No problem using the expanded 3/4" for the grate,
I had thought about it but went with a replacement Weber instead.
It was cheaper and plated too.
If you find a deal on dollies, let us know, HF no-longer carries them.
Originally Posted by jcinadr
Finished reading, barrels are in the back of my truck (veggie oil - no liner), a few more errands and should be able to build (and test
) this weekend.
Alas it took 2 weeks for me to finish the thread, and I forgot some points.
1) dolly wheels - any problems with bolting them to the barrel - or should I just wait and get a barrel dolly
2) I think I have seen expanded steel #9x3/4 used for the walls and bottom of the basket - any problems with using it as the cooking grate as well?
I plan on using the liberated ash tray from the wal-mart grill (I may pop some vent holes in the side of it. Will use 3 or 4 3/4" pipe nipples (or whatever the really short ones are called), with on 3/4 valve. Basket will be a roll made of a 12"x48" strip of #9x3/4 expanded mesh (should be aprox 14" in diameter), with the bottom mounted at about 3 inches. Bottom of basket and grate are yet to be determined (see above).
I have not given thought to extras such as handles, but it will have a bottle opener.
Oh, and Hi - great forum. I think I enjoyed reading about ABT's, Armadillo Eggs, Chicken lollipops, and boink balls almost as much as the UDS.