2008 - Volume #32, Issue #6, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Trash Burner Built From Fuel Oil Tank
"I use it to burn seed corn sacks and other miscellaneous garbage. It has vertical flaps that help keep the wind from blowing the ash around our yard," says Holst. "The fuel oil tank had sat outside and was just taking up room, and I couldn't even give it away for free. After thinking about it for two years I finally found a way to use it."
He used a sawzall to cut through the middle of one side of the tank and then across on each end. Then he bent each flap to a vertical position. He also installed a cattle panel cage - which he had previously used as a freestanding garbage burner - inside the tank.
"The tank had been sitting outside for years and was completely empty except for some rain water. We made sure it was cleaned out before cutting into it," says Holst. "The tank's solid sides help keep cats and dogs from climbing in and pulling out stuff that doesn't burn."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kevin Holst, 22256 - 260th St., Eldridge, Iowa 52748 (ph 563 349-4858).
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