UDS question

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by thsmormonsmokes, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    So one of my scouts told me the other day he can source a barrel for $15.  At that price, I figure I might as well go ahead and build a UDS.  Why not, right?  

    But then he tells me that the barrels were originally used to store thinner.  I don't know what kind of thinner, but it's probably some petroleum-based chemical, and is not exactly food safe.  So I'm wondering if you can decontaminate a barrel that's been used to store non-food chemicals by a simple burn out and thorough scrubbing of the interior after the burn?  And if that idea won't do it, is there a safe way to decontaminate old chemical storing barrels?  

    I'm sure this question has been answered before, but I didn't find a thread addressing it directly.  So my apologies if I've started a thread on a subject that has been beat to death.
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off, is the barrel lined or bare?
  3. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    No clue.  How would I figure that out?  

    -Keep in mind that I know what a 55 gallon drum is, and that's about it.

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