Originally Posted by Tom37
Ok man I was sitting here tryin to think of a way that the pipe wrench method possibly would unroll the turned edge. I agree water is the best idea to stay on the safe side. Good smoked meat is worth alot, just not worth getting hurt over.
Hey in your other post I see a pic of your drum, the bottom looks burnt. Is it not painted yet or is your charcoal basket getting it really hot. Curious since I have not used my to grill say burgers or finish chicken, so I wonder how hot the drum bottom gets.
I have an old solvent drum at work I can cut with the pipe wrench method, if I took pics of the start,the angle you hold the wrench and the end results, would that be helpful?
The chain drums I have access to are not painted inside, just bare metal. I threw in some Mesquite and Oak to burn it out to get rid of any residue, the bottom part is where it got the hottest/ rust area. I had enough flames coming out othe top to where I felt comfortable the inside was good to go. The drums start out being a very bright blue in color on the outside. I do need to strip the the outside down to repaint to make it look nice now.