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Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by pit 4 brains, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I decided that I don't need my dog training drum any longer. Here the begining..



    Here I started to remove the lid..




    Lid is gone..


    A little grinding to remove the sharps..



    Now I cut the big bung out to use on the bottom.


    Make hole


    A little cold forming to fit the contour



    Let's make some sparks and clean up a bit. I left the bung plug in to eliminate warpage




    Done for the day. I may do a burnout tonight while I ring in the New Year..

    Happy New Year everyone..
     
  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    you've made a great start [​IMG]
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice start.........
     
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great tutorial so far Pit, I'm looking forward to the next phase.
     
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Update...

    I got her burned out New Years Eve.
    I put the wire cup on the grinder , buffed her out and did a test fit on the intake..



    I used what paint I had on hand and got her shot before she rusted..
     
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    lookin' good!!!!!!!!
    hope that's not "card red" [​IMG]
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I wasn't card red intentionally, but if I end up going to a game to tailgate, I'll be stuffing this thing with chicken thighs, sausage and pork butts..
     
  8. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looken good keep us updated[​IMG]
     
  9. Looking good!

    My son-in-law and I started one for him this weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking UDS. Looking forward to a qview. [​IMG]
     
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking UDS - nice job
     
  12. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Update...
    Got my basket built.



    Installed some carriage bolts 8 1/4 inches below lid



    Now i'm just waiting for my boss to bring by a lid and clamp band so I can fire her up and give the basket a burnout while I play with th temps. I'll work on the damper later. 2" ball valves are out of the budget for a "build on the cheap" so I'll have to rummage around and come up with something creative. I'm chomping at the bit to cook a couple of fat chuck roasts I have. Should I get a pan to go under the basket? Seems it would facilitate cleanout and help catch the drippings..
     
  13. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Uh oh, Boss just showed up with the lid and clamp. The lid fits on just fine but the clamp doesn't tighten up. I think the lid is for a lidless drum that has a larger bead on top. I noticed also that the lid has a spongey vapor seal where it comes in contact with the drum. I left it on there to give me some draft protection as I didn't feel it would get hot enough at the lid to melt or burn the foam. I did take the rubber o-rings out of the bungs..
    Any thoughts?
    I have some lump and some old briquettes in the basket and I just tossed a few lit briquettes on top.
    Can't wait to smoke in this thing...
     
  14. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YGTBKM! Is it this easy?




    Gotta get some meat in here next...Stay tuned
     
  15. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    looks good!
     

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