I picked up 3 drums today. One open head, lined, the lid fits so tight it's difficult to open. No gasket in the lid lip, the gasket is laying coiled in the bottom. It's been sitting outside a year plus and a bit of rust on the edge of the lid but otherwise it's new. Cost free. A closed head lined drum held "light oil" whatever that is. Peering in through the bung with a light could see the red liner. 3 drum is a closed head empty fuel drum but no lining to worry about. Drum # 4 I won't get until Monday. It's new, so new they don't have the price in their sales system and won't be till Monday morning. It's pricey but if I consider my time maybe and unlined drum is worth the money.
I've got 3 1" ball valves, second hand salvage, they were quick shut offs on 1250 litre oil tanks. Should I go with reducers to get them on or use 1" air intakes? The larger air intakes might give more heat, which could be a good thing up here.
I've got access to most of what I need to build, either in the basement or with friends about town. Friend is coming over Saturday with his hydraulic knock out cutter to do the barrels I've got. I'll burn them a few times and see how it goes.
I have access to several hundred old plain pallets, rip em with a chain saw and lite em up for night glow. So if you are seeing Northern Lights dancing don't worry it's just me burning barrels this weekend.