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#799563 - 07/23/08 04:07 PM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: LT GREY]
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Why Blak coyote you copycat you

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#799680 - 07/23/08 05:27 PM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: ]
DFronek Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
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I only copy the best Phil.lol

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#800404 - 07/24/08 05:34 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: DFronek]
coyote snarer Offline
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Registered: 02/05/07
Posts: 1157
Loc: Nova Scotia
This old boil pot setup served me well for the past 30 years . 30 years old and still in good shape . All I ever used to boil the rraps in is Hemlock bark . It preserved the pot as well as the traps .
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#800509 - 07/24/08 08:20 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: coyote snarer]
NW_Pa_Trapper Offline
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Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 547
Loc: Pennsylvania
Thanks for all the ideas, looks like this will be worth the trouble, seems they last a long time.

those using 2/3 barrel and propane, how long to get to a boil on a warm day?
And will a tank of propane do a couple boiling jobs?

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#800515 - 07/24/08 08:23 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: NW_Pa_Trapper]
Brownie 77 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
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Loc: MN 34
Why not use a 35 gallon barrel if you are worried about weight?
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#800607 - 07/24/08 09:33 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: Brownie 77]
coyote snarer Offline
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Loc: Nova Scotia
It usually takes me about 1/2 hr to 45 mins to get er boiling with no top on the pot . I get 1 complete boil with the pot full of traps . I like to leave them in the dye overnight to cool ant the traps come out coal black . After I take the traps out the next day . I have another 1/2 pot of traps and it will bring the water to just starting to boil . That is on a 20 lb tank of propane . 30 lb'er works great for 2 boilings . If I put a top on the pot I would probbably get the 2 full boils on the 20 lb tank....
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#800688 - 07/24/08 10:27 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: coyote snarer]
Pete Moss Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: NC
With the price of propane I think I might try wood this year. There is plenty of that for free.... ;\)
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#800692 - 07/24/08 10:28 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: Pete Moss]
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Anyone have a pic of their setup using half a barrel being used as a fire box?
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#800706 - 07/24/08 10:34 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: Pete Moss]
coyote snarer Offline
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Loc: Nova Scotia
The propane is so clean and a lot less work . $22.00 for a 30 lb'er I'll stick with the propane . 1 coon will pay for the propanwe ..
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#800760 - 07/24/08 10:59 AM Re: 55 gallon Drum for trap prep? [Re: coyote snarer]
NW_Pa_Trapper Offline
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Registered: 04/06/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania
 Originally Posted By: coyote snarer
The propane is so clean and a lot less work . $22.00 for a 30 lb'er I'll stick with the propane . 1 coon will pay for the propanwe ..


I agree, I usually have other equipment and traps hanging up in the area and dont like the thought of smoke all over them.

I do have to admit, that a few good pieces of oak will sure get the water hot quick. Its just hard to regulate.

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