suggestions for tapping a hole in a metal drum

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suggestions for tapping a hole in a metal drum

Postby carybrief » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:15 pm

setting up my new fuge and need to prepare a drum. all the metal drums i have dont have tops. i do have white plastic ones with threaded bung holes but not sure if they can take the heat. any suggestions for putting a tight seal on a hole in drum or should I just buy a metal barrel with a solid top/ w hole?
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Re: suggestions for tapping a hole in a metal drum

Postby SunWizard » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:07 pm

carybrief wrote:should I just buy a metal barrel with a solid top/ w hole?

Yes, thats much easier than trying to tap a hole.
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Postby coachgeo » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:32 pm

Can't you buy just the tops for topless medal drums that have bungs on them?
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Postby SunWizard » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:30 am

coachgeo wrote:Can't you buy just the tops for topless medal drums that have bungs on them?

Yes but those are impossible to keep from leaking when you turn it upside down for CF use. A solid top with bungs is easy and scrap places sell them for $5 here.
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Postby coachgeo » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:37 pm

ahhhhhhh.. gottya.... missed that he was trying to get holes for the "bottom" of a drum.

my bad.
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Postby kirkharrod » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:41 am

Take the drums to a welder. $5-10 job.
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