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Unread 06-07-2008, 05:48 PM   #43
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Divide drum into 3 sections

Layout grill holes.
I chose 1 3/4"" and 8" from top. You should assess the drum you are using.

Layout Intake holes.
I chose 2" from bottom.

Layout Gauge hole.
I chose 9" (1" below lower rack)

Centerpunch marks.

Drill pilot holes.

Drill holes for Intake nipples
I use 1" which lets you thread 3/4" nipple (clean round hole)

Drill out holes for Grate supports
I am going to use 1/4" bolts. I use Unibit to get clean holes in thin metal.

Open up hole for gauge.
I use 3/4" hole which is a tight fit for a 1/2" pipe thread.

Thread in 3/4" close nipples
I use cap to protect threads and screw in as far as possible.
This link will show alternative to welding nipples.

Weld in Nipples

Install 3/4" ball valve.

Install grate supports.
I use this set up. I go hex head in. It seems to keep grate from slipping off when setting in. Also nice when you spin grate.
I use 1 3/4" for top and 2" for bottom.

Install gauge.
Again use conduit nut that comes with gauge to lock in.

Low and Slow.....

The Prontologist is in...
Ok let's see your Butt!

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