So I am about to build my first UDS and am slowly acquiring all the necessary parts, I am going the riser/ ball valve route with 4 1" intakes (I live in Nova Scotia and want to smoke in the dead of winter). I am using a salvaged weber for the rack and coal basket, I have picked up Stainless hardware for all of my nuts/ bolts etc. What I am having issue with at the moment is the adjustable rack system, I have purchased these slotted steel brackets and shelves: http://www.kent.ca/kbs/en/product.j...=jump&navId=2274&prdId=2090231&catalogId=2274 But I am just hesitant about the material, should I be worried about off gassing after I burn all the paint off? Also any suggestion on what to use for a basket handle to lower the basket? Finally I was thinking about adding casters eventually, should I bother with a set with brakes? And in the interim how hot will the bottom of the UDS get if I have the coal basket raised 3" from the bottom (I'm on a second story deck and worried about risk of fire). Thanks in advance.