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Will this barrel be okay to use?

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Hello everyone, 

I just found this website and just have to say wow.  I've been smoking for about a year now and cant believe I've never been here before.  

 

I'm about to start building a UDS with a drum i got from a friend at work.  He had said it was a rain barrel.  But as i got it home and started to scrap off some of the rust and dirt i noticed some markings and checked them out and it turns out the barrel was used for lacquer storage for Sherwin Williams.  Naturally I'm a little nervous about using this barrel and wont be continuing on unless i can find some more information out and that's where you come in.  

 

other people have been suggesting that i just do the standard build process (burn it, grind it, build it, paint it, cook it) but do some mock cooks before i call it finished.  

 

would you here recommend doing that?  or should i just look for a better "cleaner" barrel somewhere else?  

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Vic

post #2 of 3

Vic welcome to SMF the drum should be fine after a good burn out

post #3 of 3

I agree. Do a good burnout (wood or weed burner) and sanding.

 

Chad
 

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