Most Chimeneas go for $100 and up, and they only seem to last a year so I came up with one that will out last them and allot cheaper. I made this for $34. The can was $15.50 at home depot and the BBQ grate was $8. the stove pipe and cap. bolts and screws made up the rest.
The only tools i used were a sharpie, 3/4 inch drill bit, cordless drill, pair of metal cutters, tape measure and a metal rasp OH and a pair of leather work gloves
Step 1: Parts Needed
1 metal can
1 - 24' piece of 4" stove pipe
3 - 1 inch sheet metal screws
1- connector end piece
1- 4' cap
1 BBQ grate
3 bolts ( 3/4 inch - 3 inch long ) , 6 washers, 6 nuts
Step 2: Lay Out Pipe Connector
lay out connector and mark with an sharpie
Step 3: Drill Out
Drill a bunch of 3/4 " holes
Step 4: Cut Out
Use metal snipers
Step 5: Install Pipe
Fasten end piece and install stove pipe
Step 6: Fasten Togeather
use the 1 inch sheet metal screws
Step 7: Install Cap
Push the cap on, You don't need to screw it on. (makes it easier to clean)
Step 8: Mark Holes for the Bolts
Measure up about 8" from the bottom, Mark 3 spots evenly spaced out around the can
Step 9: Drill Bolt Holes
Use a 3/4 inch drill bit
Step 10: Install Bolts/Washers and Nuts
Now take your bolts and install ( bolt, nut. washer stick it through the hole then washer and then the last nut. tighten it up good and tight)
Step 11: Install BBQ Grate and Test Fit
Should like this
Step 12: Lay Out Opening Hole
now lay out a couple of lines at 10" to 16" this will give you an 6" opening
Step 13: Measure Out the Length
make it about 14" wide
Step 14: Drill Some Starter Holes
drill a few holes in each corner and a few in the center
Step 15: Cut Out the Opening
USING GLOVES cut out the opening.
THEN take a good metal rasp or grinder and knock the edges off.
If you don't your going to slice the Sh*t out of your hands and I will laugh at you for being a dumb a*s and not listening.
Step 16: Drill Some Air Holes on the Side
About 4" up from the bottom, drill about 8 - 3/4" hole
Step 17: Drill a Few Air Holes on the Bottom
Space them out This will help with airflow and if any water gets in it will drain.
Step 18: Put It All Together
Then make fire.
took me less the an hour to make.