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I'm in process to wax dipping my woodenware and I'm interested if anyone used 55gal steel drum as dipping tank
To build 1 is little to price and im looking for alternatives. I can get steel drum for $20 localy cut it myself and save some $$ to buy the wax
I'm thinking to used it outside whit good propane burner
 

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Have not, but do not see why it would not work. Doubt it would last as long as a thicker tank. Have you tested to see if you can fit more than one box at a time? Rectangular tanks can do three deeps at once, two stacked and a third on edge inside the others. So much more efficient.

Have been pricing metal myself and shocked at how high even 1/8" is. Oddly a full 4' x 8' sheet is only a little higher than a half sheet.
 

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There is an Amish man our way that does use a barrel. I am concerned with heat loss, use and fuel in colder weather, depth of barrel to get in and out.
That being said, Im in Ohio and old enough to remember when Moby Dick was a minnow.
 

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How do you plan to heat the wax? Hot wax burns really well, just ask those that have burned down their shop. (Gary O.)


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I have bayou burner . I believe is 100k btu
I don't plan to used it inside .... I'm planning to used it away from buildings
I'm thinking of 50/50 ratio
 
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