Drum burnout..

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by inkjunkie, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Assuming that you have a drum with a liner...

    Going to bail on my other drum. The "off taste" is really got me baffled. Boss mentioned that the taste is sort of oily. Boards I used on the burnout for that one were from an on known source, and noticed that they were oozing some sort of sappy oily goo.
    Back to my question. Don't have much clean wood. Wondering if wire wheeling, or media blasting if my neighbor will be using his machine, will suffice in ridding the drum of all traces of liner nastiness?
     
  2. I pay to have my drums blasted whenever I do a new build. It is the best money I spend!
     
  3. Try to go to your local kmart, walmart, lowes, home depot etc. Drive behind them and there are usually stacks of pallets to be thrown out. I usually just load the back of my truck up and call it a day. Pallets are typically made of untreated clean wood.
     
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I found pallets for free on Craigslist. They were clean, untreated wood and didn't leave any sap or residue behind when burning. I am still going to wire brush and sand mine out to make sure there is absolutely nothing left.
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Yep I use pallets. This time of year garden center's have tons of them laying around. They burn hot and clean. Just make sure you don't get the ones with green paint on the bottom.
     
  6. You will still want to give the inside of the barrel a good sanding after the burn out. Wait until just before you plan to do your seasoning smoke so surface rust doesn't come back. I used some plain ole 150 grit and gave it a very through sanding. Then I vacuumed out the majority of the dust and such from the bottom. Then take a few wet paper towels and give it a good wipe down to get the rest. From there pick your favorite oil/pam spray and hose it down.
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

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  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Have looked a couple of times on CL....no pallets...went to HD, Lowes and Zigggys,today....nothing they could get rid of. One of the grocery stores I go by has security cameras where there pallets are kept...Going to talk to my neighbors on Friday, I know one of them has a few pallets.
     
  9. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    If you know anyone that works on large construction sites you should see if they can get you some. I ended up needing more than I got on craigslist so I drove out to one of my job sites and sure enough we had a pile of pallets in the dumpster.
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I have a friend that owns a garden center in Spokane if you want me to contact him I will.
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    If you wouldn't mind. Will be making the trip to town tomorrow
     
  12. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Ok I will see what I can do. Will let you know this afternoon.
     
  13. cebingham3

    cebingham3 Newbie

    I was about to post this same question if I couldn't find the answer.  I just did my burnout and didn't know if I should wash the inside with water and dawn, sand it, just season over the burnout, etc.  This answers that question though. Thanks!
     

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