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biggs98 01-31-2013 04:31 PM

UDS Lid help
 
Any idea how to get the lid off cleanly??? Previous drums I had they took it off for me and rolled the top of the drum. Any help is always appreciated.

jrn 01-31-2013 04:41 PM

Carefully grind on the top of that lip. The top will fall in the drum. Use a angle grinder and a soft disc. Matter of fact somebody just posted pictures of these discs yesterday, I believe. There are several ways to do this, but this is my preferred method.

Carbon 01-31-2013 04:43 PM

I used an old wood chisel to cut the top. Took about 10 minutes and used an angle grinder to smooth out the edges.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...Q/P1060055.jpg

4uweque 01-31-2013 04:44 PM

I used a jig saw with a metal cutting blade the I laid the drum on its side over a piece of carpet and took a hammer to fold the lip flat. It worked well and didn't take long.

El Ropo 01-31-2013 04:47 PM

3/4" cold chisel and hammer works great, and is pretty fast. Just remember to wear ear protection, it gets loud.

Use it like a can opener, slightly angle chisel so it's not punching through but cutting, and angle the chisel blade towards outside of drum to get as close a cut as possible.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ 01-31-2013 05:16 PM

Air hammer with a chisel bit. Take your time and it will cut pretty clean.

funugy 01-31-2013 05:23 PM

I used my sawzall and cut right up against the lip, then broke the sharp edges with my angle grinder. Took about 10 min in all. It actually took me longer taking out my tools and setting up than the work did.

biggs98 01-31-2013 06:44 PM

Thx fellas.... If I cut it from the top, how am I going to be able to use the lid???

Carbon 01-31-2013 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biggs98 (Post 2349588)
Thx fellas.... If I cut it from the top, how am I going to be able to use the lid???

You don't, you borrow the lid from your kettle...:)))

jrn 01-31-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carbon (Post 2349592)
You don't, you borrow the lid from your kettle...:)))

Yep.

knakker123 01-31-2013 06:58 PM

This is how i did it. My english is a bit rusty but i`ll try to explain. This took me a while (about 30 minutes) but had a nice result. The lid of my barrel was curved around the cilinderend of the barrel . So i used my angle grinder with a fairly rough flap disc to grind off just a mm orso (sorry idk inches) from that `curve` at the side of the barrel.(just the lid layer) The lid came off clean and a perfecly flat barrelcilindertop remained. Carefull! The lid has razor sharp edges when it comes of.

jrn 01-31-2013 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knakker123 (Post 2349605)
This is how i did it. My english is a bit rusty but i`ll try to explain. This took me a while (about 30 minutes) but had a nice result. The lid of my barrel was curved around the cilinderend of the barrel . So i used my angle grinder with a fairly rough flap disc to grind off just a mm orso (sorry idk inches) from that `curve` at the side of the barrel.(just the lid layer) The lid came off clean and a perfecly flat barrelcilindertop remained. Carefull! The lid has razor sharp edges when it comes of.

Yeah I've done the same thing too. And no kidding the edge is like a razor! But it will work.

swamprb 01-31-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swamp Donkeyz BBQ (Post 2349452)
Air hammer with a chisel bit. Take your time and it will cut pretty clean.

Second this emotion!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/100_2335.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/100_2082.jpg

Don't forget the soon to be patented "swamprb flange mod"!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/100_2247.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/100_2083.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...r/100_2246.jpg

jrn 01-31-2013 09:25 PM

Swamp, I've been eyeballing my kettle bottom everytime I walk past it. Especially seeing as how I've got massive amounts of grease leaking down my closed top drum. What would you suggest cutting it with? Jig saw?

swamprb 01-31-2013 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrn (Post 2349806)
Swamp, I've been eyeballing my kettle bottom everytime I walk past it. Especially seeing as how I've got massive amounts of greasing leaking down my closed top drum. What would you suggest cutting it with? Jig saw?

Rotary cut off wheel!


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