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crank49

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#1 posted 617 days ago

If you make a DIY version of the purchased lid:
- use 3/4” plywood disk, a little larger than the drum you plan to use, skirt the outside with a 1-1/2” wide strip of masonite to provide a lip. A closed cell foam gasket strip completes the seal.
- put the outlet in the center with a 6” length of 6” pipe sticking into the drum, 4” out through the lid.
- use a 4” 90 degree elbow on the inlet and locate it as close as possible to be tangent to the outside wall of the drum.
This arrangement will work better than the purchased lids and close to the Thein with a lot less work.

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