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tmkshew 05-14-2010 05:08 PM

My first UDS...2 of them!
Yes that's right. I scored 2 55 gal barrels off of craigslist.

Problem is, I do not know how to weld. I also have never even attempted this before.

What kind of gameplan should I go for here? Thanks in advance guys I appreciate it.

I'm going to burn these badboys out.

Tweedle 05-14-2010 05:15 PM

I have 4 uds's I don't know how to weld either try these posts

The mother UDS thread (required reading lol)


The best how to thread.

Meat Burner 05-14-2010 05:20 PM

What ^^^ said. You don't need to weld anything. Pretty cool huh !!!

Skidder 05-14-2010 05:48 PM

Read,read,read at least the first 30 pages and you'll get it!

Sean "Puffy" Coals 05-14-2010 06:29 PM

just did a complete write up on my latest build- no welding.

Tweedle 05-15-2010 09:14 AM

Also built one an posted it on my blog

northern smokey 05-15-2010 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by Sean "Puffy" Coals (Post 1282301)
just did a complete write up on my latest build- no welding.

that is a really good design and nice layout. i do not know how to weld either but now i think i will try to build one.

good luck on the build tmkshew

tmkshew 05-23-2010 08:22 PM

4 Attachment(s)
Just thought I would give you guys an update if you're interested.

The build went AMAZING.
Here are some pics. I'm going to post a new thread in a few days describing how it all came together.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Alan in Ga 05-23-2010 09:11 PM

Good looking build.

vr6Cop 05-23-2010 09:14 PM

Nice UDS, but there is a dirty bird on the side of it. Titans fan mod :biggrin:

dgassaway 05-24-2010 10:51 AM

Cool drum. Nice job, especially like the casters and the top grate.

Bushwacker 05-24-2010 10:57 AM

Nice looking drum ya got there,, great job....

moda253 05-24-2010 12:12 PM

I'm curious how some of these more "intricate" designs are doing as far as putting out BBQ. What are teh burn times on 10lbs of charcoal? How are the temp swings? Here was my blog entry:

I took a 55 gallon and drilled 3 holes 2" up from the bottom, and threaded 3 1/2" nipples in them. On one I screwed a 1/2" ball valve on it.

I then drilled 3 1/4" holes 7" from the top of the drum and secured 2" bolts in them. I laid a cooking grate in there.

Oh and I also bent a couple pieces of expanded metal into a circle and attached a 13" Cooking grate 2" inside of it.

Then I cooked.

peppasawce 05-24-2010 12:22 PM

Great job on the UDS man, and as I see you are a Ray Lewis Fan also.. Go Ravens

Dylan's Dad 05-24-2010 12:23 PM

Very nice UDS...Love the top grate! :thumb:

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