Is this Barrel safe?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by wmarkw, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Finally found 2 barrels.  The guy told me they are food grade safe drums with the lid attached.  They had a food grade sanitizer in them.  He said it was basically rubbing alcohold and would get burned up on your first time under fire.  Now, the lids are attached so I would have to cut them out.  I have acess to cutting torches and other tools at my work so would this be easy to do then?

  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, be careful lighting a torch to cut that thing!  If you have any residual vapors -- BOOM!  Better safe than sorry.  Some folks cut barrels and tanks while filled with water to prevent that very thing.  There are what amount to giant mechanical can openers that will remove those lids -- I've used them myself.  Might want to consider that over sparks & flames...

    Otherwise, if you trust your source, the barrels would be safe after a good burn out -- assuming no liners...
  3. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Ok thanks for the heads up. 

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