Cinsidering a UDS build: Lined Vs Unlined

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by phogi, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. phogi

    phogi Fire Starter

    I am considering building a UDS in the future, but I am curious about something. Which is a better barrel? Food Grade Lined, or a Gas/Oil Unlined? I see alot of folks are getting a food grade barrel that has a liner, which is then burned out. Alternatively, folks getting an unlined barrel seem to have ones that had gas or some other chemical in it.

    My thoughts: the liner is presumably some type of plastic - I would imagine that, in the burning of such a material, you would leave behind a substance which is just as problematic as leftover Gas/Oil residue. On the one hand, I think it does not matter, because the barrel is getting all previous materials removed via burning/scribbing/wirewheeling, then covered over with high temp paint.

    So, does it matter at all?
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    The liner can be challenging to remove. I would go with the unlined drum assuming it held no dangerous chemicals.
  3. flyweed

    flyweed Smoking Fanatic

    I'd highly recommend the unlined barrel if you can get one.  Otherwise, take the lined barrel to a sand blaster and have the sand blast that liner out..that's what I did.

  4. smokingowl

    smokingowl Newbie

    I have battled a food grade lined drum. It is horrible, but if you can find someone to sandblast it then I would say go for the food grade one. I know people that have had the lining easily removed with sandblasting, just gotta find a person to do it.

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