Dual UDS Design needed

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by funk, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. funk

    funk Smoke Blower

    I came across two 55 gallon drums for just a few dollars and my thought is to have one be the firebox and the other on top as the cooker.  Here is my main issue,  I know nothing about welding nor do I know anyone that welds.  Can I accomplish this idea without welding?   I am also looking for specific plans if anyone has any for me.  I am somewhat handy with tools, but I think this will be a fun project.  I just have to figure out what I need.  Thanks.

  2. Mike

    I don't know of a no weld double UDS. In fact I don't think it would still be a UDS. it would be a offset smoker I think. Search the smoker builds and see what you can find.

    You can always build a singe drum UDS without welding.

    Happy smoken.

  3. There are stove kits that make a 55gal drum into a wood burning stove. I have seen a couple builds where cutting was involved but all attachments were made with bolts and gaskets. I will try to find a link for you.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Somewhere on another forum I saw a build that had a 55 gallon drum upright in the middle and the other drum horizontal on top of that. the lower drum had been shaped to receive the upper drum, much like scarfing logs. I would think that you would have to weld the joint so that it wouldn't leak air.

  5. okieleo

    okieleo Fire Starter

    Just as Omenusmc said they can be put together using bolts only with the stove kits but they will leak and wont be as efficient. Google "double barrel smoker". When I was thinking of doing a drum build I was using some of those pictures and info as references. Lots of good info out there under the double barrel name.
  6. xpumasx

    xpumasx Newbie

    Yeah, you have to weld this thing. Here is my build.


    You can certainly build a single drum with no welds, as you probably already know. There were instructions floating around the web.
  7. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Reverse flowed eh....very nice, i like it.

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