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sincitydisciple01 07-17-2012 10:07 PM

Dome lid for UDS
 
While at Wally World the other day, I saw that they have a 22.5 inch kettle grill for about $40. Anyone have any luck with getting the dome lid to fit on their drum? thanks!

martyleach 07-17-2012 10:31 PM

Well, we need a little more info than that... Who makes it? It also depends on your drum. They are not all the same size. I find that a 22-1/2" weber kettle lid will fit perfectly on most drums turned upside down. Cut the bottom out and weld in the top.

El Ropo 07-17-2012 10:41 PM

If it's the Uniflame that most walmarts are selling, the lid is slightly too small to fit on most 55 gallon drums. But there is the aluminum flat bar mod mounted to the inside of the drum lip that fixes the issue nicely.

rabeb25 07-18-2012 07:51 AM

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...41295915_n.jpg

Takes some finagling but it will work.

sincitydisciple01 07-18-2012 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by El Ropo (Post 2139607)
If it's the Uniflame that most walmarts are selling, the lid is slightly too small to fit on most 55 gallon drums. But there is the aluminum flat bar mod mounted to the inside of the drum lip that fixes the issue nicely.

Awesome! Can you get the flat bar @ Lowes or HD, or is that something found at a metal shop? thanks!

daninnewjersey 07-18-2012 08:34 AM

I just bought 2 of them as replacements for the lids I lost. Take a pair of plyers and flatten out the edge of the lid. It will chip the paint but you can spray high temp paint on the exposed metal. Place the lid on the drum, tap any uneven parts of the lip with a hammer and wood block. It will be almost air tight, but believe me....100% air tight is not necessary.......

1FUNVET 07-18-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by daninnewjersey (Post 2139881)
I just bought 2 of them as replacements for the lids I lost. Take a pair of plyers and flatten out the edge of the lid. It will chip the paint but you can spray high temp paint on the exposed metal. Place the lid on the drum, tap any uneven parts of the lip with a hammer and wood block. It will be almost air tight, but believe me....100% air tight is not necessary.......

That's what i did in my second one. On my first one i had the guys in the fab shop cut the drum lid to fit diameter of dome lid and weld it together.Pliers and a hammer is easier.

ArtisanGrillandSmoker 07-18-2012 10:23 AM

I found a used Weber grill off craigslist and the dome lid fit perfectly on my 55 gallon UDS. I do like the flatbar mod to ensure a better seal though, great idea! I will be borrowing that one....

DaveMW 07-18-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by sincitydisciple01 (Post 2139875)
Awesome! Can you get the flat bar @ Lowes or HD, or is that something found at a metal shop? thanks!

I got my flat bar at Home Depot.

Kullas 07-18-2012 10:53 AM

I flattened mine with some pliers and hammered flat to make a good seal

NeoTrout 07-18-2012 11:19 AM

I found an old "Copper Mist" kettle at a garage sale. $3. The lid was minty, the bowl, not so much. I cut the top of the bowl off about an inch down, attached some stove gasket all around and smooshed it in the drum. Fits like a glove. :clap2::clap2::clap2:

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...t/P6180054.jpg

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...t/P6180050.jpg

DJnKY 07-18-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by daninnewjersey (Post 2139881)
Take a pair of plyers and flatten out the edge of the lid. It will chip the paint but you can spray high temp paint on the exposed metal. Place the lid on the drum, tap any uneven parts of the lip with a hammer and wood block.

This is easier done than typed!!! The only down side is the idea of tearing up something ya just bought:sad:. Easier fix than the flat bar mod, or the grind the drum top ridge mod.

Grabnabber 07-18-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by NeoTrout (Post 2140139)
I found an old "Copper Mist" kettle at a garage sale. $3. The lid was minty, the bowl, not so much. I cut the top of the bowl off about an inch down, attached some stove gasket all around and smooshed it in the drum. Fits like a glove. :clap2::clap2::clap2:

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...t/P6180054.jpg

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...t/P6180050.jpg

Looks pretty good.

Wait til you see the charcoal basket. :bounce:

sincitydisciple01 07-22-2012 03:29 AM

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Had to get an extra set of hands from my brother, but we got the strip bar installed on one of my drums. It's not airtight, but seemed to hold up well enough on a practice burn. Will probably cook on it next weekend.

As for the actual Walmart grill I used for the dome lid, it's such a cheap piece of junk and a fire hazard, that it's a class action lawsuit waiting to happen. Attachment 68006
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expatpig 07-22-2012 09:22 AM

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I used the top of the Wally World kettle on a friends, used the bottom on my latest #5 UDS. Bolted the bottom to a cut out flat lid...works great.


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