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bman 06-14-2007 09:33 PM

Help!
 
I now have 4 drums that are 34in high. At what height do you install the cooking grate?

tntitan 06-14-2007 09:48 PM

24 inches from the bottom grate

Meat Burner 06-15-2007 12:21 AM

:confused: Help here brothers, 24" from the bottom of your fire basket I think...:confused: If you find a webber kettle lid you can add an additional grate above that. Yes...No...Maybe...Whatever... For sure...Fark it... what ever you want...No way...Try something...Punt...Help. LOL. Time for bed.

biffleg 06-15-2007 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Meat Burner (Post 411375)
:confused: Help here brothers, 24" from the bottom of your fire basket I think...:confused: If you find a webber kettle lid you can add an additional grate above that. Yes...No...Maybe...Whatever... For sure...Fark it... what ever you want...No way...Try something...Punt...Help. LOL. Time for bed.

24" from the bottom of the fire basket to your first rack. If you use a Weber lid ... that will allow you to put in a second rack 5" +/- above the first rack. On my next drum ... the pipe nipples will be somewhere around 1 1/2" from the bottom of the drum. Hope that helps.

tumpedover 06-15-2007 01:04 PM

Does anybody have a complete build photographed from start to finish??
Would love to observe.....Looks like I'm hooked searching for a drum as we speak!

Mark 06-15-2007 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 410495)
Keep adding to them and you won't be able to clasify them as UGLY drum smokers.

Maybe not, if they only utilize used pallets. But your point is well taken.

Bigmista 06-15-2007 02:45 PM

Don't know how tall mine is but my first grate is 6" from the top and the second one is 6" below that.

jazzspot 06-15-2007 03:01 PM

I'm still trying to hunt down a drum in my neck of the woods!! All this industry in my parts, and I'm not able to find a drum.

Scottyj13 06-15-2007 03:09 PM

Has anybody tried to use a metal garbage can instead of a barrel? They are definitely more accessible than the drums, bu I wonder what the trade-offs are with using galvanized steel...

N8man 06-15-2007 03:28 PM

Don't Do It!!!!
 
Don't use anything galvinized to cook with!!!! Bad Mojo that!!!!

Bottles 'n Bones BBQ 06-15-2007 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jazzspot (Post 411701)
I'm still trying to hunt down a drum in my neck of the woods!! All this industry in my parts, and I'm not able to find a drum.

Here's a few possibles in NJ...
http://www.kellydrums.com/
http://www.envirobiz.com/datademo/drum.htm
~ with the caveat that I have no idea how 'clean' and reconditioned barrel would be...or, how you'd tell what was previously in it.

Are ya close to Atlantic City? They probably get buffet food in 55 gallon barrels.

bman 06-15-2007 06:43 PM

Thanks for the info. Maybe I'll get to work on one this weekend.

jgh1204 06-15-2007 07:30 PM

I called my oil supplier the other day and he could get me a new drum for about $25.

tntitan 06-15-2007 08:47 PM

good price get it

Meat Burner 06-16-2007 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jazzspot (Post 411701)
I'm still trying to hunt down a drum in my neck of the woods!! All this industry in my parts, and I'm not able to find a drum.

Farm supply hardware stores in our area...do you have something like that close. Ask for 55 gal burn barrels. Hope that might help you find one.:|


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