Originally Posted by Tricky
I can confirm that your prediction was absolutely correct. I now have an egg-shaped hoop that may or may not fit into my drum.
Serves me right for deciding to just go for it in the middle of the night and not waiting for the Wisdom of the Brethren. The vise grips and sledge idea looks like it would work perfectly. I'm going to give that a try.
And man do I wish that I could weld. Seems like that would be much better than bolting it into place.
Did you test to see if the lid will fit on the bottom of your drum i.e. flip the drum over and see if the lid will fit. Worked for me, and much easier than what you're trying to rig.
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