The US Stove DR55 closed (sealed top) head steel drum barrel is unpainted and suitable for use with any barrel camp stove kit. The barrel camp stove is one of the most basic stove designs. The DR55 barrels have been used, cleaned and then bead blasted. The DR55 drums have not been painted so there may be small areas of surface rust that can easily be sanded out. Oils may be present on the surfaces that will need to be burned off during the initial use. The DR55 can be used with the barrel stove kit for a complete barrel camp stove kit.
This barrel has a welded, closed top and bottom so that it can be used as a primitive wood stove. If you want to use as a burn barrel, you will need to cut the top off
Heavy duty steel assures longer performance
Material thickness: top 18-Gauge, body 20-Gauge, bottom 18-Gauge
Barrel paint and color finish may vary, they are coated with a rust inhibitor
Creating a barrel stove is easy, just cut a hole for the door in the end of the barrel and cut a hole in the side for the flue, attach the legs, door and flue to the stove and add wood
Barrels are new and have not been used for chemicals
Photos represent some of the possible finishes but we cannot guarantee which color will be received
We recommend the stove be painted with a high temperature stove paint for the best looks
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Aug 30, 2017
Bought two barrels from The Home Depot and a barrel kit four years ago. Man what a perfect, inexp...
Bought two barrels from The Home Depot and a barrel kit four years ago. Man what a perfect, inexpensive heating solution for my shop. I also purchased various 6 inch black stove pipes for my system sold here at The home Depot. I have kept high heat stove paint on my stove every season and have changed out my pipe once. The key to a safe system is to watch for pin holes that develop in the barrel and pipe. This is an indication that the barrel and pipe is breaking down. My advise is to keep an extra barrel and pipe on hand just in case. This barrel heater will heat my shop that is not insulated comfortably even on the coldest days. If an expensive heater is not in your budget I highly recommend this brand for a shop type environment. I do not recommend this single wall system for home use as there are many safety hazards to consider. The Home Depot offers many heating solutions for in-home use and triple wall pipe for those applications.
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Jun 22, 2022
satisfied with purchase...
satisfied with purchase
Jun 16, 2022
Beware. Closed lid means welded shut. It is in the...
Beware. Closed lid means welded shut. It is in the small details of the product description, but missed it. Was going to return it, but it rained the day it was delivered and started dripping rust everywhere. Now need to buy a tool to cut off the top. Sitting unused until then. Do not buy as burn barrel. Unless you have steel cutting tools.
Apr 13, 2022
Feb 15, 2022
Drum can was perfect for my use....
Drum can was perfect for my use.
Jul 18, 2021
Shine is better than picture, excellent quality...
Shine is better than picture, excellent quality
Jul 10, 2021
I needed a burn barrel. This closed barrel was returned....
I needed a burn barrel. This closed barrel was returned. Found what was needed at Rural King for $30.
Jun 11, 2021
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Jun 11, 2021
Turned drum into burn barrel and is working great....
Turned drum into burn barrel and is working great.