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Unread 01-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #9181
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Just made this charcoal basket out of perf'd stainless. Doing a burn tomorrow and hopefully cooking on Thursday.



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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:09 AM   #9182
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I am considering using a "repurposed" shopping cart I have as a charcoal basket for my uds. it is painted, but i'm sure a good burn will take care of the paint. Does anybody have any other concerns that I'm not thinking about?
Aren't most shopping carts galvanized? You can get the steel grate most of us use at homedepot for $20.Throw a 20% HF coupon on it and you pay $16.

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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #9183
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Just made this charcoal basket out of perf'd stainless. Doing a burn tomorrow and hopefully cooking on Thursday.



Very nice looking basket. Seems a shame to get it all dirty
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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #9184
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Aren't most shopping carts galvanized? You can get the steel grate most of us use at homedepot for $20.Throw a 20% HF coupon on it and you pay $16.

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i was thinking that since it was painted, it would be plain steel under, but you may be right.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #9185
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I am in interested in building my own uds after reading over the wealth of information in this forum (and others). I have found a source for $10 drums here in Pasadena, TX, the only problem is they held race fuel. I have read mixed feelings in regards to this being safe to use for a cooker. What are ya'lls feelings regarding these drums.
Mine originally had diesel oil in it. A couple of good scrubbings, a long and HOT burn, and more scrubbing/sanding and you should be good to go...especially if race fuel tastes as good as diesel oil......
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Very nice looking basket. Seems a shame to get it all dirty
This is the best looking basket on this forum man. And SS I am jealous
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I am in interested in building my own uds after reading over the wealth of information in this forum (and others). I have found a source for $10 drums here in Pasadena, TX, the only problem is they held race fuel. I have read mixed feelings in regards to this being safe to use for a cooker. What are ya'lls feelings regarding these drums.
IMHO I would not do it, but it is your health. Metal is porous and I do not care how many burns you do, there will be always a chance that stuff can leak out. There is a reason why they make "food grade" drums. The spray on liner stops any contamination entering the bare metal. Hope this
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If metal is so porous what keeps the racing fuel from just leaking out through the metal?

Or how could steel be used to hold.a.gas with small molecules like hydrogen?
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Got so much info from this thread when I built my drum. Decided to built a cut off vent for it.

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If metal is so porous what keeps the racing fuel from just leaking out through the metal?

Or how could steel be used to hold.a.gas with small molecules like hydrogen?
Dude, I have never seen hydrogen or any gas transported in steel drum - did you? They use special gas cylinders.

And I never said that metal is "so porous" it is somewhat, but go head and use it I do not care. I was just answering his ?
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alright, im moving forward with my uds build. im going to pick up a $10 race fuel drum friday (i was worried about the fuel tank but thought about how many large offset smokers are made from old lp tanks). i have a salvaged old smokey grill (extra large) for grates and lid. im gonna build my charcoal basket out of my "repurposed" shopping cart (worried about being galvanized but checked areas where paint was chipped away and much to my delight i noticed surface rust which means not galvanized correct?!?) so its looking like i will have sweet blue billowing out of this thing while only spending like $30 unless something goes seriously wrong. wish me luck!
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Aren't most shopping carts galvanized? You can get the steel grate most of us use at homedepot for $20.Throw a 20% HF coupon on it and you pay $16.

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Dude, I have never seen hydrogen or any gas transported in steel drum - did you? They use special gas cylinders.

And I never said that metal is "so porous" it is somewhat, but go head and use it I do not care. I was just answering his ?
Those "Special Cylinders " are made of steel. A little thicker guage but steel. Surface of steel is not smooth it is microscopically rough but not pourous by no means it does not absorb.
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I picked up my drum today to begin my UDS build. I am in the process of rinsing out with dish soap and water before i begin the beheading process. I also stopped by home depot and picked up my pipe nipples and caps. I still need to get to harbor freight to pick up my one inch ball valve (considerably cheaper than home depot especially with the 20% off and free multimeter. My Old Smokey lid fit pretty good, does need a little fine tuning but not bad for now. This is going to be a fun build.
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That looks good already!
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