OK, this isn’t really a step by step guide as the thing is built but I thought it might make an interesting post. We are lucky in that we own a small piece of woodland next to the house; I initially made a large clearing and, over time, got power there through an armoured cable. The clearing is approx. 100 metres from the house so I can’t have electric fires running up there but I do own a...
Building a charcoal firetub step-by-step
Building a FireTub About two years ago a friend of mine told me that you could use washing machine drums as charcoal burners. Generally they would be placed on bricks, filled with charcoal and because of the holes in the sides they put out a lot of heat. It just so happened that we had recently had a good marquee blow down and I’d kept the tubing because I’m a bit of a womble (it drives my...