2014 - Volume #38, Issue #3, Page #41[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Trash-Burning Barrel Business Up For Sale
I wanted to let your readers know that Iím selling this business for $5,000. I currently have orders for more than 100 units, but donít have the time to complete them. Since I started Iíve made more than $100,000 on this part time business, and met many wonderful people.
Gutschmidt Burn Barrels are made from used 265-gal. fuel tanks and mount on 4 legs, with skirting around the bottom to keep ash contained. The bottom has a large hole with a heavy grate on it for ash to fall through once burned. Thereís a large hinged door with a latch as well as a chimney for good draft. No more wind blowing burning trash around, like happens with open barrels. Dogs, cats and other animals canít get inside to dig in the trash as itís thrown away.
Tools required to build the trash barrels include a low amperage wire welder, a hand grinder with cutting and grinding wheels, a reciprocating saw, drill, oxygen/acetylene torch, straight edge, square, and several vise-grip pliers. Included in the sale of the business is all leftover inventory, including a number of barrels and enough angle iron to make legs for 25 barrels. I also have extra chimneys, door latches, door handles, leg pads, etc. (Roger Gutschmidt, Gutschmidt Mfg., LLC, 6651 Hwy 56, Gackle, N. Dak. 58442; ph 701 698-2310; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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