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Unread 11-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Working on burning out my 55 gallon drum, for my UDS. As you can see I have removed a lot of the outer paint. I don't think I'm out of the woods yet with the red liner though. I have burned two pallets in it so far, and this is where I am. I can keep putting pallets, but right now I have a pile of smoldering wood in the bottom, covering the intakes. I'm not sure that puting more pallets in is going to get me any further at this point. Should I let the wood burn through and dump it out to go again? Or just keep adding wood and end up with a half barrel of smoldering wood?


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Unread 11-02-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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I would keep putting more in, those inlets on the bottom don't do much for this style of fire. It gets its air from the top. Think of all the people that burn trash in drums, they have no intakes on the bottom. Plenty of people burn first, then put on intakes. Just be mindful of hot ash coming out of those intakes now, cap them off if you have any.
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Let the fire die and use angle grinder wire brush...wipe down and season.
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I burnt my red liner out with a HOT. 4 hr fire. Then still had to wire wheel it( liner was Blistered/ flaking off but not gone)
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I got a flapper style wheel for my angle grinder at lowes that worked good for me.
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it appears during the burn I warped my lid. While it is frustrating, guess I will have to see if the weber fits
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it appears during the burn I warped my lid. While it is frustrating, guess I will have to see if the weber fits
Ugh i was gonna warn you about that. Flat lids are a dime a dozen tough.
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it appears during the burn I warped my lid. While it is frustrating, guess I will have to see if the weber fits

I did the same thing.
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I did the same thing.
Yea i was gonna warn you also.... my bad
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Ugh i was gonna warn you about that. Flat lids are a dime a dozen tough.
So then do u just take a wire wheel to the lid usually?
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So then do u just take a wire wheel to the lid usually?
I'd say just a weed burner and wire wheel. I have a metal recyler by me i can get 50 lids a week if i wanted...look around for one. Call up the recyclers and ask them if they have 50 gallon drums coming through to get a replacement.
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live & learn buy an unlined drum you'd be burnin meat right now
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I would keep putting more in, those inlets on the bottom don't do much for this style of fire. It gets its air from the top. Think of all the people that burn trash in drums, they have no intakes on the bottom. Plenty of people burn first, then put on intakes. Just be mindful of hot ash coming out of those intakes now, cap them off if you have any.
Really! Please explain the draft process that does not benefit from air and heat rising.
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Mine had glue in the drums. I hope a match will get rid of the glue. No idea what the liner may be, if any.

I saw pics with drums upside down and with a part of another drum clamped to a drum. Any real benefits?
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I burnt my red liner out with a HOT. 4 hr fire. Then still had to wire wheel it( liner was Blistered/ flaking off but not gone)
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