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Old 04-29-2014, 10:47 PM   #11
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What about beer kegs can they be used to build a brewery


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Old 04-29-2014, 10:50 PM   #12
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Don't do it..

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Beer kegs are fine. A lot of people use those. Once converted, they are often referred to as "keggles".
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Kegs are fine to use because they were designed from the beginning to be food-grade. Oil barrels are not.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #15
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You wouldn't believe the amount of oil that can impregnate into metals. It just oozes out when you apply heat the metal before catching fire.
What metals are you talking about specifically?
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What metals are you talking about specifically?
Mild steel like what the OP's oil drum is made of and a few steel alloy's used to make engine parts. It happens faster with rough surfaces.

My boss at the time was making a crank turning tool and couldn't get an old timing gear clean enough to weld on so he warmed (not red hot) the gear up with the cutting torch. The oil caught fire cause he did not remove the heat soon enough. Up to that point I never knew anything like that was possible on a machined surface.
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Mild steel like what the OP's oil drum is made of and a few steel alloy's used to make engine parts. It happens faster with rough surfaces.

My boss at the time was making a crank turning tool and couldn't get an old timing gear clean enough to weld on so he warmed (not red hot) the gear up with the cutting torch. The oil caught fire cause he did not remove the heat soon enough. Up to that point I never knew anything like that was possible on a machined surface.
I suppose poor quality cast iron, steel or aluminum could be somewhat porous but the rolled steel used to make an oil can is not. If it was, it would leak.
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I think the OP is trolling...........

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I would sooner use an HDPE drum or a porcelain toilet over a mild steel can.

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