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socalwelder 05-02-2009 07:35 PM

got food grade uds
i finally got my food grade UDS today and started work on it as soon as i got home
i bought two of them for 12 dollars each here in San Antonio they are on craigslist if anyone in the area wants one, they have like 30 of them.

anyways, here some pics of the build so far I have to weld it at work Monday
so its not complete,hope to be cooking by this weekend if all works out.
awsome fishing trip
my boy working
ok getting to the work
thats all for now i'll post more once i finish welding and painting

Chenernator 05-02-2009 11:52 PM

Nice fish.

That barrel looks like it has some kind of liner. It's not bare steel is it?

ipls3355 05-03-2009 07:20 AM

Better give that drum a good burn before you cook on it.

socalwelder 05-03-2009 08:08 AM

it was for tomato paste damn that stuff won't come out

ganso 05-03-2009 08:41 AM

I would burn out the inside to remove coating, and is your ball valve full port, it looks like an appliance valve, that hole may not give you enough air flow. Have fun, nice to see your son helping out.

McClung 05-03-2009 09:00 AM

Looking good! You're gonna love the thing. Put some handles on the side for moving it around. I stuck a couple up on the lid too.

blues_n_cues 05-03-2009 09:31 AM

nice build so far & great haul of mahi & blackfin. man i sure miss port a.

jturk 05-03-2009 09:35 AM

You have me looking for drum on our local Craigslist.

biggs98 05-03-2009 09:49 AM

Awesome pics so far.....make sure you burn that liner out before your first cook. That red liner may take up to 3 burns and some elbow grease. Happy Drummin!!!

garyk1398 05-03-2009 11:48 AM

Looks like you are "well into" the build....but like the others above have said. Burn that thing out. The lack of shinny-ness to the inside concerns me.

socalwelder 05-03-2009 01:30 PM

I am going to burn out the inside of the drum its to hard to get in there with a grinder
and grind it out i also tried thinner and that didn't work either so a all day burn at work will help i hope thanks for all the comments and a thanks to norco for the dimensions
can't wait for the first cook.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 05-03-2009 01:51 PM

Food grade usually means that it has something like a reddish epoxy-phenolic blend or straight phenolic lining that is really tough to get out. Can takes more time than building the UDS itself, but you gotta get it all out of there.

Not everyone has success with getting it all out by burning alone.

cowgirl 05-03-2009 03:18 PM

Socialwelder, great job on your UDS! Love that fish picture!:cool::biggrin:

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