UDS lid fit...

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by etcher1, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    It took 2 months but I finally got an old weber grill off of craiglist.
    My question is how tight does the lid have to fit? Does it have to be air tight or just set on top with gaps.[​IMG]
  2. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tighter the better. If it rides on the lip a the drum ya can add a strip so it fits up better. Ya don't wan't alotta air gettin in round the lid er the temps could be hard ta control.
  3. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I went and bought a cheapy. Bent the lip out flat..set it back on drum...and tapped it down w/ a mallet w/ a new lip. Seals great.
  4. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The tighter the better. I added a strip of fireplace gasket to my lid. It improved the seal a bunch.
    Good luck.
  5. pit 4 brains

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

    Not trying to hijack the thread,

    Did you use the hinges to hinge the lid??

    I used the same lid as Thunderdome and I seem to heve a little smoke coming out of my lid-barrel joint if anything..
  6. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Thanks guys, may try putting a gasket around it.

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