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sigpi906 05-07-2013 09:36 AM

I kinda screwed up my UDS build... Need a solution
 
It's not the end of the world, but I was new to using a step-bit when drilling the holes for the air intake. As such, the 1/2" nipples do screw in... kinda. But the conduit lock nuts dont hold them on.

So, is there some sort of epoxy or something that I can use to help stabilize the nipples? I don't have access to a welder, and I can use the UDS as it is... but I want it to be "right" and I'm not sure what my options are for getting the nipples to stick.

Side note: I've never typed out the word nipple so many times in my life. :clap2:

deguerre 05-07-2013 09:39 AM

JB weld is your friend. It's rated for up to 550 degrees so it might work.

Randbo 05-07-2013 09:41 AM

just put a lock nut on both sides. it dose not need to screw fit the hole.

hamiltont 05-07-2013 09:41 AM

You're screwing the "conduit lock nuts" on the same end of the 1/2" pipe and not from each end, right?

And what Randbo said ^^^

Teamfour 05-07-2013 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deguerre (Post 2473188)
jb weld is your friend. It's rated for up to 550 degrees so it might work.

^^^+1

Randbo 05-07-2013 09:48 AM

screw one locknut onto the nipple. insert the nipple into the side of the drum and put the next lock nut on the inside of the drum. The drum is sandwiched between the two locknuts.

sigpi906 05-07-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randbo (Post 2473195)
screw one locknut onto the nipple. insert the nipple into the side of the drum and put the next lock nut on the inside of the drum. The drum is sandwiched between the two locknuts.


Yeah, Randbo this is what I've done. Unfortunately it's still got quite a bit of wiggle to it... I mean it's really not "locked in". It's to the point where if I try to spin the nipple cap off, the nipple just spins with it.... and then it backs itself out of the hole.

Maybe JBweld is the next option. I'm clearly not cut out to understand the concept of how lock nuts work.

hamiltont 05-07-2013 10:17 AM

Are you using a hammer & screwdriver to tighten the lock nuts?

Bludawg 05-07-2013 10:18 AM

Just increase the intake size! 1/2" is too small unless you add 8. 3/4 minimum 1" even better then you only need 3 or 2 respectively

huskerfan1200 05-07-2013 10:43 AM

Fridge magnets!! :clap2:

twells427 05-07-2013 10:47 AM

fridge magnets +1 :)

Captain Dave 05-07-2013 11:50 AM

J.B.Weld... available at your auto parts store.

criffaaa1 05-07-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2473229)
Just increase the intake size! 1/2" is too small unless you add 8. 3/4 minimum 1" even better then you only need 3 or 2 respectively

What he said, I did 3 3/4" nipples 1" holes per this thread

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=43943

Captain Dave 05-07-2013 11:51 AM

I think I used 3/4" nipple in mine.

Captain Dave 05-07-2013 11:53 AM

Whatever you do, don't use magnets! Heat lessens a magnets power. If they fall off during a cook..... disaster.
Don't ask me how I know.


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