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Norcoredneck 06-05-2008 09:20 PM

If a Redneck wanted to build a UDS
 
Ok here is how he would do it. Not that this is the right way or the only way but how I would do it. Will add steps as I complete them.

Divide drum into 3 sections

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3029.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3030.jpg

Layout grill holes.
I chose 1 3/4"" and 8" from top. You should assess the drum you are using.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3031.jpg

Layout Intake holes.
I chose 2" from bottom.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3032.jpg

Layout Gauge hole.
I chose 9" (1" below lower rack)

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3042.jpg

Centerpunch marks.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3034.jpg

Drill pilot holes.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3035.jpg



http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3036.jpg

Drill holes for Intake nipples
I use 1" which lets you thread 3/4" nipple (clean round hole)

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3039.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3040.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...IMG_3041-1.jpg

Drill out holes for Grate supports
I am going to use 1/4" bolts. I use Unibit to get clean holes in thin metal.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3037.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3038.jpg

Open up hole for gauge.
I use 3/4" hole which is a tight fit for a 1/2" pipe thread.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3043.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3044.jpg

Thread in 3/4" close nipples
I use cap to protect threads and screw in as far as possible.
This link will show alternative to welding nipples.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...2&postcount=40

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3047.jpg

Weld in Nipples

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3049.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3048.jpg

Install 3/4" ball valve.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3050.jpg

BBQ Grail 06-05-2008 09:23 PM

Thank you!

Bbq Bubba 06-05-2008 10:03 PM

Your the only redneck i know with a welder. :twisted:

Are you sure that holesaw isin't 1"?

Bbq Bubba 06-05-2008 10:04 PM

This might as well be made into a sticky right now.

NotleyQue 06-05-2008 10:06 PM

Norco gave me these exact same plans. Cheep and easy, and the UDS holds temps all night long.


This is (IMO) the best method to build one of these amazing smokers.

Norcoredneck 06-05-2008 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 656088)
Are you sure that holesaw isin't 1"?

Details details. Actualy 25mm. 1". Nice catch Bubba. Didn't know you knew how to make one. :mrgreen: Correction made. Thanks.

swamprb 06-05-2008 10:51 PM

Damn! I might as well go cut the toilet seat in half now!

417bullelk 06-06-2008 12:49 AM

I'm with Bubba.....please sticky this one ASAP. This is how I plan to build mine.

THANKS Norcoredneck!! Great job. I like the notes written on the barrel. You made it redneck proof!

Norcoredneck 06-06-2008 01:24 AM

[quote=Bbq Bubba;656088]Your the only redneck i know with a welder. :twisted:
quote]
I don't have A welder. You should know me by now, I have 5 :biggrin:

big brother smoke 06-06-2008 01:28 AM

Farking brilliant! Hey Pat, I am still up, can U believe it? :tongue:

michiana mark 06-06-2008 01:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big brother smoke (Post 656162)
Farking brilliant! Hey Pat, I am still up, can U believe it? :tongue:

Ya me too, course I just got home from work.

Barbarian 06-06-2008 02:00 AM

Very good tutorial.
Just curious, would you do the burnout before drilling the holes?

Barbarian 06-06-2008 02:04 AM

Oooops, just wondering also why three sections not four?
I thought it might be tougher for a redneck to do that cipherin'. I think Jethro would have gone with four sections. lol

Hook_Line_and_Sinker 06-06-2008 02:06 AM

I great looking build pictorial !

based on the genially accepted basic design !

Awesome work Pat!

CaptGrumpy 06-06-2008 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barbarian (Post 656169)
Oooops, just wondering also why three sections not four?
I thought it might be tougher for a redneck to do that cipherin'. I think Jethro would have gone with four sections. lol

Four section would require absolute precision to prevent rocking.
Three points will always stay stable and not rock, even if off a titch bit!


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