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Old 03-09-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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Taking the top off of 5 GAL drum


Is there some trick to taking the top off of a 5 GAL paint drum? I have tried repeatedly but this thing is not coming off.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
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Did you pull off the plastic strip that goes around the bottom of the lid? If you still have trouble you can get one of these:
http://www.thefind.com/pets/info-pla...ail-lid-opener

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if it is the metal cans, use a screwdriver and pry up each flap. If plastic follow last post's suggestions.
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theres a metal one on the market that i prefer.It has a point on it so you can cut the tab and also open gallons with it.I could not find a pic of it though
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theres a metal one on the market that i prefer.It has a point on it so you can cut the tab and also open gallons with it.I could not find a pic of it though
It's on that page. I think it's made by Zorin.
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some were similar these ones run about 7-8 bucks cdn
Anyway anything is better ,Sometimes i,m opening 50 pails a day
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Did you pull off the plastic strip that goes around the bottom of the lid? If you still have trouble you can get one of these:
http://www.thefind.com/pets/info-pla...ail-lid-opener

Yeah, I did. I'm not that bad.
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if it is the metal cans, use a screwdriver and pry up each flap. If plastic follow last post's suggestions.
Plastic.
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Yeah, I did. I'm not that bad.
I had to ask. You would be surprised.

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