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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2011, 11:30:35 am »
Dave, Weber kettle lid.

Find a used kettle off of CL.

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2011, 02:33:43 pm »
Yes, I'm gonna try mine on it, but it doesn't fit my other UDS...I'm anticipating... I'm also going to try my current UDS' lid...
How d'ya adjust the fit on them thangs, anyway!!? My UDS lid doesn't quite fit. I'm not sure if the barrel isn't round any longer, or if the lid is a fraction too small. I was trying to bend the channel of the lid outward, and it seemed to fit a bit better...
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2011, 04:19:00 pm »
flip it and see if the weber lid fits the bottom.  mine did, so i cut the bottom open and used the weber lid with the drum upside down. 

 Something must be out of wack on your drum all my lids fit fine, yours should be dentical to mine.
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2011, 06:24:37 pm »
I was trying to bend the channel of the lid outward, and it seemed to fit a bit better...


That is what I did.  Yes, it will crack the baked-on finish.  Wear safety glasses!  I just used a crescent wrench all around the lid.

Sterling is cutting up the kettle, cutting a ring off the top 2 or 3 inches, dropping it in the drum, and sticking it in place with some hi-temp silicone sealer.  He's never had a ring move, either.

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2011, 04:29:50 pm »
Dave,

If you want to go the bottom-rim-of-the-Weber-Kettle route, (which I highly recommend because you don't have to fung up the kettle lid) I've got about 5 extra kettle bottoms just sitting in the shop gathering dust and my wife's wrath.  If you want one, its yours.  You just have to come and get it.

Send me a PM.

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2011, 07:49:52 pm »
I get my drums brand new at southwest container.    The paint holds up well to smoking temperatures and there is no liner to scrape out or anything to have to burn. Complete with a lid and ring for around 55 dollars, its well worth it if you live in the Phoenix or Tucson area.
Where is that place at I want to build a UDS ASAP !
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2011, 08:41:46 pm »
Where is that place at I want to build a UDS ASAP !

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2011, 05:50:16 am »
Great responses, guys. I appreciate it. Now on with the cleaning and burning. But I've got to finger out a lid for the thing...

And Maker's Mark is my current favorite ethanol. I've been told by friend to try Buffalo Trace. I can't find it in smaller sizes yet...

Buffalo Trace can be found at Total Wine.  One of my favorites.

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2011, 09:47:11 am »
Buffalo Trace is tasty indeed, as is Maker's Mark. I love the selection of bourbons at Total Wine. Before the days of only allowing bottles of liquid holding 3 ounces or less on flights, I used to bring home bottles of bourbon unavailable here, like Fighting Cock, JD green label and Rebel Yell. Same thing with Brazilian cachaca. Now you can get both at Total Wine and Bevmo.
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2011, 08:18:53 am »
Hey, Kitch. Here's the drink for you. (when someone else is buying) ;)

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2011, 12:06:31 pm »
Here are some Drums I saw on C/L pretty reasonable.
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/grd/2606366368.html
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2011, 09:19:28 pm »
OK guys, a "barrel" is a unit of measure.  33 gallons.

A typical beer keg, is a 1/2 barrel keg, or 16.5 gallons.

A drum can be a barrel sized drum.  (When we were kids, our father had 2 of them in the garage.  Held 66 gallons of dry wheat, in the 2 of them)

A "drum" is what we have here.  Specifically, 55 gallon drums.

(And yes, before some OLD mechanic says it, a barrel is also one of the throats on a carburetor.  Newer mechanics wouldn't even know what a carb is!) :D

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2011, 12:11:51 pm »
Steve, I stand corrected and better informed, thank you!

A barrel is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of vertical wooden staves and bound by wooden or metal hoops. Barrels often have a convex shape, bulging at the middle. This constant bulge makes it easier to roll a well-built wooden barrel on its side, changing directions with little friction. The barrel became a standard size of measure referring to a set capacity or weight of a given commodity.
 
A beer barrel had originally a capacity of 36 US gallons (140 L)

An ale barrel has capacity of 32 US gallons (120 L).

Basic Wine barrel is 31.5 US gallons (119 L), Bordeaux type 59.4 US gallons (225 L), Cognac type" 79.2 US gallons (300 L).

Oil has not actually been shipped in barrels since the introduction of oil tankers, but the 42-US- gallon size barrel is still used as a unit for measurement, pricing, and in tax and regulatory codes.

Barrel of crude oil or other petroleum product is 42 US gallons (34.9723 imp gal; 158.9873 L).

Barrels for chemicals and food is 55 US gallons (46 imp gal; 208 L).

A Barrel is also an important part of a gun! ???
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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2012, 01:17:54 pm »
Could someone post the container company information (address phone number). I tried to locate them by the name listed, however could only find SunWest Container in Phoenix.

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Re: Re-igniting (HAHA) the age old debate--used drums
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2012, 01:32:37 pm »
My bad Bill....it is Sunwest not Southwest.
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