When your clothes washing machine is not worth repairing, there may be another use for the tub. This is a guide about uses for old washer drum tubs.
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Clothes dryer drums make fine recycle barrels, planters, and small burn barrels. I wouldn't be surprised if they could be used for a number of things I haven't thought of. I have found some have a plate of metal on one end with a lot of holes, and some come with no plate at all, also they have plastic "fins" screwed into the inside of the drum. taken off the large screw holes allow for much needed air flow.
Source: Just something I thought of while recycling my first dryer (taking it apart myself so it would be something the trash men would take).
By Cornelia M. from Oregon
Use an old washer tub for bonfires. Fill it up with wood and watch the pretty glow of fire through the holes. Just don't lay unused wood next to it. It will burn through the holes! For campers, you could also lay a grate over it to cook. Love this!
By Tonya from Louisville, TN
An old washing machine tub makes a great container to plant in. Making recycled washing machine drum planters is easy.