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Grizzly6 07-24-2013 03:06 PM

looking for a lid for an 85gallon drum
 
Does anyone know where to find a dome lid for an 85gal drum? I have the flat lid and would like to have a dome lid for it. I have searched online, but alas I am not that great with the interwebz.

Thanks in advance for your helping...

QansasjayhawQ 07-24-2013 03:18 PM

Wow! How wide is an 85gal drum?

Will the lid from a Weber Ranch fit it?

http://www.weber.com/grills/series/r...e/ranch-kettle

Mrpotamus 07-24-2013 03:20 PM

I have heard of people using the 26.75" weber OTG lid for an 85 gallon drum.

bluzieq 07-24-2013 08:26 PM

I have a 85 gallon uglydrum. I used a masterbilt 26 inch kettle grill lid I got on clearance at home depot. I had to cut off the top ring on the drum.

Grizzly6 07-25-2013 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by bluzieq (Post 2564177)
I have a 85 gallon uglydrum. I used a masterbilt 26 inch kettle grill lid I got on clearance at home depot. I had to cut off the top ring on the drum.

Thank you. The Weber lid is $168 from them... Not sure if I want to spend that kind of money on the ugly drum

El Ropo 07-25-2013 09:54 AM

Keep an eye out on craigslist for a used 26" kettle, and scavenge it for parts. As was mentioned above, it doesn't have to be a weber kettle, there are several knock off 26.5" kettles out there.

On cutting the top of the drum off, I wouldn't want to do that for myself. The better option would be to add a strip of flat bar stock to the inside of the drum that the kettle lid can sit on.

swamprb 07-25-2013 11:53 AM

The lid from my vintage 26" Weber Bar-B-Q-Kettle fits perfectly on my 85 gallon UDS.

Maximum Burn 07-25-2013 02:26 PM

is it SIDEWAYS barrel or up and down?, get another barrel i suppose? on my Char King it IS a barrel cut in half sideways

hope that helps

but you have a real barrel? 26 " seems small? did you buy it that way?

DownHomeQue 07-25-2013 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximum Burn (Post 2565154)
is it SIDEWAYS barrel or up and down?, get another barrel i suppose? on my Char King it IS a barrel cut in half sideways

hope that helps

but you have a real barrel? 26 " seems small? did you buy it that way?


Are you serious? :crazy:

Maximum Burn 07-25-2013 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DownHomeQue (Post 2565302)
Are you serious? :crazy:


hey, your the guy looking for a barrel lid, go make one or buy a new barrel, :mad2:

DownHomeQue 07-25-2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maximum Burn (Post 2565305)
hey, your the guy looking for a barrel lid, go make one or buy a new barrel, :mad2:


I'm not the one that started this thread... LOL A UDS is a Vertical smoker made out of a drum. May want to check more into what you are talking about before you make comments there buddy.. :laugh:

Maximum Burn 07-25-2013 03:39 PM

nice way to treat someone on their first day, you are no buddy of mine, if a UDS is a vertical smoker why isn;t it VDS unless you don't want to go posting around that you want to put a lid on your VD

DownHomeQue 07-25-2013 03:39 PM

Most UDS's are made of 55 Gallon barrels most of which are about 22 inches wide.. so it makes perfect sense that an 85 gallon barrel would be wider.. and taller for the extra 30 gallons

Maximum Burn 07-25-2013 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by DownHomeQue (Post 2565320)
Most UDS's are made of 55 Gallon barrels most of which are about 22 inches wide.. so it makes perfect sense that an 85 gallon barrel would be wider.. and taller for the extra 30 gallons

great, we agree that 26" is too small :clap:

DownHomeQue 07-25-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximum Burn (Post 2565324)
great, we agree that 26" is too small :clap:

Don't agree on that.. lol


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