UDS lids

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by big deck bb-jr, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Just wondering what others have done in regards to a lid for the UDS. I built mine over a year ago and have been wanting to change the drum lid to a dome style lid instead. I bought a grill today that had a 22.5" diameter, but the lid is a little too small for the UDS. Thoughts or suggestions welcome. Do they sell 23" grills? I haven't seen one. Also, I am wanting to keep the lid as is, an off the shelf item so it can be interchangeable (if buying a grill). Thanks!
  2. looks like my two options are to cut the rim off of the drum or to weld something to the inside of the drum that extends above the lip.
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    you can screw a sheet metal strip to the inside of the barrel and seal it up with high temperature RTV but welding is better. I need to do this too.
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I have my old semi retired weber kettle and was thinking of cutting the lip off of the kettle and welding it on the barrel. 
  5. When I added my Weber lid I brazed the kettle lid to the drum lid in 8 places around the rim and used silicone caulk to seal the rest of the seam than cut the center out of the drum lid.

    I also installed 2 meat racks and It will hold 4 15lb briskets.
  6. Thanks guys. I'm going to have some guys at my company take some scrap and weld it to the inside of my drum to make a lip for the new lid to "catch" on to. I then want to add a second rack a few inches below the lip. That should give me about 6 inches between racks, and >2 inches between the highest grate and the lip. With the space in the lid, I should be able to hold quite a bit.

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