Originally Posted by firemitch2
How do you secure the chain to the drum?
see the flat plate on the bottom of the barrel? There is another on top with a rod welded between them. neither plate is attached to the barrel so the barrel will roll and not twist the chain. The chain is attached to the top plate with a heavy duty D-ring.
A friend of mine made a few for the ranch of varying design. The one I like best has a rod welded to the ring on the stake that is longer than the chain. The chain in the picture gets wound up on the stake sometimes but with the rod that doesn't happen.