Originally Posted by HawkeyeQue
Great Thread fellas. I'm new here but after reading about the first 1/8 of this thread I was already inspired so I just laid claim to my first 55er this morning on Craigslist. It is closed ended and contained vegetable oil. I'm still working my way through the thread so I'm sure it's probably covered somewhere in here but I have a few questions that have popped into my head.
1. has anyone had experience using a vegetable oil barrel? Think the inside is lined or will it be clean steel?
2. I'm planning on getting a dome to put on top but what's the best way to open one end? Sawzall? Jigsaw?
Would appreciate any help, now I just can't wait to start my build. Too bad that baby is due any day now, my build may get delayed a bit.
Your barrel is probably clean,just wash it with water and a degreaser.If it's starts to rust you're good to go!
2.Opened mine with a jigsaw,if your dome fits perfect on the lip of the barrel keep in mind to cut the INSIDE of the lip.