Now this is what I call a fire-pit

@JudyEv (300551)
Rockingham, Australia
October 26, 2021 1:07am CST
Some months back, I wrote about a fire pit that was made from the base of a cement mixer – one that would have been on the back of a truck. It was several feet across and, with a roaring fire blazing, the heat was enough to warm quite a large number of people. At Whitegum Farm near York in Western Australia, this fire container is made from the bucket of a big front-end loader. Like the cement mixer fire pit, its size makes it very impressive and it’s easy to imagine people warming themselves around it. I think this is a great piece of recycling.
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@LadyDuck (426526)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 21
This one is impressive, it looks even a bit scary to my eyes.
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@Aquitaine24 (10929)
• San Jose, California
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv yes, it would be like a bonfire.
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@LadyDuck (426526)
• Switzerland
26 Oct 21
@JudyEv This is exactly ma opinion.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
It would be scary with a big fire in it.
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@DocAndersen (55059)
• United States
26 Oct 21
that is a really cool idea -
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
There is always a use for something that has outlived its original purpose.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
@DocAndersen There are many ways to do all sorts of things. It just takes a bit of imagination.
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@DocAndersen (55059)
• United States
26 Oct 21
@JudyEv i dad made a pig roaster out of a water heater (cut in half) on his mini-farm.
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@Nawsheen (28850)
• Mauritius
26 Oct 21
That's amazing. A great innovation indeed
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@Nawsheen (28850)
• Mauritius
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv We have been using old tires to grow vegetables in our garden
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
It's amazing what uses things can be adapted to after their initial life is finished.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
@Nawsheen I've done that before today too. Once, I grew potatoes in them.
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@Aquitaine24 (10929)
• San Jose, California
27 Oct 21
How old was the cement mixer used? It looks pretty old.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
This is the bucket from a front-end loader. Here is the cement mixer photo.
@RasmaSandra (61465)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Oct 21
That is a really big one,
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@RasmaSandra (61465)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Oct 21
@JudyEv could even do it in the wintertime with snow all around and you'd still be very warm
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Oct 21
@RasmaSandra Yes, that's quite true.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It's huge, isn't it? Imagine the heat it would throw out.
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27 Oct 21
I like indoor fireplace. This one looks scary a bit to me but I guess is very functional.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It's in a public area where people gather to chat so it does serve a purpose here.
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27 Oct 21
@JudyEv it is certainly very impressive
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28 Oct 21
@JudyEv Yes, it's certainly useful.
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@owlwings (44024)
• Cambridge, England
26 Oct 21
That is, indeed, some fire pit. By the bend or dent in the front rail, it looks as though it's designed to take a small hog on a spit. I just hope that they've taken precautions against sparks blowing off into the bush!
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@owlwings (44024)
• Cambridge, England
26 Oct 21
@JudyEv There is a corrugated iron fence behind it and a paved area round it but the side is open to an area of dry grass. I wouldn't care to see any sparks go that way and they could. depending on the wind and how well the fire was kept.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
@owlwings That's true. There is a dam on that side so it isn't all grass. It could be dangerous but they've been there 20-odd years so I guess they're pretty aware of the dangers.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
Good point. There isn't a lot of bare ground around it.
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@rebelann (104893)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct 21
That is impressive. I gather that there isn't much wind in that area, here we're not allowed to do things like that because it's so dry here.
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@rebelann (104893)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Oct 21
Kool.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
We have a period where outdoor fires are banned but in the winter it's allowed.
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• Midland, Michigan
26 Oct 21
What an interesting idea.
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• Midland, Michigan
26 Oct 21
@JudyEv Except not that many would be able to sit around the perimeter.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
It would warm a number of people because of its size.
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@just4him (272618)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Oct 21
It's put to good use as a fire pit.
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@just4him (272618)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Oct 21
@JudyEv Yes, it is.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It's a good second use for it.
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@thelme55 (76689)
• Germany
26 Oct 21
Awesome fire pit! That is a good idea to have.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It's a good use for it.
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@thelme55 (76689)
• Germany
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv It is indeed.
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@Hannihar (125768)
• Israel
26 Oct 21
@JudyEv Thank you for sharing these interesting pictures with us.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoy them.
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@Hannihar (125768)
• Israel
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv I really do enjoy them. It is very interesting what you have come across in your travels.
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@CarolDM (201803)
• United States
26 Oct 21
Wow, we used to have them in the ground, about this size.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It would throw out a lot of heat.
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@CarolDM (201803)
• United States
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv Yes, we always had a lot of meat.
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@arast0ry (193)
26 Oct 21
I just found out there is such a tool, do you light it by inserting some dry leaves or twigs and then burn it on top? sorry I've never seen this tool so I don't know how it works
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
Yes, you fill it up with wood, leaves, twigs, etc then light it. As the wood burns down you would add more.
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@arast0ry (193)
27 Oct 21
@JudyEv ohh I understand, there is also such a thing here, but it is widely used as a trash can, and burning natural garbage like you mentioned, but because our area has a tropical climate, burning garbage like that is still prohibited because it still causes polluting smoke
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@snowy22315 (149229)
• United States
26 Oct 21
It's certinaly big enough.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It is indeed. It would consume a lot of wood too.
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• Germany
27 Oct 21
Wow, great idea!
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
It would be very inviting and effective on a cold winter's night.
@rakski (102736)
• Philippines
26 Oct 21
that is a great way to recycle
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@rakski (102736)
• Philippines
28 Oct 21
@JudyEv that is true!
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
It's a good use for an old bucket.
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@JESSY3236 (17356)
• United States
26 Oct 21
cool.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
No, not cool, HOT!!
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27 Oct 21
impressive bucket!
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Oct 21
Some of the big ones they use on the mine sites would be twice this big but yes, it's impressive. You could get rid of a lot of wood pretty quickly.
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@arunima25 (78731)
• Bangalore, India
26 Oct 21
That's definitely a great piece of recycling. People are so innovative to bring old things to such purpose. It beautifully serves the purpose of recycling.
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@JudyEv (300551)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Oct 21
I agree. There is always a use for cast-off items. You just have to think outside the square.
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@arunima25 (78731)
• Bangalore, India
1 Nov 21
@JudyEv Agree
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