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cjones636 01-14-2012 01:32 AM

55gal K-1 kerosene drum smoker build
 
I Have a few of these i had for YEARS. The other day i decided to start getting ready for spring/nascar/superbowl so i cut (i was nervous as crap) the lid out, washed it out with soap and water and got my hinges connected and lid on. I'm getting ready to burn it out tomorrow (maybe) for 12 hours or until burns all the paint off the outside of the drum.

What do you guys do to keep the lid from falling back into the barrel? i don't have a wielder, well i do but it's really big and i would have to carry it up a hill 300 yards and plug it in where the dryer is and thats just too much trouble for a tiny bit of wielding, so what else could i do?

AustinKnight 01-14-2012 02:19 AM

Have you tried putting a 22"Weber lid on it, that's all I really got brotha sorry. It is a 55gal drum right?
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HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-14-2012 02:52 AM

I am having trouble visualizing your build. Any chance you could post a few pictures?

cjones636 01-14-2012 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1914053)
I am having trouble visualizing your build. Any chance you could post a few pictures?

I'm about to go out there in a few mins, i'll take some pictures for you.

cjones636 01-14-2012 12:43 PM

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5808/wp000317a.jpg

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3429/wp000316q.jpg

It's been sitting out in the weather since i cut the lid out for a week, a little surface rust is forming, is this okay because i'm planing on burning it out today or tomorrow.

The bolts holding the lid on the hinges are temporary, i just need a lid over it so i can burn it out because it's been pretty windy for the last couple of days.

I Cant remember why i left an extra 5 inches on the right side of the drum, i think i was going to put something there. I Marked it out 3 months ago and cut the lid out a few days ago and now i can't remember why i left the extra 5 inches.

cjones636 01-14-2012 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AustinKnight (Post 1914050)
Have you tried putting a 22"Weber lid on it, that's all I really got brotha sorry. It is a 55gal drum right?
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Yes it's a 55gallon drum.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 01-14-2012 04:31 PM

Perhaps you coul pop rivet a strip of metal around the lid that overlaps the drum opening.

Sean "Puffy" Coals 01-14-2012 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1914597)
Perhaps you coul pop rivet a strip of metal around the lid that overlaps the drum opening.

I used pop rivets on my last build instead of bolts and nuts. It worked out very well- I didn't waste the what seemed like 10hrs installing and tightening small machine bolts.

I think rivets are a great alternative for those of us that don;t have welders readily available.

jestridge 01-14-2012 08:18 PM

Weld a strip around it
need a mig to do it

cjones636 01-14-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1914597)
Perhaps you coul pop rivet a strip of metal around the lid that overlaps the drum opening.

That's what i was thinking of doing i was looking on ebay for rivet until i thought about what if i take another drum and cut a lid out a size bigger and use it as the lid?

I Know it will be a waste of a drum, but i can put it in a finished storage barn for a later build.

cjones636 01-14-2012 10:42 PM

Burned it out today, sand tomorrow, cut hole for the smoke stack, paint with 1000 degrees grill paint
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/6763/wp000318.jpg

cjones636 01-15-2012 12:01 PM

was a 4 hour burn long enough

cjones636 01-17-2012 12:55 AM

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8485/wp000327.jpg

Goin to get the rest of the things i need sometimes this week. i can already taste ribs.

expatpig 01-17-2012 09:33 AM

So, you're making a grill?


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