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Old 22-07-2017, 07:43 PM
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Default Size of 45 gallon drum

Does anyone know the diameter of said drum. I've got a project where I thought a drum would maybe do. It's to top off a tepee
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Old 22-07-2017, 08:17 PM
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A 200-litre drum (known as a 55-gallon drum in the United States and a 44-gallon drum in the United Kingdom) is a cylindrical container with a nominal capacity of 200 litres (55 US or 44 imp gal). The exact capacity varies by manufacturer, purpose, or other factors. Standard drums have inside dimensions of 572 millimetres (22.5 in) diameter and 851 millimetres (33.5 in) height. These dimensions yield a volume of about 218,681 cm³ or 218.681 litres (57.8 US gal; 48.1 imp gal), but they are commonly filled to about 200 litres.

The outside dimensions of a 200-litre drum are typically 584 millimetres (23 in) diameter at the top or bottom rim, 597 millimetres (23.5 in) diameter at the chines (ridges around drum), and 876 millimetres (34.5 in) height. Exact dimensions are specified in ANSI MH2.
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Cheers. Yes I should of Googled it.
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how about a big road cone Dylan ..... suitably trimmed
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Old 23-07-2017, 09:28 PM
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Well finished my tepee, the drum idea wasn't going to work but I found a big piece of lead while collecting a drum.
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very smart mate .... bet you've got one very happy little daughter on your hands ATM
Lucky to have such a talented dad
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More advice needed, maybe druid or anyone else got any ideas. On the tepee I covered the angled corners with feather edge. The gaps behind are quite big so wondering if anyone has any ideas. Something like strips of lead but lead would work out expensive maybe tin or something!!!
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try a roll of dpc under the timber a stappler should hold it in place
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Yes I'd thought of that, I thought it might be seen and if so wouldn't look very professional. Keep them ideas coming
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Old 25-09-2017, 07:31 AM
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Is the problem that the water is making it's way through?

If the gap is massive, find some off the shelf beading or baton to fill most of it. Then use a sealant of some sort down the gaps. Sika Multistick is good value for money and you get a big cartridge, and it'll hold it all together too.

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Adh...dhesive/p38941
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