By the way,(on a different topic)
the fellas used half sized blocks with concrete up to about the same level to keep the new extractor up at the right height to fit the 20 litre drum under, and which also can be filled with an ant barrier in case we leave the extractor for a while for smoko or something like that. It's real stable. It sounds like you think of the same things.
Lets hope the cane toads find Sydney too cold to venture down to......
I seem to recall it was you lot had the 47 degree day not too long back.
you could use something to block the rain from washing into the oil pit probably. otherwise not bad, hope it works out well for you.
We tend to put covers over the front oil cans because there are always a lot of dead bees in there. Maybe someone can answer this, whether it's bees who go there to die at the end of their days, or if it's more likely they veer too close and accidently drown?