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Unread 06-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #3499
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Originally Posted by helljack6 View Post
I measured my barrels this weekend while I was plotting where various holes are going. My barrel diameter is 23 1/2" so I need to come up with something for a modified dome lid. I've seen it before where you could just buy replacement weber kettle lids but I can't remeber where it was. HELP!!!! LMAO.
Here's a possible fix to consider since your barrell is a bit wider diameter than the lid of a Weber kettle. If you can obtain a stock flat lid that fits your drum, you can cut out about 22 inches of it and just keep the ring. That ring goes on the tip lip of the drum to make the diameter a little smaller.

Another possible fix is to just get the ring that holds a standard barrel lid on the the barrel. Cut off the bolt ends of the ring and weld the ring to the inside of the barrel. If you don't weld then drill and pop rivet. Anyway, the effect is the same; to make the inside diameter smaller so the Weber kettle ring fits.

This is the best I can explain it. I hope its sufficient.
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