Steel drum needed!

With the cold weather starting to arrive I’ve been roused to start looking at ways to keep warm.

I found a very cool stove kit that uses a 55 gallon steel drum. The kit adds a door, legs and vent to the drum to make an inexpensive wood stove for my garage.

Trouble is, I have no idea where I can get a 55 gallon steel drum around these parts, can you help?

Free or cheap is best otherwise I could end up with a stove costing more than a cheapo cast iron one from Menards!



about 15 years ago

I have been sitting on a couple of kerosene heaters that I have never used and probably never will.  I think they work but not sure.


about 15 years ago

Try posting a request to Freecycle.

frank nichols

about 15 years ago

Use two, works better. make sure your woods dry.


about 15 years ago

Grainger in West Duluth sells new 55-gallon drums for about $140, some things are worth buying new, since used drums likely contained some sort of regulated waste product.

The Big E

about 15 years ago

I heard the Air Force dumped a bunch of them in the lake a few decades ago....


about 15 years ago

Thanks for your help, I found one!

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