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Old 09-28-2012, 22:43   #22
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Originally Posted by emt1581 View Post
I've seen them last 20+ years.

I'm not sure how your burn barrel was kept but most I've seen usually have thoroughly rusted within a short time because the bare steel is exposed to the elements year round.

Just my .02 on the issue and mind you, I've never tried one myself.

Yes, I suspect the elements was the big problem combined with the frequent hot heat of the burning. They were galvanized barrels, the ones that were not used for burning ( stored wire in some) never rusted.
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