55 gallon drum w/o removeable lid, ideas on modding?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by nichiowa, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. So I got a 55 gallon drum today w/o a liner and its food grade.  My question is how to make a removable lid for it?  Just looking for some ideas so that I can start planning this build.  Thanks for any help.
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Take a grinder and grind around the outside of the lip.  They are rolled lips.  Once you grind all the away around you will see a crack, then separate it.
     
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Have you thought about using a weber lid? 
     
  4. Yes, I am looking at one now.
    I do not have a rolled lip, mine is the flat crimp, but thanks for the suggestion.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Should still work.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    below are some ideas..... click on pics to enlarge...


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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2015
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