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Unread 05-18-2013, 03:29 PM   #10890
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So today I assembled all the parts and got cracking. Drilling the holes worked well - the fit was perfect.

The drill bit for 3/4" pipe parts: I did snap both of the drill guides in getting this done, but that's mostly because I am new to drilling metal.

I tried out the holes on some thin metal first before drilling the barrel - it all fit perfectly and threaded straight in:

The three air inlets in - 2 x 3/4" pipes and 1 x 1" pipe for the ball-valve:

One of the 3/4" inlets with the cap showing:

These are the u-bolts I will use to support the 2 grills:

Starting to grind out the inside:

The 1" ball-valve:

The lid - stripped of paint, and with 2 new air inlets and the handle:

That's it for now - the barrel is burning away and the outside paint is melting off, but I wont be getting anything more done until next week, when my grills should be ready (no Weber here :( )

Couldn't have done this without this great thread!
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