Originally Posted by jd-santaclarita
Hi Guys - I am getting to the final stages of my UDS. I have the expended metal and charcoal grate and bolts to build the charcoal basket identical to Norco's example. The only deal is i thought i was getting a welder and a visit from someone who is a welder....that could help me weld it all up....long story short those 2 things are not coming together. Can someone steer me to a weldless version of this charcoal basket. I already bought the stuff, so i dont want to go with a different version of basket...hopefully there is a weldless version of this basket out there. I cant seem to find it though. Any thoughts?
I just finished a weldless version myself. I used wire to attach the expanded steel to the weber charcoal grate. I also used the wire to attach both ends of the expanded metal together. Norco mentions this technique at the end of this post: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=86
My wire was galvanized so I torched it with the weed burner to burn off the nasties.
Can't post any pictures right now as I am seasoning, however, once it is done I will post pictures of the basket and my new UDS!