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Unread 08-10-2011, 06:24 PM   #8413
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 08-06-11
Location: Hendersonville, TN
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I got a little done today. I cut the bottom of the drum out and I found the inside is unlined. All I have to do is clean out the Windshield Washer fluid and then start drilling the intake holes.

The lid is a little tighter than I realized. I think I'll grind off the rim with a angled edge from the outside to the inside rim edge. I think that will make it just right. As it is right now, it will fit if I press it in place and then it takes a little effort to remove it. I don't want that lid to fight me when the heat is on.

Also I discovered that the bottom cutout can serve as my ash pan. I started to form some sides on it with a hammer and using a log laying by my shop, I can probably get it more or less stretched into a half way decent pan. It doesn't have to be pretty, but I want the sides closer to the 17" diameter so I don't have to fight to get it out of the drum to empty the ash and refill the charcoal.
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Last edited by hankll; 08-10-2011 at 08:32 PM..
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