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derektr81 10-18-2013 08:57 PM

UDS Question
 
Sorry if I am asking this question in the wrong place. I am making my second UDS but the lid does not have a bung hole. Does anyone have a recommended method to cut a hole and add a stack on the lid of the UDS? Thanks in advance.

mikemci 10-18-2013 09:12 PM

you could use a piece of 2" electrical conduit with a lock nut on each side of the lid. Using a hole saw to match the outside diameter of the conduit.

Fwismoker 10-18-2013 09:26 PM

derek, you could try something like this, all you need is a small drill bit (step bit)

https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/stor...rum-smoker-kit

cowgirl 10-18-2013 10:31 PM

One more option...
I drilled 8 holes around the perimeter of the lid on mine for even exhaust.

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/...ds-so-far.html


http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...100_5969-1.jpg



http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...lbum/006-4.jpg


Good luck with what ever you go with!

dadsr4 10-19-2013 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowgirl (Post 2663354)
One more option...
I drilled 8 holes around the perimeter of the lid on mine for even exhaust.

http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/...ds-so-far.html


http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...100_5969-1.jpg



http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...lbum/006-4.jpg


Good luck with what ever you go with!

Here is a link with a template.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...postcount=6010

cowgirl 10-19-2013 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dadsr4 (Post 2663749)

lol Wish that would have existed when I built my drum. Would have made it a lot easier. :-D

J-Rod 10-19-2013 11:37 AM

Hole saw of proper diameter(to match O.D. of pipe used). If using a threaded pipe go a touch smaller than pipe OD so you can sort of thread it into the lid.

Teleking 10-19-2013 11:40 AM

Leave the lid alone and drill the exhaust holes in the side near the top. Keeps the rain out and works perfect.

Bludawg 10-19-2013 11:57 AM

Mine didn't have a bung so I made one. I used a 2/12" cable clamp. Lay out the hole drill 1/8" holes around the circumference, cut the pieces between the holes with a chisel or a flathead screw driver and a few lite hammer taps.
http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/a...51/UDS/155.jpg
http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/a...51/UDS/154.jpg

Fwismoker 10-19-2013 12:01 PM

Oh another option is 3/4" black elbows around the outside (4 of them) and you can plug them when you shut down. Thats a good way for if it rains...water can't get in.

Teleking 10-19-2013 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fwismoker (Post 2663787)
Oh another option is 3/4" black elbows around the outside (4 of them) and you can plug them when you shut down. Thats a good way for if it rains...water can't get in.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...1/DSC00209.jpg
I think I said that already but you don't need elbows. Just cover with magnets when done.

ssbbqguy 10-19-2013 01:18 PM

All of the 55gallon smokers I build are equipped with a 3.5" length of 12 guage new exhaust tubing. The 85's and 110 gallon models get a 4" flue, a little longer. Both are centered and the 3.5" is designed to be run wide open. Just adjust the intake. The larger ones are used as a damper too depending on product load. These are real numbers and facts. Steve.

Fwismoker 10-19-2013 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Teleking (Post 2663830)
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...1/DSC00209.jpg
I think I said that already but you don't need elbows. Just cover with magnets when done.

I haven't done elbows and plugs but i know people that use them and it works great...sure nothing at all wrong with it.


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