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

post #1 of 7
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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.

post #2 of 7

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.

post #3 of 7

Have you thought about using a weber lid? 

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Originally Posted by bmaddox View Post
 

Have you thought about using a weber lid? 

Yes, I am looking at one now.

 

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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post
 

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.

I do not have a rolled lip, mine is the flat crimp, but thanks for the suggestion.

post #5 of 7
Should still work.
post #6 of 7
below are some ideas..... click on pics to enlarge...


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post #7 of 7

Here are what the guys are talking about with a weber lid.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110951/my-version-of-a-uds

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