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Brake drum potbelly heater

G’day just thought I’d share the how to I wrote for making a Brake Drum Potbelly Heater.

 

I’d also love to hear any ideas or see pictures of other heaters people have made! 

 

https://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-Drum-Potbelly-Heater/

 

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Re: Brake drum potbelly heater

Many thanks for sharing this project with the Workshop community @doilygrunge.

 

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Re: Brake drum potbelly heater


i@doilygrunge wrote:

G’day just thought I’d share the how to I wrote for making a Brake Drum Potbelly Heater.

 

I’d also love to hear any ideas or see pictures of other heaters people have made! 

 

https://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-Drum-Potbelly-Heater/

 

A128BE69-6C9F-450E-A306-E39DFC8CD165.jpeg

 


 

the start of my pot belly heater, i also want to weld legs on my steel frame instead of bricks.the start of my pot belly heater, i also want to weld legs on my steel frame instead of bricks.

 

 

 

my ash tray catchermy ash tray catcher

 

exhaust pipe for chimneyexhaust pipe for chimney

 

how long my exhaust pipe ishow long my exhaust pipe is

 

handles i want to weld on or drill holes and weld them in place for easy movinghandles i want to weld on or drill holes and weld them in place for easy moving

 

my mini one i also want to make, with handles and legsmy mini one i also want to make, with handles and legs

 

up and running just how it sits in the picturesup and running just how it sits in the pictures

i would like to put a pipe on the bottom drum about 3/4 up it for air intake as i found that the ash and coles cloges up at the bottom and even with all the gaps i have at the bottom for air intake it still sufficates the 🔥. and would like any other ideas or advice thanks heaps 

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Re: Brake drum potbelly heater

@doilygrunge 

What do you think? Would like any good advice and helpful tips. 

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Re: Brake drum potbelly heater

@rscrocker 

Extra pipe for air intake is a good idea maybe with some sort of valve so you can have a bit of control over the heat too if you wanted? Looks good, if your going to have a lid on it I wouldn’t use exhaust pipe as a flue I like the idea but I think it’s too small. A mate of mine made a potbelly and used 3” pipe and he struggled getting heat out of it. I think 4” is a good size without the need for a damper, the one I’ve made had 6-1/2” with a damper to control the flow.

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