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  1. #11
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    I like the science behind this discourse.

    But there still something in my head that says that the "use" of the drum prior to conversion to a smoker can be of interest

    Think about food grade for a moment. Forget the coating of the drum, thats to theoretically protect the food, no?

    Food is relatively soft in nature. If the drum contains powder (flour, cornmeal, etc) or liquids, or whatever, drummed contained foods are relatively soft, so the rolled steel containing no "pores" is not even an issue.

    But, for the sake of argument, lets say you buy nails by the drum full. Through the useful life of that drum as a nail carrier, the sides of that drum are going to get knicked up pretty good, with all those sharp points and all (and the bastage kids stealing your nail drum and kicking it down the hill. Don't ask how I know this)

    Would the "intended use" of that nail drum not matter, as it would surely create "pores" in the drum after the rolled steel manufacturing process?

    I'm just thinking outside the drum, I mean box
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    Bill, wouldn't those nicks and imperfections or rust spots then become "pits". By definition wouldn't pores allow passage of moisture from one area to another? It's all a matter of who is defining pores and how they intended it to be used I suppose.

    e.g. "sexual relations"

    But nicks, scratches, or other imperfections could "potentially" hold onto previous product of what ever nature. But the burning process will eliminate all but the most vial of contaminates.

    What do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    What do you think?
    I think I better go to my room before I stray to far into Pickle Drum territory



    Sexual Relations in a metalurgy thread. That was funny
    Last edited by Willkat98; 04-23-2008 at 11:54 AM.
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    totally unrelated to the debate.. I agree. But in reference to loose definitions of terms, wouldn't it fit?

    Not really my argument, but thought I'd throw it out.

    Now how can we get this bumped to the Pickle Barrel without getting in trouble???

    I did not have sexual relations with that barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    I did not have sexual relations with that barrel
    But did you ever nail a drum?




    I'm stopping now.
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    Man! A civil discourse on a technical topic can sure take a sudden turn for the worse among the hangers at The Joint!

    "Nail a drum"
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    A little info for those of you looking for a drum.
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    The surface nicks and bumps as you are saying that is caused by nails is just that a bump or nick on the surface of the metal. There is no internal interconnect (permability) to the pore. Cold rolled steel and steel in general is non-poreus. Burn the drum and go for it.
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    Good to know he is using his degree for something important like pores in a drum.

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    This is a FUN thread! I knew I had read this info somewhere, but didn't realize it was on this site. Makes perfectly good sense to me, and I'm definitely not the brightest bulb in the box. It's amazing some of the reasoning you find on other forums for not using oil drums and what not.

    Anybody wanna open the galvanized can of worms?
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