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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/4/2006 6:58:06 AM EST
Is a normal steel drum ok to store gas in, or does it need a liner? Were can you get the barrels at?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 12:01:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 12:02:32 PM EST by Merlin]
If the drum is not already rusted out, it should be ok, plus if it's the kind that is "closed" i.e. has two 2" bungs for openings as opposed to the "open head" where the whole top comes off. Locally, I'd check one or more of those quick oil change places for used clean drums. I understand they get their oil in drums.

FYI: This is a typical Survival-type discussion item. Lot of good info over there.

Good luck.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 12:10:52 PM EST

Where are you in TN? I just bought a nice pair of closed-top, painted 55 gal drums from a bulk fuel and oil supplier in Fayetteville. They were $20 ea, and in outstanding shape. No rust inside or out.

I found the guy by looking up the bulk oil and fuel suppliers in the phone book and calling around. Make sure the drums you buy are in good shape and buy some spare bung nut gaskets because they can get crimped, rotted, or lost and then you're out of luck sealing your drum.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 12:12:08 PM EST
I'm in Sparta.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:12:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By staraero:
I'm in Sparta.

There's a barrel supplier slightly west and south of Franklin, TN. It's where I got my last steel barrel that I turned into a smoker. Cost of the barrel was about $7, far less than the cost of the gas to go get it. It was a once-used barrel that previously held corn syrup.

I'll try to find the name and phone number and post.

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