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55 gal SS drums
« on: April 01, 2012, 06:30:52 AM »
Dreaming about stepping up production and found this: http://shop.usedstainlesssteelbarrels.com/main.sc
Would also make a PDS(purty drum smoker). Shiny!
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 04:41:19 PM »
Dreaming about stepping up production and found this: http://shop.usedstainlesssteelbarrels.com/main.sc
Would also make a PDS(purty drum smoker). Shiny!

Awesome! And the price ok for the 304 steel. Make an awesome boil-kettle.
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 11:55:52 PM »
The $100+ shipping puts a damper on my enthusiasm, but it might still be a good deal.  Nevermind the PDS though, the UDS works great :)
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 12:10:04 AM »
I picked up a surplus power transformer shell at the scap/recycle center last week.  It is painted stainless steel, 47 gallons and never used.  The scrapyard attendant thought it was carbon steel and sold it to me for $20.  It is going to make an awesome boiler!   ;)
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 03:21:25 AM »
I picked up a surplus power transformer shell at the scap/recycle center last week.  It is painted stainless steel, 47 gallons and never used.  The scrapyard attendant thought it was carbon steel and sold it to me for $20.  It is going to make an awesome boiler!   ;)

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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 06:18:52 AM »
The $100+ shipping puts a damper on my enthusiasm, but it might still be a good deal.  Nevermind the PDS though, the UDS works great :)
It is still good price.
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 07:01:06 AM »
I picked up a surplus power transformer shell at the scap/recycle center last week.  It is painted stainless steel, 47 gallons and never used.  The scrapyard attendant thought it was carbon steel and sold it to me for $20.  It is going to make an awesome boiler!   ;)

Wow, that's a great deal!
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 06:45:41 PM »
I picked up a surplus power transformer shell at the scap/recycle center last week.  It is painted stainless steel, 47 gallons and never used.  The scrapyard attendant thought it was carbon steel and sold it to me for $20.  It is going to make an awesome boiler!   ;)

Transformer steel is often called Silicon Steel - up to about 4% Silicon and 93-96 Iron with minor (< 1%) additions of Nickel, Chromium, Aluminum, Titanium.  If it was painted it is very likely not Austenitic (300 Series) Stainless.
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Re: 55 gal SS drums
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 06:50:20 PM »
They are some very nice looking drums. I would love to have one for use as a UDS.  :)

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