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Old 04-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #73
Got Wood.
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Join Date: 01-09-12
Location: Maple Grove, MN

There's really no way a leaky lid can fuel the coals.
There must be a draft coming from somewhere.

My UDS is a drum that's open on both ends.
I use the original cover as the bottom & don't even ratchet them together...There's a tight enough seal that I often have trouble getting them separated.
This seal gets better & better, with the drippings from each use.

My Weber lid also leaked, originally...
But, with use comes enough seasoning to seal that, as well.

If your coals are burning that hot, I suspect that something in the bottom of your UDS is feeding them oxygen.
22.5" OTS, 18.5" OTS, UDS, R2D2 & ECB
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