Shrek said:Use the drum for a paper fueled barbeque grill . The holes make it like a blast furnace
Shrek said:Freezer: wormbed or dry feed storage bin
Water heater : grey water filter and fish fryer if its a gas model
fridge: see freezer
Stove: if its one with a oven, it can be modified into a solar oven with a window some mirrors and a sawsall.
Lawn mower: A garbage can trolley from the frame, sheath knife from the blade and steam engine as described in Countryside Magazine by removing a couple of cylinder pieces from the engine, adding some copper tube and a wood fired boiler made from a pressure tank with popoff valve.
If the engine is functional, remove the blade and install a 12 volt alternator in the mower deck connected by a belt to the blade shaft and you have a gas powered 12 volt generator / battery charger / jump starter.
If you contact your state attorney general's office, you can find out if you live in an implied warranty state. If you do, all consumer goods (except used cars) must be replaced or repaired by the manufacturer or retailer if they fail before the end of their "normal life span." For a washer and dryer, that's about 10 years. The implied warranty supercedes all manufacturer warranties. I paid about $200 to fix a washer that I ended up selling with my last house, wrote a letter to Maytag, and got a check back for the repair bill a year later, sitting in my new house with a new Frigidaire washer. If you find you're in an implied warranty state, pm me and I'll post a copy of the letter I sent. You could have Maytag repair it, sell it, and buy a compost tumbler or the lumber to build your own.mtfarmchick said:Thanks for all the input. My washer is a Maytag, only 5 years old!