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Old 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #9279
Nemo
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Join Date: 02-29-12
Location: Suburb of NYC
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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, 789 views)
File Type: jpg Drum overall height.jpg (47.6 KB, 790 views)
File Type: jpg Drum ID.jpg (56.7 KB, 792 views)
File Type: jpg Base.jpg (52.0 KB, 793 views)
File Type: jpg Drum bottom w. base inverted.jpg (58.5 KB, 791 views)
File Type: jpg Drum dings.jpg (57.7 KB, 790 views)
File Type: jpg Lid OD.jpg (24.0 KB, 789 views)
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