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wheelterrapin 03-11-2010 06:45 PM

Thanks, this will be what I will do. I will put up some pictures once I do this. Appreciate the response and help.

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Originally Posted by sdb25 (Post 1211357)
Hit it with the weed burner until the metal glows red. Your drum will never run at temps near that, and anything that is going to off-gas will be gone.


Rodney 03-11-2010 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by KGB (Post 1211791)

My local drum dealer (the only one I could find) sells those 85 gallon salvage drums. However, since their price for a new 55 (in 18-gauge steel) is $70, I imagine the 85 is pushing $100. Although, who knows... maybe a UN-approved shipping drum commands a higher price. I'll have to get a quote on one, and see if it's worth buying that and having the corrosion inhibitor sand blasted out.

http://www.capitaldrum.com/Metal.Page.html

-Rodney

EDIT: Well, I think I'm probably wrong... Salvage drums are subject to UN req's/testing just like 55'ers are.
http://www.myerscontainer.com/drumpa...alvagedrum.htm

chinesebob 03-12-2010 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Rodney (Post 1212526)
My local drum dealer (the only one I could find) sells those 85 gallon salvage drums. However, since their price for a new 55 (in 18-gauge steel) is $70, I imagine the 85 is pushing $100. Although, who knows... maybe a UN-approved shipping drum commands a higher price. I'll have to get a quote on one, and see if it's worth buying that and having the corrosion inhibitor sand blasted out.

http://www.capitaldrum.com/Metal.Page.html

-Rodney

EDIT: Well, I think I'm probably wrong... Salvage drums are subject to UN req's/testing just like 55'ers are.
http://www.myerscontainer.com/drumpa...alvagedrum.htm

Generally the 85's are around 100.00 and worth every freaking penny. Clean 55's should be about 50.00 though you do live out there in the land of milk, honey, and over priced cost of living so there's no telling why.
;)

Rodney 03-12-2010 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by chinesebob (Post 1212721)
Generally the 85's are around 100.00 and worth every freaking penny. Clean 55's should be about 50.00 though you do live out there in the land of milk, honey, and over priced cost of living so there's no telling why.
;)

So from the sound of things, I may be looking at a $140 85-gallon drum. We'll see what they come back with, but if it's over $100 it's a no-go in my book, at least for UDS v1.0...

-r

TXAGGIE10 03-12-2010 08:50 AM

Worked on it last night. Didn't take long at all. Two hours max. And I was being slow.
I'm gonna switch to a 22.5" food grate. 22" was too small. All I need to do now is get a lid, meat temp gauge and fabricate a charcoal basket.
http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/30...600x600Q85.jpghttp://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/45...600x600Q85.jpg

BadHorsieBBQ 03-12-2010 10:21 AM

Looking good TXAGGIE10

Smoothsmoke 03-12-2010 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 1211771)
Sanitation chemicals. I better not, sounds too risky.

One more question. If I get a food grade drum sand blasted inside and out, is there a need to have it burned out as well?

Can someone help me out here? thanks!

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-12-2010 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 1213033)
Can someone help me out here? thanks!

If the sand blasting actually gets rid of all the liner, then you are good to go without a burn. If there is some liner left, then I would burn.

I bet you will be OK without a burn, though.

Stef 03-12-2010 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 1213033)
Can someone help me out here? thanks!

If you blast it to bare metal, you won't need a burn.

Smoothsmoke 03-12-2010 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1213042)
If the sand blasting actually gets rid of all the liner, then you are good to go without a burn. If there is some liner left, then I would burn.

I bet you will be OK without a burn, though.

Awesome, thanks!!!
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Originally Posted by Stef (Post 1213059)
If you blast it to bare metal, you won't need a burn.

Awesome!! Thank you so much guys! I might just burn to be on the safe side if I notice any part of the liner left.

KGB 03-12-2010 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rodney (Post 1212723)
So from the sound of things, I may be looking at a $140 85-gallon drum. We'll see what they come back with, but if it's over $100 it's a no-go in my book, at least for UDS v1.0...

-r

Got 5 85ers off Craigslist for $30 each (and the guy threw in a 55er because I bought him out!) - Ive been on the hunt for good barrels for over a year though! If you do go with an 85, here is a link to a great grate source ;) -
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=503448

Rodney 03-12-2010 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by KGB (Post 1213097)
Got 5 85ers off Craigslist for $30 each (and the guy threw in a 55er because I bought him out!) - Ive been on the hunt for good barrels for over a year though! If you do go with an 85, here is a link to a great grate source ;) -
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=503448

Yeah, I've seen that grate... it's great... ;-)

So my local dealer wants $169 for an 85 gallon drum. All of their drums are lined with a corrosion inhibitor too. I'll be going down there sometime next week to see what this corrosion inhibitor is like... if I have to sand blast it, I'll be getting a used lined 55-gallon drum from a friend of mine for free because I'd be in the same boat anyway.

Smoothsmoke 03-12-2010 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Rodney (Post 1213522)
Yeah, I've seen that grate... it's great... ;-)

So my local dealer wants $169 for an 85 gallon drum. All of their drums are lined with a corrosion inhibitor too. I'll be going down there sometime next week to see what this corrosion inhibitor is like... if I have to sand blast it, I'll be getting a used lined 55-gallon drum from a friend of mine for free because I'd be in the same boat anyway.

How much does it cost to sand blast a 55 drum?

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-12-2010 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 1213527)
How much does it cost to sand blast a 55 drum?

No standard price. As best as I can remember, we have seen anywhere from $25-40 dollars reported on here.

Smoothsmoke 03-12-2010 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke (Post 1213557)
No standard price. As best as I can remember, we have seen anywhere from $25-40 dollars reported on here.

Not bad at all, I'll shop around and hope for 25 or lower....thanks!


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