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Old 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #9279
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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.
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File Type: jpg Drum interior height.jpg (57.9 KB, 802 views)
File Type: jpg Drum overall height.jpg (47.6 KB, 803 views)
File Type: jpg Drum ID.jpg (56.7 KB, 805 views)
File Type: jpg Base.jpg (52.0 KB, 806 views)
File Type: jpg Drum bottom w. base inverted.jpg (58.5 KB, 804 views)
File Type: jpg Drum dings.jpg (57.7 KB, 803 views)
File Type: jpg Lid OD.jpg (24.0 KB, 802 views)
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