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Building our first RMH soon, getting the materials together. Can we use a 44 gallon drum with a dent in it?
 
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Hi Melanie; Welcome to Permies!

Short answer is Yes, you can use a dented drum. Do take a mallet and dent it outwards.  
It is recomended, to use a drum with a removable lid. But not everybody can find one.   Use what you have. One of the beauty's of cob is how easy it is to rebuild / make changes...   just crumble your cob up and rehydrate! So later if a barrel with removable lid comes your way it will be easy to install.
 
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