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    Sanblasting or burning

    Does sandblasting a food grade drum with lining do a better job than burning?
    Is it then safe to season and then use?
    As in do i still need to do a hi temp pre burn?

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    If you have the drum sandblasted all you'd need to do is a seasoning burn. The drum is also ready for paint after a wipedown and tack rag. Not so with burning. A lot of cleaning remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonsmoker View Post
    If you have the drum sandblasted all you'd need to do is a seasoning burn. The drum is also ready for paint after a wipedown and tack rag. Not so with burning. A lot of cleaning remains.
    Thanks. Im unable to do a full on burn with pallets etc where i am.
    How about a brand new drum, no lining, no rust proofing. Should i still blast it or is it ready for painting and seasoning?

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    In Seattle, we have a barrel recycler that will sell you a reconditioned drum with a lid for $55. They are hip to the Drum smokers and will have an unpainted exterior if you call ahead, otherwise they slap a coat of black paint on them to keep from rusting. Check for that kind of service in your area.

    I recently picked up 3 drums with bung lids for $30 with a rust inhibitor lining that burnt out easily, the exterior paint however wasn't that easy to remove. I had them sandblasted along with 6 lids that cost $160, they blasted the interior which wasn't part of the deal, but my lucky day!

    New Drums are nice, but finding them unpainted is pretty hard.
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    A new drum will cost more than a used one, obviously. I called one of the local oil supply companies and got a price of $85 for a new unlined open top barrel. Uline also sells them. There's a rust inhibitor on them. I ended up getting a used one at the same place that swamprb mentions. They steam cleaned the barrel for me. I stripped the exterior paint off myself. I had my second drum and a drum that I got for my son-in-law sandblasted inside and out. That was the easiest route. Where are you located smelt? There is a thread here that has a short list of barrel dealers. You might be near one of them.

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    If I was to add a 3rd drum to the back deck I'd sandblast it.
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    Sanblasting or burning

    I cant imagine it being any easier than sandblasting it.


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    Sanblasting or burning

    Any one in Southern Maryland know of someone who can do the blasting?
    I just picked up a 55gal drum for like $22 which left some room in the pocket for an upgrade of sorts, can't think of a better one than sand blasting


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    A search for sandblasting in the yellow pages or search engine should get you what you need.

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    I have only been able to find one online but I was hoping for some recommendations.
    I am not looking to spend an arm and a leg.

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