The guy I purchased mine from had a de-header. He opened the top and bottom for no charge.
He also gave me 2- lids and clamps.
Sawsall and an angle grinder seem to be the tools of choice if the
above isn't an option.
No, what you remove is basically scrap unless of course, you
decide to use it as a flat top on a gas burner.
Keep reading and good luck!
Originally Posted by Ninesixteen
Hey guys. I have a question.
So I picked up a drum this afternoon. This whole time I was planning on picking up an open-head drum. When I got there, I realized that the drums there were closed-head. When I read through this thread, I never really planned on a closed head drum so I never sought out advice on removing it. So i guess I have two questions.
1. What is the best way to remove the head? A grinder?
2. Will I still be able to use the head as a lid or will I have to find a lid off of a kettle?
I am going to start reading the thread over again, but would appreciate it if someone that has some knowledge on the topic could provide it here.