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Unread 06-29-2009, 09:54 PM   #3501
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Originally Posted by FLORIDASMOKER View Post
Started reading this thread and needed to built a drum smoker since page 4. Question I bought the cheepo uni flame walmart 22.5 grill and the lid just about fits. Do i bent the crimp on the lid straight out and let it sit flat on the lip of the drum or does it have to over lap the lip of the drum in some way to lock it down? If I straighten it out it looks like it will sit right on the top of the drum lip.

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That is the one i have on mines. and I have a little bit of both going. First I flattened it completely, and let it rest on the top of the drum. but it got too hard to regulate temp because not a good seal. so then i tried to bend it to fit. and the lip is not quite big enough to fit all around, so half of it is bent, and the other half lays flat. on the flat portion, i have a couple various clamps that i use to clamp it down to give it a good seal.

Does that make any since?
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