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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 06:30 PM
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Some barrels are made from pretty thin steel. The big 55 gallon drums are thicker, but too big. You mentioned welding the lid on. That would be a trick with the thin steel. Another problem is that barrels are not an ideal shape for the application - because of the round shape they take a lot of room for the volume. If I were going to put in a custom tank I'd weld up a box to fit the available space, and use 12-gauge steel.

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