UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

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UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby guitarbloke » 18 Aug 2015, 12:24

Can anyone recommend a company in the UK that sells reasonably priced drums which would be suitable for a UDS?
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Stu » 18 Aug 2015, 15:28

I work for an oil company and when we supply product in drums it's a real pain to do anything with the drums as they are considered hazardous. We don't collect them and rely on the customer to dispose of them.

I would think if you ask around likely places to use larger quantities of oil delivered in drums you'd probably get them for nothing. Do you live near a docks or port?
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 18 Aug 2015, 15:29

I bought one of these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261107560726? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Just sent them a message asking for an unlined one.
Quick delivery, inside was a little rusty and my lid had a dint but its a used drum so what do you expect :D
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby gingerchris » 18 Aug 2015, 16:04

Where in the country are you?
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby guitarbloke » 19 Aug 2015, 07:23

Thanks guys, I'm in the UK and nowhere near a dock etc sadly, however the eBay link looks good! :)
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 19 Aug 2015, 08:10

Yeah, mine arrived next day delivery in a mahoosive cardboard box!
Just make sure to message them asking if they have any unlined ones available, saves you a lot of hassle.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 08:04

Yes J&S SIMCOX LTD is the way to go. They sell unlined drums which is amazing, I've not seen those anywhere else.

With an unlined drum and all the parts I reckon you can build a UDS in an afternoon (apart from painting).
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 20 Aug 2015, 09:09

slemps wrote:Yes J&S SIMCOX LTD is the way to go. They sell unlined drums which is amazing, I've not seen those anywhere else.

With an unlined drum and all the parts I reckon you can build a UDS in an afternoon (apart from painting).

Pretty much what i did, although my second test burn i got a little carried away and had a 6' flame coming out of the top! Got so hot i burnt off most of the exterior paint so i'm now looking at getting it shotblasted.
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby slemps » 20 Aug 2015, 10:17

Teknik wrote:Pretty much what i did, although my second test burn i got a little carried away and had a 6' flame coming out of the top! Got so hot i burnt off most of the exterior paint so i'm now looking at getting it shotblasted.


Oh dear! Was it high temp paint too?
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Re: UDS - Recommendations for oil drum suppliers?

Postby Teknik » 20 Aug 2015, 10:36

slemps wrote:
Teknik wrote:Pretty much what i did, although my second test burn i got a little carried away and had a 6' flame coming out of the top! Got so hot i burnt off most of the exterior paint so i'm now looking at getting it shotblasted.


Oh dear! Was it high temp paint too?


No it was the original drum paint on the outside, i did plan to get it stripped off and repainted, just not yet!
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