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BuckHunter83 01-08-2011 02:45 PM

Here is my drum! I want to be able to reuse the lid after I cut it off. Should I cut the lid on top or on the the side of the drum below the lip?

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/o...3/UDS-Edit.jpg

righteousdog 01-08-2011 02:59 PM

did a 20" ashpan mod on the twins today. used to have 16" 'za pans but i wanted to go big for when i get the 17" coal rings fab'd...if i ever do since i can easily go 15 hours with this setup. guess i'm obligated to trial it. i so dislike meat and fire...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1099614_n.jpg

dataz722 01-08-2011 03:46 PM

What did you use for the ash pan?

stglide 01-08-2011 04:05 PM

@ BuckHunter.... I cut the inside of mine, and then took the grinder to smooth all the edges. Weber top hammered out and molded back to fit, added a stove gasket around the top, and good to go!

righteousdog 01-08-2011 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by dataz722 (Post 1506272)
What did you use for the ash pan?

it's a 20" pizza pan. the 16 worked fine, was cheap & readily available, but if i'm not q'ing more often than not i find myself mod-ing.

on a long burn the 16 fills up - not a choking issue just more cleanup

yobtaf 01-09-2011 01:20 PM

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Ok read this thing and now I need one. Picked up this drum that had apple juice in it today. $15 the guy has about 100 or more here in Apple Valley Ca. Looks like just paint on the inside of it. Flat lid with ring but no holes in it.
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SwampassJ 01-09-2011 04:34 PM

Burned out my drum today and started wire wheeling it. Holy **** this is thing is taking for ever to wire wheel out. I've spent about 40 minutes and I've only managed to remove the top 1/3rd of the barrels liner and my hands are killing me now from holding on the drill.

Am I missing a valuable tip in this thread about doing this? And after doing the top 1/3 I'm dreading getting down to the bottom. Am I going to have to lie down with my head in the barrel? I don't want to spend 40 minutes bent at the waste trying to reach the bottom.

AJP 01-09-2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SwampassJ (Post 1507300)
Burned out my drum today and started wire wheeling it. Holy **** this is thing is taking for ever to wire wheel out. I've spent about 40 minutes and I've only managed to remove the top 1/3rd of the barrels liner and my hands are killing me now from holding on the drill.

Am I missing a valuable tip in this thread about doing this? And after doing the top 1/3 I'm dreading getting down to the bottom. Am I going to have to lie down with my head in the barrel? I don't want to spend 40 minutes bent at the waste trying to reach the bottom.

The tip is don't get a barrel with a liner :becky:

Callahan-que 01-09-2011 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by SwampassJ (Post 1507300)
Burned out my drum today and started wire wheeling it. Holy **** this is thing is taking for ever to wire wheel out. I've spent about 40 minutes and I've only managed to remove the top 1/3rd of the barrels liner and my hands are killing me now from holding on the drill.

Am I missing a valuable tip in this thread about doing this? And after doing the top 1/3 I'm dreading getting down to the bottom. Am I going to have to lie down with my head in the barrel? I don't want to spend 40 minutes bent at the waste trying to reach the bottom.

I'm thinking about sandblasting. I'm wondering how much it would cost to have a barrel sandblasted?

Callahan-que 01-09-2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by BuckHunter83 (Post 1506193)
Here is my drum! I want to be able to reuse the lid after I cut it off. Should I cut the lid on top or on the the side of the drum below the lip?

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/o...3/UDS-Edit.jpg

If you want to use the lid you're going to need a drum with a removable lid, the kind with the locking ring.

SwampassJ 01-09-2011 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by AJP (Post 1507322)
The tip is don't get a barrel with a liner :becky:

Barrel was free so I couldn't afford to be picky. Especially down here where everyone is selling the plastic barrels on craigslist.

BuckHunter83 01-09-2011 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by J'ville Grill (Post 1507327)
If you want to use the lid you're going to need a drum with a removable lid, the kind with the locking ring.

Thanks, I figured that out today. I got the top cut out, intake holes drilled, and bolts in for my rack. Hope to get it burned out this week. I'm ready for some bbq!

SmokerKing 01-09-2011 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SwampassJ (Post 1507300)
Burned out my drum today and started wire wheeling it. Holy **** this is thing is taking for ever to wire wheel out. I've spent about 40 minutes and I've only managed to remove the top 1/3rd of the barrels liner and my hands are killing me now from holding on the drill.

Am I missing a valuable tip in this thread about doing this? And after doing the top 1/3 I'm dreading getting down to the bottom. Am I going to have to lie down with my head in the barrel? I don't want to spend 40 minutes bent at the waste trying to reach the bottom.

Buy a new, unlined barrel with lid for $50.00. :thumb:

boakley 01-09-2011 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SwampassJ (Post 1507300)
Burned out my drum today and started wire wheeling it. Holy **** this is thing is taking for ever to wire wheel out. I've spent about 40 minutes and I've only managed to remove the top 1/3rd of the barrels liner and my hands are killing me now from holding on the drill.

Am I missing a valuable tip in this thread about doing this? And after doing the top 1/3 I'm dreading getting down to the bottom. Am I going to have to lie down with my head in the barrel? I don't want to spend 40 minutes bent at the waste trying to reach the bottom.

If you are still working on it, I used a weed burner before wire brushing, it made very quick work of the inside liner, heat it from the outside and it will burn the inside liner off. If you put the torch inside, it will just burn out as it consumes the oxygen so rapidly.

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane...ter-91037.html

SwampassJ 01-10-2011 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by boakley (Post 1507442)
If you are still working on it, I used a weed burner before wire brushing, it made very quick work of the inside liner, heat it from the outside and it will burn the inside liner off. If you put the torch inside, it will just burn out as it consumes the oxygen so rapidly.

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane...ter-91037.html

Just getting home to take a crack at it again today. I might go get my Bayou Classic burner out and rig a way to hold just the burner up to the outside of the stand.


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