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Old 06-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #55
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 07-11-06
Location: Norco, Ca.

Having trouble with progress. not fast enough! Post lock and can't edit to add steps. Sorry for repost.

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.

Add Handles (optional)
I got these at Home Depot in the Hardware isle by garage door section. Little tip pre-bend ears with pliers past radius of drum so they will bend and hug drum when tightened.

Low and Slow.....

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