Originally Posted by brewerjamie15
Worked on the UDS again today. Not too long though, added the nipples into the holes ( I used 3/4" close) added the elbow for my "up pipe" thingy.
Finalized the green paint, pulled tape from the portions that will be painted gold.
Put another coat of paint on the lid.
The intakes went in quite tightly. As a matter of fact, I had to file out the holes a little bit.
Instead of a 7/8" hole saw I'd use 1" if I were to make another UDS. Even though the nipples were tapered, they were a struggle to get in.
Has anyone tried to use JB Weld to better adhere the intakes on the inside of the drum? I'm going to try it. I don't want the intakes loosening up and paying a welder costs more than an attempt at JB Weld. (package says it'll hold to 700 degrees F)
Overkill in my opinion. I never welded anything on my UDS. The electric conduit nuts worked totally fine. And say after a year or so if they loosen up, just get another one. The nuts that I found were not exactly identical on both sides. One side the "teeth" kind of bent in one direction. So I "aimed" those teeth into the metal from inside the drum and the one on the outside. Then I just tightened really well and it stuck just fine. Most of them actually don't even touch the metal yet because the whole was tight enough.