Why dont I see kettle bottom for lids?

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by smokingswede, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. smokingswede

    smokingswede Newbie

    I'm building my first uds. I've researched quite a bit and I am wondering why people don't use the bottom of a Webber kettle for the lid over the top part. I am a metal worker so fitting the kettle bottom, top, or just flat lid is all doable for me. Is there a reason I don't know about? I'm in need of expert advice. Thanks in advance
     
  2. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I think they use the top because it already has a handle and a daisy wheel.
    Plus when you done using the lid on the UDS use it on your kettle.
     
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  3. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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  4. smokingswede

    smokingswede Newbie

    That's a good point about reusing the lid for your Webber. I was just thinking the extra space you get out of the bottom of the Webber would seem worth sacrificing the old Webber I got. And the handle on the side would be for when I hinge it. I was wondering if the bigger dome is bad for smoking somehow and that's why no one uses it.
     
  5. smokin phil

    smokin phil Smoking Fanatic

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  6. smokingswede

    smokingswede Newbie

    I started my build. I burnt it out and then sandblasted. I'm using my old Weber kettle bottom for the lid. The kettle lid I used the outside ring inserted it in the drum to make a tight fit for the kennel bottom.
     
  7. smokingswede

    smokingswede Newbie

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  9. mcjunkins uds

    mcjunkins uds Newbie

    Why not, it should work graat. Looks good. Wish I had the ability to weld the lid on!
     
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  10. erik

    erik Fire Starter

    Hard to find and Weber stopped just selling anyone parts. They were getting so many lid orders from people building UDSes, they started asking for serial numbers for replacement parts.
     

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