From stray copper pipes to entire appliances, we’ve all come across pieces of old houses that people are trying to unload for next to nothing. You may not have thought twice about it, but this DIY project might just make you take a second look. After all, you know what they say about another man’s trash!

What this man saw when he happened upon an old, rusty 200L water heater was a treasure he’d dreamed his whole life about. And you won’t believe how flawlessly he pulled it off!

To begin, he chiseled the insulation off of the water heater with a crowbar.

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When the outer layer was removed, he began sanding the heater down.

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That left him with an almost completely different piece!

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A central door was cut out.

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For the frame and feet, he used sections from an old bed frame. They were free!

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He placed and welded support grids into the inside of the heater. They would come in handy later.

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He used an old pipe to construct a chimney.

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And here’s where the chimney was going to connect to the heater.

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Some of the final touches might just reveal what sort of masterpiece he’d finally constructed!

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That’s right: it’s a top-notch barbecue and grill!

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Just in time for the summer cookouts.

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And all for the low, low cost of next-to-nothing!

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I for one think that almost all food tastes better when it’s smoked, so sign me up for this idea! I’m ready to be the neighborhood pitmaster.

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