Originally Posted by 10_Bears
Question for those with drum lids and not kettle lids on their UDS's. Is the weight of the lid on its own enough to create a seal or am I better off using the locking ring for a tight seal.
Another question I have is regarding paint. Everyone says to use high temp paint, if I paint the drum in high temp then a normal paint colour in sections over that, do you think it will be ok? I see people with stickers on their drums so assume it would be ok, but would like to hear from the Brethren.
When I did a burn out on my drum it warped the barrel opening a tad bit so when I put my lid on it kinda snaps on. Its a perfect seal. Also I think you would be fine with the paint when I'm cooking at 250 on my drum I can touch it without burning myself. They don't really get super hot on the outside. Or at least mine doesn't.