Pics at last

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by avz, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Hi, Thanks to your help - the guide that was sent by Caveman, finally succeeded to post the first pics of my "project". please, give me your comments and notes.
  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Avi you are on track, you get there [​IMG]
  3. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Glad you were able to post your pics. Just to clarify, I am not the originator of that post. I believe that credit belongs to Beer B Que.
  4. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Caveman - I've noticed that the post wasn't made by you, but since you where the one that guided me to it - I've thanked you. of course the same thanks are to Beer B Que.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the ugly club, looking great![​IMG]
  6. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Hi all
    A small (but it took quite some time) progress was made. as you will be able to see on the pics - I've made a frame around the opening in the drum. the purpose of it is double, first, to add rigidity to the opening, since the thickness of the drum material is only 1mm. the second reason is that it will be able to hold the hinges and the latch for the door. the frame was made of 3mm thick flat stripes of sheet metal that were formed and welded to the drum. the next step will be to install the door. until then, enjoy your smoking.
  7. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    excellent job [​IMG]
  8. gunner69

    gunner69 Meat Mopper

    I pulled the MSDS for that.. It's not terrible only a NFPA rating of 1-2-0 just make sure you burn the hell out of it...
  9. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Can't wait to see your finished project [​IMG]
  10. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Hi , thanks for your comments.
    NGreenhorn - me too, but as you can imagine, I work on it only in my spare time.

    Gunner69 - Thanks for checking. thats what I meant to do anyhow. I hope it will be soon.

    Geert - Thanks for keeping an eye.
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you are off to a great start...[​IMG] Keep the qview coming...
  12. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can't quite figure out what you are doing UDS doesn't have an access door, nor does it need one? Can you explain.
  13. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Hi CJ
    I'll be glad to. there are several reasons that I opted to do it this way. first, I was not able to find a ready dome lid as many of the members are using, so, I was looking for an alternative and I found it (or so I hope) in making a UDS with a side opening. I think that it has the advantage that it decreases the temperature drop when opened. since the heat's tendency is to move up, when you open the lead of the "conventional" UDS. it's easier for the hot air inside to go out, so with a side door, the temperature drop is lower. (at least, that's the theory).
  14. avz

    avz Fire Starter

    Hi smokers
    I've managed to install the door, as you can see for yourself. of course the door still has to be ct on its right side and final adjusted in order that it will fit exactly
    to the drum. the next step will be to install a handle and the latch. it takes time, but it will be finished eventually.

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