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    Brake drum pot belly??? Ideas....

    Hi All,
    Wanting to build a heater from 3 Truck brake drums I have as it gets cold outside but I still want to entertain when the weather gets near 0 Degrees C.
    I have seen a few some time ago but Want Max efficiency, any thoughts or plans would be great, Fabrication is not an issue, thanks in advance.

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    Hi Boatbrewer - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Good question, I'm going to move this discussion into our Tools in Progress subforum so that you can get some good ideas.

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    Interesting idea. I await others opinions on this. I'm not sure which drums from what vehicle would work.

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    Brake Drum Potbelly Heater

    G’day just thought I’d share mine. I’ve written a bit of a “how to” at https://www.instructables.com/id/Bra...tbelly-Heater/

    Hope this helps. It also has some information reagarding the heat produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doily_grunge View Post
    G’day just thought I’d share mine. I’ve written a bit of a “how to” at https://www.instructables.com/id/Bra...tbelly-Heater/

    Hope this helps. It also has some information reagarding the heat produced.
    Nice Instructables post...well written and good details. Big drums on this side of the pond are getting harder to find for some reason.

    Great build, Thanks for sharing doily_grunge!

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