Getting ready to build a stainless UDS. I bought this drum for $25.00 last week. I already made a basket when I had plans to build one about a year ago but lost interest.
That opening on the bottom was already there. I'm not sure why but I plan to attach a damper there by welding a bolt and using a stainless damper that I made for my offset. (I never use it.) The opening measures 2 5/16" and I'm wondering if it would be enough or if I should plan to make another damper. Also, since the lid is flat I will need to put the grate in the usual lower position. I figure I'll make a round damper with holes like the Big Papa style top vent out of stainless sheet metal. I have all the tools and scrap metal at my disposal so no problem there. I'll be reading up on this and other threads but any advice or tips are welcome.