View Single Post
Old 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #9279
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 02-29-12
Location: Suburb of NYC

Howdy all,

Thought I'd add my UDS build to this massive and treasure trove thread.

My barrel is stainless and at least 40 years old. Came out of a chicken soup factory originally. It was handed down to me so I have a bit of the history.

Anyway, here are some before pictures. Until I find a donor weber, I'm going to use the flat lid. Since it'll mostly live outside I was thinking of a vent pipe arrangement. Planning a standard layout otherwise so there will be three 3/4 intakes (one with a valve) but here's my first question about the top vent...

Would one 2" OD vent on the lid suffice? There's no bung hole on the lid, it's smooth, so I was thinking of adding a flange then threading on a pipe (8-12" or so) which I can then thread on a cap to keep it weather tight or just shut it down.

Would anyone advise against this? I've read probably 75% of the posts here and searched too but can't find something specific enough.

Thanks a bunch for any advice.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Drum interior.jpg (40.3 KB, 813 views)
File Type: jpg Drum interior height.jpg (57.9 KB, 813 views)
File Type: jpg Drum overall height.jpg (47.6 KB, 814 views)
File Type: jpg Drum ID.jpg (56.7 KB, 816 views)
File Type: jpg Base.jpg (52.0 KB, 817 views)
File Type: jpg Drum bottom w. base inverted.jpg (58.5 KB, 815 views)
File Type: jpg Drum dings.jpg (57.7 KB, 814 views)
File Type: jpg Lid OD.jpg (24.0 KB, 813 views)
Nemo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->