I've got 3 barrel reconditioning places around here. For the 55 with a removable top they want from $40 to $50. The 30gal $30 to $40 and the 15 gal $15 to $30. But I have always been sceptical about getting them from them. You never really know what was in them? Legally they can't be used for food again. But yet they label them food grade. Just because they are food grade doesn't mean they dint have something nasty in them. But with these I know what was in them and they are free.
Update in the build. Sorry life got in the way.other things got priority. Not by choice. But I got that all taken care of and I should be back to the build tonight.
Another note. Picked up 80 foot of 10/4 cable yesterday. Extra from a contractors job. I asked him how much he wanted for it. He said take it. It's paid for. And we have tons back at the shop.
Hell yeah! I will turn it into a 50 foot extension cord. With two uses. One so I can run my still where ever I want in the basement. Same with welder. And two power extension for my toy hauler trailer. Will just need to make up some adapters for different plugs. I already have about 20 foot of it. So I got more then enough for my controlling build. Plus 15 foot of 10/3 for the elements.