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Unread 10-12-2009, 03:49 PM   #16
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Don't zoom in the welding, please! I don't have gas for my MIG yet, so I had to use cored wire- yuck! At least the basket doesn't show (except here). I'm a toolmaker by trade, and we only like to make things once, and build them to last. I spent a lot of time thinking about it, and reading great stuff here from The Brethren.

True, I only have three holes, but they're 1-1/4", which is bigger than normal. I have an idea cooking for the throttle, and now I have to figure out a clean way to block the other two. The fire started out at 425, and I think I could have kept that up with a full shot of coal. I only used a chimney-full- the basket was about 1/3 of capacity.

With the price of the drum and the lid, plus all of the bling and a couple Weber grates, I'll probably have close to $200 in it- kind of spendy for a home made, but it should last forever.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:14 PM   #17
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The fire started out at 425, and I think I could have kept that up with a full shot of coal. I only used a chimney-full- the basket was about 1/3 of capacity.

With the price of the drum and the lid, plus all of the bling and a couple Weber grates, I'll probably have close to $200 in it- kind of spendy for a home made, but it should last forever.
That should be fine it's hard to tell the size.

$200 bucks doesn't seem bad at all. Go to the BDS page and check out the price for the stainless model.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:18 PM   #18
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That's a great looking build you got going on there. i like the U-bolt idea. Where did you score the SS Barrel? Can you get any more??...
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:24 PM   #19
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Found the drum on craigs- he only had the one. I left work in the middle of the day to go get it!
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #20
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That's an inspired build!!! Outstanding!!!
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #21
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Found the drum on craigs- he only had the one. I left work in the middle of the day to go get it!
I would've too....Nice Score!!!
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Unread 10-12-2009, 04:59 PM   #22
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Not trying to hijack Mush's thread but I got mine for $5.00.



I guess we were both just lucky and in the right place at the right time. Mine came from a garage sale. I did a little better in the final price at only $135. I was curious on whether Arcticproducts was getting any business from my initial order and my subsiquent passing along the info to you all. Here is their response:

Thanks so much for the picture! We have gotten a few inquiries lately about our lid. THANKS!! Enjoy your BBQ! Pam Customer Service Arctic Products -----Original Message----- From: pbrannan@cfl.rr.com [pbrannan@cfl.rr.com] Sent: Sunday, October 11, 200910:56 AMTo: info@arcticproducts.com Subject: Stainless steel lids I recently purchased a lid from you fine folks. Said I would send a pic of its use. Well here it is: See attachement. Paul Brannan P.S. Have you gotten any orders from other bbq'ers???? Just curious, because a bunch of them have asked where I got mine.

Good looking build Mush.....

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Unread 10-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #23
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Nice! They should give you one for half price for "drumming" up business.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 05:22 PM   #24
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Paul's incredible drum is the inspiration for my build. I'll have to send Arctic a pic of mine too. I just hope it doesn't go to their head and they jack up the price on us! Stay tuned over the next couple weeks- I have some more custom touches in mind....
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Unread 10-12-2009, 05:37 PM   #25
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Very nice build with some creative ideas!

Wish I had some of the skills you guys have - I'll have to take a welding class one of these days.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 08:54 PM   #26
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Nice job! It should last you a lifetime.

And its so good to see that you didn't fark it up and use Ball valves on it!!
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Unread 10-13-2009, 04:40 AM   #27
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Very nice build and great ideas on the basket!!
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Unread 10-13-2009, 09:10 AM   #28
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cool. that 1 w/ the silver lid looks like the tinman from the wiz of oz.
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #29
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Man, that is freakin' sweet!! Love the fire basket/u-bolt combination. The ability to raise the fire basket...genius!! Happy Cooking!
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Nice build Mush.

Paul B - I really like the sliding door lower vent. It reminds me of my egg.
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