep a group of people warm on a cold evening.

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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:00

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:00
Hi MH, the old 44s were great, had one where we used to work,great first off in the morning when the ice and frost was thick on the ground.

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Reply By: Gronk - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:12

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:12
In suburbia, you may get a neighbor who complains about a fire.....technically you can only have a fire if you are cooking on it.....and have been at a couple of places that have had the fire brigade turn up ( neighbor complained ), who were very good about it....asked if we were cooking ( wink wink ) and then left..

Me, I won't go camping unless I have a fire, but at home, it's just as easy to walk inside and press a button for the aircon !!
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:17

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:17
Doesn't work for me Gronk - we have aircon and gas log fire and surprisingly the aircon's are so efficent these days that they cost same or less to run here in vic however its so much nicer to walk up to the gas log heat source and with only a little effort believe its the real thing.

P.S. We still have stainless steel washing machine tub for outside fires though.
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Reply By: Member - Russler - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:12

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:12
I've been considering trying to make one like this

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:31

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:31
Have to buy a plasma cutter for sort of art work, Russler.

Probably need one for your shed anyway? :-)

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:39

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 10:39
Haven't got an outdoor fire, Axle, for some of the reasons Gronk mentions.

When I worked in the Kimberley, some 40-plus years ago, on cold winter mornings, Les, the old mechanic, had an old Toyota brake drum full of sand. He'd pour a pint or two of petrol(we didn't have litres back then, lol) into the sand, light it up and squat in front of it until his old bones were warm enough for the day ahead.

We'd often join him, but too many "squatters" around the brake drum, reduced its efficiency somewhat.

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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 12:30

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 12:30
A Toyota one would of course give off more heat than a Jeep one

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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 13:41

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 13:41
G/Day Bob,..Yeah can cause strife in some situations, Your old mate should have used a landrover drum good as any oil heater ..lol.


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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 14:54

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 14:54
Jeep ones light themselves
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 15:19

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 15:19
Ha ha, probably burn for a week, with all that impregnated oil, Axle.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 15:26

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 15:26
Funny you say that, Tom. :-)

Only station I've ever worked on that had both Jeeps and Landcruisers. Even had an old WWII lhd model that we used to pull bulls up to a panel for branding and err......other more painful procedures.

Plenty of old 'Cruiser brake parts about. They had woeful brakes back then, which weren't helped by the rough conditions.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 14:30

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 14:30
50lt stainless steel beer keg ,cut top off ,then cut in half Lengthways and then welded together at where the top used to be ,, 4 legs to stabilise , holds just under metre lengths of timber , easy to get the coals out with the shovel to put the hot coals in the steel truck wheel rim for the camp oven ……..
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Reply By: madfisher - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 17:57

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 17:57
We have a Pizza oven, which is the next best trhing to having and open fire.
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 21:00

Sunday, Aug 09, 2015 at 21:00
spent the last 2 Saturday nights at mates places drinking around backyard fires. Last week was a 900mm round x 300mm high concrete riser pipe as the fire surround, and last night it was 8 besser blocks in the shape of a square to keep the fire contained.
Last week we had a couple of camp ovens going cooking roasts for dinner also, so abit like being away camping for the weekend, just in my mates backyard instead...lol.
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