Just completed my 2nd UDS. Going to give it to a friend of mine. Here are the materials I used. These instructions are for the non-metal working capable among us(me included).
4 - ¼" x 3.5" stainless steel partially threaded carriage bolts
8 - ¼" stainless steel nuts
These hold the grate.
22" Replacement grate from Academy - $5.99
Charcoal bowl from academy - $4.99(Punched a bunch of holes in this with the step bit)
4 - ½" x 6" black pipe nipple
4 - ½" black pipe caps
8- ½" locking nuts for conduit - steel, not galvanized.
These provide air flow and hold the charcoal bowl
Used a step bit to cut the holes for the pipe. About 3" from the bottom. Used ¼" drill bit to drill the carriage bolt holes about 27" from the bottom
This barrel had to have the lid cut off and I am using the lid from my first UDS as the lid for this one. On my first UDS, I use my weber kettle lid.
This barrel was brand new and had no interior coating, so no need for a burn out. I may hit it with the weed burner just to make sure.
I left the original paint on the outside, I think it will be fine. If it starts to peel, I will let my buddy handle that one.
In the lid, I punched four ½" holes and inserted SS hole caps.
Wannabe BBQ Illuminati
Last edited by jgh1204; 10-06-2007 at 12:38 PM..