My UDS *sucks* but it works just fine. I have a 4 3/4" nipples about 3 inches off the bottom, 3 with caps, and one with the ball valve.
The basket is embrarrasing. I won't post pics of that. It's a inch Weber grate with 12x24 sections of expended sheet metal walls held on with stainless steel zip ties! It is mounted with bolts to an 18 inch pizza pan for ash, which works well. It looks like a bag of hammers, but gets it done.
Yes, it needs handles and whatnot... and paint. But that would be less ugly.