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Unread 03-20-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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Join Date: 03-15-13
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We built one and the first thing your going to want to do is clean the tank out as good as possible before you start cutting anything, fill it up with water let it sit a few days drain it and do it again.

Ours didnt have that much rust on it but what it did have was a lot of paint we werent sure about at higher temps so there was a lot of sanding involved.It also took care of the rust that was present.

The more you cut on the barrel and after the initial burn inside it the metals going to want to warp some.This might make getting a good seal problematic if your trying to bolt it all together we had to do a lot of heating, clamping, and welding reinforcements on to get everything back to straight.

What are you planning to use for a firebox?
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