Originally Posted by michiana mark
You have an air leak somewhere. Need a closer look at the drum. any air leak will feed the fire. Lid should fit on tight, and weld around the 3/4 " fittings if needed. I can't tell from the picture, is the base of the drum crimped on, or loose?
Would silicone work instead of welding around intakes?
( I am building a uds )
1st gen mes, amazin dust and pellet smoker, and the uds.