My UDS Build

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by kandl, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Thanks I'll give that a shot.  I will try to get it all my little things done in the evenings this week and hopefully toss some food on it next weekend.[​IMG]
     
  2. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very interesting. Looks good. I have been curious about these. So I will lurk for a bit..... [​IMG]
     
  3. Chef, I will say the only thing about this build that was the slightest bit difficult was removing the liner from the barrel.  I was working on a pretty tight budget and trying to mostly utilize what i had laying around so I ended up doing a little more work than necessary to complete one.  If you were to get a non-lined barrel and pay a welding shop to make the basket or order the big poppa basket it would take you very little time or effort to complete.  I will hopefully get the chance this coming weekend to get some food on it and see if they live up the hype.
     
  4. Ok, Does anyone have any suggestions or good ideas for the exhaust?  I've seen some people have pipe coming up off the 2" bung.  I couldn't find black pipe that large at my local Depot.  Is PVC safe to use for exhaust?  If not what should I look for or do I even need to use any pipe at all and just run with the open bung?
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    On my last UDS I just left it as is, and I plan on doing the same with the one I am building now. I would avoid PVC.
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    On my last UDS I just left it as is, and I plan on doing the same with the one I am building now. I would avoid PVC.
     
  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just leaving the bung open should work.
     
  8. Okay sounds good to me!  Thanks guys!
     
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Some folks don't add an exhaust pipe......  just the bung....  or they drill small holes around the top end of the drum so rain don't get inside......
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I used 4-1" pipe nipples and put elbows on them.
     
  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got a picture ?????
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a good idea....    I like it.........  

    Dave
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, my lid was solid.  ( no 2" bung )
     
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  16. That looks pretty cool!  Mine has a 2" and a 3/4" bung both.  In the test burn I had them both open.  I have a steel plug for the 3/4 but the 2" had a plastic cap which i do not want to re-use.  So I will need to find something to plug the hole when its not in use to keep unwanted things out of there.
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They are 3/4", not 1 ".  Sorry     1" would work thou
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you're not adverse to ordering something online, Grainger dot com has 2" black pipe and parts.They also have the metal "Drum Plugs"  $1.97...

    My lid on my current UDS has the 3/4" and the 2", but both caps are metal so I just use them to plug things up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  19. Oh I love online shopping LOL Amazon Prime has changed my life!  I will look at Grainger and see what I can find.  Thanks!
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Amazon has them too, but you have to buy them by the box, $35
     

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