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building a portable kettle

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by shepoutside, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    I have a steel tank, just right to make a portable kettle for HOT POUR CRACK/JOINT SEALANT. Pour temp is 350 degrees ikl
     
  2. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Ack!! Just noticed my message is only half there . I was wondering if there is anything else I need to know about building one of these. I have got a molases spout, and will be welding extra thick plates steel on the bottom. Any other tips would be great !!!! Thanks !!!
     
  3. stevensteve

    stevensteve LawnSite Member
    Posts: 28

    Kevin,
    Did you ever do this? I am interested in doing the same.

    Thanks.
     
  4. EWS

    EWS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    why not just buy one. I see them used all the time for 350-450. I think its just plain ******** that you would use a turkey cooker. Usually you make your money back with 2-3 small jobs. go buy a 10 gallon and stop being cheap.
     
  5. Loooogie

    Loooogie LawnSite Senior Member
    from YORK
    Posts: 295

    Sorry if am being stupid but you are building a pour pot right?
     
  6. Loooogie

    Loooogie LawnSite Senior Member
    from YORK
    Posts: 295


    :hammerhead:

    You know I build/designed my own sealing machine and the project was very enjoyable. :waving:

    You build something your self you take more pride in it, you design it the way YOU want, and save money too.

    How do you think most of these equipment manufacturing places started out?

    Building your own equipment can be a money maker too, and a great way to fill in extra timey you have in the off season.
     
  7. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205


    Where did a turkey cooker come from? :dizzy:

    I have made most of mine own equipment, is fun for me, as I have a welder, and much metal at my shop, I can build most things for just my time, plus to my liking. Also, up here in Canada, there are not the places to be able to buy this type of stuff, like there is down south of us, so makes more sence to build it. A 10 gallon melt kettle is around a grand here, cost me maybe 150 bucks.
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2008
  8. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205


    No, this was for a melt kettle.
     
  9. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    I did, and it worked great too, but was to small, lol I still have it, but use a 30 gallon now. It worked out to be about 8 gallons.
     
  10. EWS

    EWS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    sorry the other post was where the guy was saying using a turkey cooker for a melter. as for buiding something yes it can be enjoyable and fun. However when your talking about heating crack fill up to 350-400 dgrees You better be a master welder and know what your doing because you do not want the crack fill to flash and burn your face or body. And for the price of a used melter you really dont have to build one. Anybody can put together a spray unit loogie. that doesnt impress me. If you said you built the tank from sheet metal and put the tank together that would be much more impressive. dont mean to sound like a asshoppp
     

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