Hi all, I finally got my UDS 95% complete. I ran into some problems with finding certain pieces and not having the proper tools, but I will explain in detail with pics in case any other Great White Northerners decide to build one of these. I have only a couple things left to do to it and it will be 100% complete. I need to buy a 2nd grill and add some decorative paint to it. So here we go... I found a food grade barrel. However it had the dreaded liner in it. So I rented a Weed Dragon and hooked it up to a propane tank and burnt out the barrel. This is what the barrel looked like after the torch burn... For added protection, I then went to Home Depot and grabbed four wood pallets and burnt the heck out of the barrel again. For the lid of my barrel I purchased this Master Chef portable charcoal BBQ. In the U.S. I think you guys called it a Uniflame. My design plan was to use the top of the barrel for the bottom for easy access and cleaning. So I had to come up with a way to cut the bottom of the barrel out. I used my reciprocating saw and it worked well. The cutout piece will be used for an ash pan later on. Next I had to drill pilot holes. These were for the 1 inch holes for the black pipe air intakes. I had a heck of a time making the 1 inch holes as I didn't have the right tool and wasn't willing to spend $50 for the proper tool so I made do with what I had and got 'er dun! Next was paint and the temperature here has been cold lately so I took the drum to the Fire Dept. hall and painted it there. (That's why the Fire truck is in the background.) LOL 1st coat 2nd coat 3rd coat (no that isn't my hand, it is my daughters! LOL) Next I added the ball valve, 24 inch extension pipe and bracket. I don't have a welder nor do I know how to weld. I had a hard time finding a 13" weber charcoal grill too. Once I found one I had a buddy weld on the expanded metal to it. I bought 3 1/2 inch bolts with nuts and washers and fastened it to the ashpan. The bolts are 1 inch long out the bottom of the pan and 2" between the pan and grill. The ashpan is the cut out piece from the bottom of the barrel. Next I installed some eye bolts to hold the cooking grill. I had to bend the bottom lip of the lid to get it to fit over the barrel and then sprayed the edge with spray paint since the finish all came off when I put the pliers to it.