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  • Anyone have a plasma cutter or torch to cut 55gal barrel?

    Trying to locate someone with either a plasma cutter or torch I can use (or have them use) to open up my 55gal barrel so I can get my stand put up this weekend.

    thanks
    (Anchorage area)

    "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

  • #2
    A sawzall works fine too. I have a torch if you make it to the valley....
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    • #3
      I jest used a sawzall when I did my steel drum last year then duck tapedthe edges so the bears wouldn't get cut. It's pretty loud though be warned.

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      • #4
        You're coming up north, right? If so, I have one and can knock it out in a couple minutes. I'm the first place on the left off the Talkeetna Spur Rd.... Moores' Hardware and Building Supply.. 733-2327 ask for Doug. Plasma leaves a fairly "unsharp" edge compared to a sawzall. You're nice and early, though. I've never been hit up in your area before May 1st
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        • #5
          Are you a Soldier on Ft Rich? I bet the guys at DPW could probably hook you up? Not sure if the Auto Craft shop has a torch or not? Worst case I might be able to bring in my torch/saw-zaw/or grinder cutting wheel one day and do it in your driveway....lol
          For that thin of metal, I'd use a saw-zaw and roll over the edges....

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          • #6
            One thing that has not been mentioned, when using a torch to cut a drum, FIRST make sure all bungs are out of it, and it is aired out well. A drum does not have to had oil or gas in it, to have flammable material left within. I have seen to many simple jobs turn into ambulance rides.
            squab (probably of Scandinavian descent; skvabb, meaning "loose, fat flesh") is a young domestic pigeon or its meat

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            • #7
              Squab good call on that. I already have mine pressure washed out just letting them air dry with the tops off until thursday night. I will try DPW 1st if not I will give you a call Doug

              "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

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              • #8
                Did they clean out pretty easy?

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                • #9
                  for the most part yoda they did. going to do 1 more "victory rinse" with a old "food service trick" (military grade "kool-aid" will remove **** near anything from metal and plastic just waiting on my package to arrive hopefully tomorrow to do the final fill and rinse). The stuff the military uses for field food is very very very potent I have used it to strip clean oven racks that the hardest of all cleaners wouldn't touch.

                  "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

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                  • #10
                    I'm in Anchorage, send me an email or PM if you need help. It will take a few minutes to fab your drum(s).
                    "He should have been packing a more powerful gun...you have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum." - Rick Sinnott, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist after a double attack by a grizzly.

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                    • #11
                      Outdoorsman I may give you a call tomorrow if you are free. I wont be off till later in the afternoon. Thanks for the assistance

                      "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."

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                      • #12
                        I,d try using a angle grinder, you will burn thru a cutting blade but it goes fast and is pretty easy to control. Just cut one up for a meat smoker I am working on.

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                        • #13
                          I just use my fist to punch holes in my barrels...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NhraFox View Post
                            Outdoorsman I may give you a call tomorrow if you are free. I wont be off till later in the afternoon. Thanks for the assistance
                            No problem - drop me a line and I'll help you out. I should be home after work making kettle corn and popcorn.
                            "He should have been packing a more powerful gun...you have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum." - Rick Sinnott, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist after a double attack by a grizzly.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by AlaskanOutdoorsman View Post
                              No problem - drop me a line and I'll help you out. I should be home after work making kettle corn and popcorn.
                              How fast does that kettle corn maker make it?

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