Originally Posted by cromag
If not I guess I'll just sink the $45 and buy a brand new drum, I really wanted to stay cheap on this
I understand your desire to save money, but I think you'd be happier in the long run if you just bought the unlined drum. If you don't have them already, you may end up spending more than the $45 on masks, goggles, ear plugs gloves and wire wheels by the time you wire wheel the other one out.
And believe me, you need a GOOD mask. Not just the little white ones at the hardware store. I tried to use those the first time and I was coughing up bits of the liner for a week.
Oh, I just looked at your other thread. I'd drill the intake holes and do a wood burnout on the inside of that barrel. I don't think you have anything to worry about with the palm oil and a good fire might get rid of the smell.