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Bbq Bubba 08-07-2008 09:59 PM

No weld Drum basket
 
Finally got around to making a "proper" basket for my drum.

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3...otos056ls2.jpg
By imn88fan

Started with a 8" x 48" piece of expando, bent carefully around a propane tank to form the shape and bolted together....

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9...otos057pw8.jpg
By imn88fan

Used bailing wire to tie it to a Weber kettle charcoal grate.....

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6...otos059ku2.jpg
By imn88fan

Added 3 - 3 1/2"x5/16" carriage bolts with double washers and nuts for feet....

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6...otos058bk8.jpg
By imn88fan

Use a length of thick wire for a handle and you've got a basket capable of 14 hr + burns! :biggrin:

BBQ Grail 08-07-2008 10:01 PM

Bubba McGyver!

HB-BBQ 08-07-2008 10:02 PM

Looks good Bubba, perfect for those of us without the welding gift.

Mad Max 08-07-2008 10:03 PM

Nice basket. I like the handle, comes in handy.

Cliff H. 08-07-2008 11:22 PM

That's the way I did it.

BIGWILLY 08-07-2008 11:50 PM

Oh Bubba!
 
That's the ticket,

you could get "carbon credits" for that.

Mattzilla 08-08-2008 12:38 AM

That's essentially my basket as well.

OSD 08-08-2008 05:30 AM

Nice job!!

StayDown 08-08-2008 06:11 AM

Two questions...

1. How long is the handle you have on there? I am guessing short enough to not bother the cooking grate once placed inside the drum.

2. This wqill be more for those that weld...unless Tig welding and using specific stainless to cold rolled filler rod...how would you weld the expanded metal basket to the stainless charcoal grate?




Nice job man. way to make due with what you have!! I bet it works great!



What are your dimensions on it?



Hmmm..just realized that is 3 questions!

Norcoredneck 08-08-2008 07:22 AM

To weld stainless to steel you can use stainless rod or wire. If I am not mistaken that is a steel charcoal grate from a weber. I use ones from Home Depot. A 18" kettle replacement is 14" and cost less than $9. they also have them for the smaller ones. Most grills like webers use plated steel grills anyway.

Norcoredneck 08-08-2008 07:25 AM

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3089.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3087.jpg

StayDown 08-08-2008 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 706653)
To weld stainless to steel you can use stainless rod or wire. If I am not mistaken that is a steel charcoal grate from a weber. I use ones from Home Depot. A 18" kettle replacement is 14" and cost less than $9. they also have them for the smaller ones. Most grills like webers use plated steel grills anyway.



Good to know..I thought they were stainless...not that it actually matters because I will be tig welding all of my stuff with a Miller Synchrowave 250 (water cooled) ! :biggrin:

Spydermike72 08-08-2008 07:46 AM

So the handle is to easily remove the trash that is thrown into the garbage can ?? :mrgreen::mrgreen:

PaSmoker 08-08-2008 08:29 AM

Bubba...I have a can of "Aqua Net", 2 quarters and an old toothbrush...can you make me a mini UDS?:razz:.......Nice job, I like the handle idea, may stop the underarm grease marks on my shirts

Cre-B-Ce 08-08-2008 10:07 AM

That's how I did mine, except I added an ash pan later.

http://www.hockey-love.com/images/uds2.jpg

http://www.hockey-love.com/images/basket.jpg

I ended up drilling large holes all the way around the side of the pan for better air flow.


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