Antifreeze/Coolant Drum

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by wuzoo, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Sorry for asking but Ive been searching the forum for a while and cant find a good answer. Most uds builds say to do a burn out for chemically used oil drums but mostly all have contained motor oil. Did a craigs search and found a trailer company giving out drums. Turns out they were having an inspection done soon and couldn't have all these barrels laying around. I managed to score a drum that contained (in fact still contains) antifreeze. Closed top.

    Doing a search anything Ive read containing antifreeze says to walk away from the barrel as it could kill. Then again this is from 2010 and theres a lot of posts advising against using oil drums (which now seem to be the most commonly used drum). Would my antifreeze drum be safe to use after a burn out?

    Also general advise on what to burn in a drum? I can acquire mesquite cheap around here but I don't think the flames will get high enough to burn the top. Maybe if I stack em up straight all the way to the top? Trying to avoid pallets since I'm already a bit worried about the antifreeze.

    Is sandblasting similar to a burnout? Can I just get it sandblasted and not have to do a burnout instead? Not sure if sandblasting will help get rid of the dangerous chemicals. Got there late and wasn't able to get an oil drum :/

    Please advice
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In my opinion, as long as you burn it good and hot or sand blast your good. I had the dreaded red liner in mine. Burned a load of pallets then took a grinder to it. Then used paint thinner to finish. I have cooked slot of meat in it. No problem
  3. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    burn it out with that mesquite., it'll be just fine. No different than washing it good with good soapy hot water. I would have no problem with it. This is Texas man.,right?


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