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Old 07-25-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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i just got my hands on a 55 gallon drum that was used to store olive oil. the only problem is that is has a sealed lid. im planning on building a uds and wanted to use the drums lid instead of a weber dome. anyone have any tips for removing without damaging it?
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
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When I got mine it had a sealed lid on it. I took it to a guy that used a air chisle and cut it off. If you're gonna use the weber lid, I would chisle out the very top and hammer the sides down. I just used what he cut off as a lid...
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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Heres how i cut my...i used a grinder with a cutting wheel
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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In all honesty, I think you will be happier with a dome lid. The flat lids work but since they are flat, you will have stuff dripping onto the meat at some point.

I am in a similar situation. I have a closed head drum that I have already cut out the lid and grinded the leftovers flush with the lip on the inside. My thought here is that I want to leave the lip on so it will be more rigid. I know that I can cut the lip off and a Weber lid will fit perfectly.

I don't have a lid that will fit right on the outside of the head. I have read that Kingsford lids from the grills at Walmart will fit. I have not checked it out for myself yet but that is the direction that I am going.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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i just got my hands on a 55 gallon drum that was used to store olive oil. the only problem is that is has a sealed lid. im planning on building a uds and wanted to use the drums lid instead of a weber dome. anyone have any tips for removing without damaging it?
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:30 AM   #6
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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I used a drum deheader



Then I bought the cheap $30 Weber knockoff from sears for the rest of the parts.

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Old 07-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #9
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i'm a new guy here but i used a sawzall with a metal blade on it and it cut right through it like hot butter.nice clean cut too.and will those lids from sears fit a regular open head drum?thanks bill
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:25 AM   #10
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thanks for all the ideas/tips. i think im going to cut out the top like milehigh. then get a stock pot cover that will fit. thanks again.
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