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safe 55 gallon drum lid removal - more rambles,

updated mon 23 jan 06


2ley on sun 22 jan 06

Philip's mention


> Hi ( other) Philip,
> Well, a disused 'Heating Oil' drum sitting empty with an open Bung for a
> year or more, is a whole different Ball Game from one which had contained
> MEK, Hexane, Nitrobenzine, (3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl(+/-)
> cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2, or,
> 2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate;
> or, IUPAC: 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2, or,
> 2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate, aka 'Pounce' aka C12 H20 CL2 O2
> (permethrin based insecticides)...(I'd hate to get some of those in a
> Spelling Bee! - yeeeesh...! )

Hey, Phil!
Yeah, I didn't catch the original mention of things like Nitrobenzine. I've
got another drum coming to me soon, it has also only contained heating oil.

Lucky me.

So, I'm not sure yet if I'll use the chisel, try to get a sabre saw blade to
use on it, or do it the way I did this last one (I turned one large framing
hammer over so that its prongs were against the edge of the top, then hit it
with a 5 pound rubber mallet. The top was rusty enough that I was able to
pound it off in a relatively short time.)

Then again, I may just go get my friend who's a welder. Nah, the pounding
was half the fun!

in Lake County, California