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Farm Garbage Burner
Burning your garbage in a 55-gal. barrel can be messy and unsafe and also leaves a lot of ash. This new farm garbage burner, designed by a farmer, has an enclosed design for safe burning. And it drafts from the bottom for a fast burn.
  The burners are made from old fuel oil tanks and come unpainted. Capacity is 265 gal. The unit has a 20-in. wide, 30-in. high door on front and a grated bottom. Ashes fall through the grate into a compartment at the bottom. The ash compartment has a removeable front panel for easy cleanout. Smoke exits through a chimney on top.
  "The enclosed design keeps cats and dogs from getting in and dragging things out. It also keeps the wind from blowing material out the top. The only thing that can escape is smoke out the chimney," says inventor-manufacturer Roger Gutschmidt. "Another advantage of the enclosed design is that the fire burns a lot hotter, so you don't have to remove ashes as often. Most people will have to remove the ashes only about once a year. The front door has a one-handed latch so it can be opened and closed with one hand."
  Gutschmidt goes to junk yards or salvage yard to buy fuel oil tanks. "Sometimes the tanks will have dents in them but I can usually pound those out. I've also built a few units out of round gas or diesel tanks."
  An optional torch holder can be used to insert a butane torch for lighting the fire. "You can use matches but the inside part of the barrel gets sooty so when you lean inside you can get soot on your sleeve," he notes.
  Sells for $250.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gutschmidt Mfg., 6651 Hwy. 56, Gackle, N. Dak. 58442 (ph 701 698-2310; shopdoc@ drtel.net).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #6