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Kathleen Sanderson
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Where do you get metal barrels??  I'm ready to start working on a rocket stove in the garage, but don't know where to look for metal barrels.  Who do I call?  Scrap yard?  I've seen some at the transfer station but we aren't allowed to salvage from the transfer stations here.  Where else?

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rural king sells them, oil change places, craigslist and sometimes farm
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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We don't have Rural King here -- is that a feed store?  Most craigslist listings are for the other side of the mountains, seventy miles away at least (costly in my 12-mpg-pickup).  But I can try the oil change places.  Thank you!

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yes its farm supply store
 
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I picked one up from the quick change oil place for $3
 
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Silver wrote:
I picked one up from the quick change oil place for $3


Are the oil barrels fairly heavy steel?

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yes oil barrels are good steel. gas or avgas barrels would be better yet but are way harder to get. normally you can simply look in the classifieds and find folks getting rid of barrels. Oil change places are a good bet, docks and shipyards tend to be good, airports, machine shops, bakeries, all kinds of manufacturing, train yards, &c &c. sometimes a scrap yard will have good barrels but not often.
 
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Ernie wrote:
yes oil barrels are good steel. gas or avgas barrels would be better yet but are way harder to get. normally you can simply look in the classifieds and find folks getting rid of barrels. Oil change places are a good bet, docks and shipyards tend to be good, airports, machine shops, bakeries, all kinds of manufacturing, train yards, &c &c. sometimes a scrap yard will have good barrels but not often.


You just gave me an idea!  There's an airport in Klamath Falls which includes an Air National Guard base, and I happen to know one of the supply sergeants from the base -- I'll ask him if he knows what they do with empty avgas barrels!  (If they ever get it in barrels and not by tanker truck!)

Thanks!

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See if he has a line on some old mil spec steel drums. those things are bullet proof and look better than the usual 55 gal.
 
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what size(s) of barrel might you expect to find from an oil change place? 55 gal? 30? smaller?
 
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If nothing else work, the local guy with backhoes and diggers etc should have a few of them. Get at least two 55, more if you can. Learning process is tough on drums
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