Cleaning the lid

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by jd1983, May 11, 2010.

  1. For those that have used the flat lid from the 55 gallon drum for their UDS, what did you do to clean it? I have a drum that held one part of a foam compound that I will burn out. I saw someone mention sticking the lid on while doing the burnout may warp it. Is there a better way to clean the inside of the lid off? Thanks a lot.
  2. smokin leo

    smokin leo Meat Mopper

    just a thought u could set the lid aside and burn it with a wheat burner or

    u could use a hand held map torch

    hope this helps
  3. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wire brush wheel on a angle grinder. Ya get it to hot an it's gonna warp an not fit right.
  4. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    yep you use grinder with abrasive or wire cup.
  5. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A map gas torch will warp it!! Mine did...had to put draw latches on it to hold it down. A wire wheel or a dual action sander will work the best. No quick and easy fix here,sorry.
  6. Thanks everyone. I'm not too worried about quick, just want it done correctly. I plan to burn 3 pallets in the drum itself but didn't know what to do about the lid. I'll have to locate an angle gridner and wire brush somewhere.
  7. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try good deals on reconditioned tools.
  8. rub some oil of a towel..thats whats i use
  9. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Spray it with oven cleaner and let it set a while, then hose it off.

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