yea.. i welded for Schessows when i was 18... 16 years ago... he does have alot of steel... Have not been to Delaneys yet... great idea i might take a drive over there.
I get the drums for free so i was thinking there lite and with the insulation and extra metal on the outside( thinking of lining the inside to... ) that would hold heat nicely. im basically using the drum for the shape to weld the outside metal to it. and the 1/4" plate inside should keep me on a even temp for the most part... But im not a pro pit builder.. I was looking at the jambo pits which is where i got this idea because from what i understand ther jambos are insulated somewhat.