20 litre drum cap cooker

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 12:34
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Anyone out there got a design for a 20 litre steel drum camp cooker. Have seen a few used- with minimal fuel, but didnt note how they were constructed.
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Reply By: Jacked off - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:15

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 14:15
Hi Signman

Saw one being used about 10 years back over the top of a low fire but unfortunately can't remember much about how it was constructed etc. The gentleman who was using it has since passed away so I cant get any more details about it for you.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:12

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:12
Hi, I Have one I made from a 9Kg gas bottle. A bit of fiddling to do but works great with minimum fuel. I can send you a couple of pix if you let me know your email address. Will have to in the next couple of days as I am of to NZ for the Warbirds airshow at Easter.

GeeTee
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:48

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:48
Yo GT - put the pics up here for all of mate....

Enjoy NZ...
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Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:40

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:40
Hi All,

First remove the valve and fill with water for a day ! ! Use angle grinder with cut-off wheel to take off the top where it the sides start to curve inwards. This then becomes the base. Get a bottle that will fit the top ring inside the base ring. Cut a door in the side and weld hinges on, can be bolted if you don't have access to a welder. Cut half a dozen 1/2" holes in the bottom and slots in the sides. Also a few 1/2" holes near the top to hold a couple of 1/2' bars to put your pots, camp oven etc. on.

To see the pix go to my profile.

GeeTee
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Reply By: Batboy - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:33

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:33
A mate and I made a couple out of old 20l oil drums. They work very well with heat beads or a small fire built inside.

All we did was weld the grill plate from an old BBQ inside the drum approx 200mm from the bottom and cut a hole for ventilation.

Get 2 lengths of 6mm round steel and push it through the sides 200mm from the bottom, weld a washer on each end to keep them in place.
Cut up an old BBQ plate to the shape of the drum and place on top of round steel, weld plate to steel.
Cut a half moon out of the drum below the plate for ventilation (and access to stoke up fire) and several 20mm holes for more ventilation

Crude but works and only took about 1hr to make 2. We use em for camp ovens and frying pans and have used both heat beads and a small fire. When using heat beads they go on top of the grill or build the fire under the grill.

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Follow Up By: Batboy - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:35

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:35
have seen one where the chap had made a door to access the fire
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