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What projects can you use used 55 gal. steel drums for? Answered

What can you do with a used 55 gal. steel drum besides crushing it and sending it to the recyclers?

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plumber_bob (author)2009-05-31

You can make an excellent barbecue out of a 55 gal drum.

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orksecurity (author)2009-05-28

Before you use it for anything, think about what it used to contain and how safe it will be for its new application...

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Focker (author)2009-05-28

If they have tops and you have a welder, make a pontoon. If they don't have tops then try making a metal version of the 55 gal chair. You can bury them and use them as planters, or take one and make a robot body! . . . man. . . I wish I had some 55 gal. steel drums. . . .

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Focker (author)Focker2009-05-28

Oh, and you could make an aluminum forge/foundry. So many things you can do! If you had enough you could fill them with sand/dirt/mud/clay and use them as a foundation for a house/shed!

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Emsaid (author)2009-05-28

fill them with different amounts of water and use them for drums

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