Well thought I would share a few work in progress pics
This is a picture of my blower assembly. It is the bottom of 2 #12 cans (peaches I think...). The inside one was scalloped by bending it every 1/2 with a plyers - that made it just slightly smaller than the one on the outside.
The guts - expanded metal basket, rebar chicken foot for feet and a lifting handle, commerical aluminum pizza pan bottom - oh and an air diffuser (since I am using a blower)
Basket ready to load (ok, this is what was left from the last burn - but it was a nice even burn)
Inside of drum - note the single 3/4" air intake (it is connected to the blower). The other item to note is the valve stem for the temp probe.
Ready to light with diffuser and basket assembly in place
Still work to be done...but fully operational. Only posting this picture to show the outside view of the valve stem (for temp probe).