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Old 06-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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I am going to build a couple UDS rigs. I have barrels with the liners, and I am thinking about leaving the darn things in. "Cook" the drums 2-3 times at 400 degrees. No weed burner, no grinding, etc. Anybody do this around here? Maybe that is a stupid route.

I would hate to grind it out. My beard makes it difficult to wear proper breathing masks. Seems most VOCs or whatever would be driven off in a few empty burns.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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Cant you just drill your holes and burn 'em out with a big hobo fire?

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you're gonna need more than 2 or 3 400 degree burns to get those liners out. I sure as hell wouldn't cook anything with that liner still in there...but hey, your health!

Try building a big fire in it with dry pallet wood, or i've heard of guys trapping a wire wheel on a long piece of all thread, then chucking it up in a drill and using it to grind out the liner...much better than sticking your head in there with an angle grinder...

I chose to buy a new unlined barrel...the extra $40 was worth not dealing with liners.

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I would make sure you got all of the liner out. Is it a red liner by chance? I have heard those are damn near impossible to get out. If not though just get a nice hot fire or use the weed burner and it should come off without too much effort.

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Mother of all UDS threads... in the tune of 544 pages worth. Hope this helps.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=23436

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I would pay the extra $40 for a new unlined barrel, but cannot find them. Maybe I should look more. Any clues to finding? I live in a big enough friggen city...

Yes, the red liner. I didn't think 400 deg would burn it off, but hopefully drive off nasties that would come out at smoking temps. maybe that is ill thought out.

I can try the Hobo fire, weed burner, and extendo wire brush. Just seems like a lot of effort.

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Yes, a red liner. I would pay the extra $40 for a new unlined barrel, but cannot find them. Maybe I should look more. Any clues to finding? I live in a big enough friggen city...

Yes, the red liner. I didn't think 400 deg would burn it off, but hopefully drive off nasties that would come out at smoking temps. maybe that is ill thought out.

I can try the Hobo fire, weed burner, and extendo wire brush. Just seems like a lot of effort.
How about this place:

http://www.iconserv.com/company/location.html

They sell new and reconditioned steel drums of various sizes and configs, and have a Denver location.

I searched for "industrial container supply" to find the place in OKC where I got mine, did the same for Denver and this came up.
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Well, I should have come here first. My google skills are slipping. I called and reserved 2 UN approved unlined reconditioned drums. $44 each. Now I gotta sell these darn lined ones I bought. Thanks.

Anybody want to buy a 3 lined drums?

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Picked up my drums yesterday. I like them. Thank you strathrumarshall! Also thanks to data--probably wouldn't have made a an UDS without your preaching about them around here.

Need to pick up some expanded steel now. I figure I'll make as many baskets as I can out of a sheet. I have 2 drums. Sell the rest or keep them around to make some more UDSs for friends.

Asked the guy how they refurb. They open tops all come from their plant in MI. The cut the top off a closed top, burn them out, repaint. I think they are a bit sturdier than my first ones.

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How about this place:

http://www.iconserv.com/company/location.html

They sell new and reconditioned steel drums of various sizes and configs, and have a Denver location.

I searched for "industrial container supply" to find the place in OKC where I got mine, did the same for Denver and this came up.
I went to one of their locations today to pick up an open head reconditioned unlined drum to start my UDS build. Well, it's about a 30 minute drive away so I bring it home, open her up and sure enough there is an orangish/redish liner. Although it didn't seem to be as bad as those bright red liners I've seen online so I figured I could burn it out and save the hassle of going back.

So burned it for about 2.5 hours, lots of soot and the outside paint is gone. When I go and knock off the soot on the inside the liner still seems to be there, sort of ashy off white/orange tinge. I'm going to try to ajax/comet scrub this off (read elsewhere that it works) and re-burn. If that doesn't work then I'll go pick up a HF angle grinder and go at it, re-burn, etc. It's a bit too late for me to turn back now.

Just wanted to mention that if anybody intended to get one from this place, make sure to take a wrench and open it up before taking it home. Which I should have done.

Anyways I'm still super excited to get this build done so I can smoke some meat during the summer as I've been drooling over the other pic thread here.
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