The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 04-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
N8man
Babbling Farker
 
N8man's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-09-07
Location: God's Country Ossipee-Osceola NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Upgrading DrumPit Questions...

Hello Friends. The last few weeks when time allowed I would sit in my barn and imagineer...I would think what if, and why for....
I've had a Weber bottom in my way for far too long and am now undertaking the task of fitting it to my DrumPit for duty as the lid.




I'll post up a more complete detailed account of what I'm doing later, but
for the moment I need advice....I've got the traditional "Front" facing the back of the DrumPit, not like the above picture shows, and I have to come up with a snazzy new handle. Maybe a nekkid lady hood ornament perhaps... Along those lines I also need to decide upon a locking latch or latches that will pull the lid down tight. Any suggestions for said latch??? Any and all ideas are welcomed and encouraged......
__________________
N8man
Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!
N8man is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
colonel00
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
colonel00's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-10
Location: Shawnee, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Honestly, as far as latches, I think that "lid" will be heavy enough to seal on its own. I used to think that you need to be completely air tight but that just isn't the case. Besides, a good bit of grease will seal it up nicely. I have had my fire go out after closing the bottom intakes and forgetting to close the top vent. Are you putting a ring around the inside to hold the lid in place? If you do really want latches, there are two types that come to mind. First is the twist type that you find on trunks and cases like this:



You could also just go with a latch like this that would be a little easier to use possibly:



^^^You could probably raid your barn and find a few of these on old tool boxes.
__________________
Brad
I was stripped by Guerry while he was wearing a skirt
Proud owner of the PentaZero
WWWWFBBQADD
0 out of 1 members found this post helpful

“I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
colonel00 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
N8man
Babbling Farker
 
N8man's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-09-07
Location: God's Country Ossipee-Osceola NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Indeed I am making use of two bands
of metal in the construction. One is mounted to the inside
of the Weber the other is mounted on the inside of
the DrumPit.....
Confused yet????
I'll try to get some shots of this tonite to better illustrate
my setup.....
__________________
N8man
Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!
N8man is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
landarc
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
landarc's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-26-09
Location: San Leandro, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I like the idea of the naked lady hood ornament.
__________________
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA

Whip It Off, Chambers!

"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."
landarc is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
colonel00
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
colonel00's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-10
Location: Shawnee, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by N8man View Post
Indeed I am making use of two bands
of metal in the construction. One is mounted to the inside
of the Weber the other is mounted on the inside of
the DrumPit.....
Confused yet????
I'll try to get some shots of this tonite to better illustrate
my setup.....
I think I know where you are going with that. I really think that between the weight and how the bands will interlock, you shouldn't need latches unless you need to lock it up to keep people from stealing your food

Are you going to hinge the lid? That might play more into how you have all of the rings and such as a hinge might interfere with how the lid pivots.
__________________
Brad
I was stripped by Guerry while he was wearing a skirt
Proud owner of the PentaZero
WWWWFBBQADD
0 out of 1 members found this post helpful

“I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
colonel00 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
caliking
is One Chatty Farker

 
caliking's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-13-10
Location: Houston, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I believe some have used toggle clamps with good results. Maybe some brethren who have used them can chime in?
__________________
EZ wood handled 3 wheeler | OTS | OTS mod to OTG | Ladybug SS Performer | UglyDrumTandoor | UDS v1 | midi UDS with red nipples | SJG smoker mod | Simpsons SJS | Simpsons OTG | WGA charcoal | SJP | Stacked brick WFO | Lodge Logic Sportsman's Grill cast iron hibachi/sigri | LBGE | sbge | mini bge
caliking is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #7
N8man
Babbling Farker
 
N8man's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-09-07
Location: God's Country Ossipee-Osceola NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Gather ‘round chitlins whilst I whittle ye out a yarn..
Way back in ‘07 or so, I cuts me off a rib from a drum
while making an extension to my DrumPit, and also,
a DrumGrill........



It’s that very rib I have futher trimmed down, kids,
to fit real snug like inside the DrumPit, up against the side
of the lip ........



No squinting needed, a little closer look, for the weak eyed amongst us ........



I used a piece of bar stock
to form a lip on the inside
of the Weber Grill bottom,
bent it with me teeth, I did........



Dry fitted and it is a fine marriage of all parts.
Comfortably Snug........... Hey! Ain’t that a song, man!?!?........



Temporary handle, I am no Marty Leach........



Salvaged heavy steel vaccum frame hinge
aligned perfectly to the Weber handle holes!!
It’s my lucky day!!!! I best goes play the lottery........



Used the 1” bar stock to make an anchor bracket
for attaching the bottom hinge half onto the bolt
of the drum band clamp and for making the spring receivers
bolted to the top hinge half. On the lower band clamp bolt
I’ve fitted a metal fence bracket for the springs to a'fasten........



Upon opening, the springs provide both
the right amount of tension for lift assist
and keeps the lid stable when raised........



A lawnmower wheel mount was fitted to
the band clamp bolt and postioned behind
the upper hinge half to act as a backstop.
It’s sure gosh’a’mighty sturdy right there, too ........



Under the hood I’ve bolted the Weber ash tray
to dampen the vent holes on the Weber bottom.
I’ll adjust the spacing when next I set spark to flame .......



Gaping maw of barbecues to come.......



I've still much to do.............
__________________
N8man
Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!
N8man is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 04-17-2012, 07:04 AM   #8
Bbqin fool
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 04-25-11
Location: Ruther Glen, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Ingeniuity at it's finest!
__________________
Big Green Egg XL, UDS, Bubbagrill 250R "The Other Wife"

[COLOR=blue]Extremely Durable, Fast and Amazingly Accurate Maverick Pro Temp PT-100 Thermometer & ET-732[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Found new homes: [/COLOR][COLOR=#000000]Modded Brinkmann SNP(it's finally holding temp!), 18.5" Weber kettle[/COLOR]
Bbqin fool is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 04-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
Randbo
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-06-11
Location: Brookings Oregon
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I say you are having fun! I use the bottoms on two of my UDS. I left the ash sweepers in place and use them as adjustable vents. However they are always wide open when in use. I only shut them to choke out the fire at the end.I have never understood the worry about a super tight fitting lid that has to have air vents in it? I don't care if a little smoke comes out around the lid. It has to come out some place. I have no use for latches except for in transporting it. The weight of the lid is enough for me. Have fun with your project! It is looking great!
__________________
3 UDS, One charcoal eating fire breathing home bulit trailer pit,
Randbo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #10
N8man
Babbling Farker
 
N8man's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-09-07
Location: God's Country Ossipee-Osceola NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Did I mention I'm doing this with hand tools, i.e. hand hacksaw,
hand drills, metal file, 5" c-clamps and spring clamps???
__________________
N8man
Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!

Last edited by N8man; 04-17-2012 at 01:42 PM..
N8man is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 04-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
OutlawSwine
is one Smokin' Farker

 
OutlawSwine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-10
Location: Sylvan Springs, Al
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 1
Default

Me likes the backwoods engineering. Me like a lot.
__________________
Preston - Facebook, Twitter
Twisted Dixie BBQ
OutlawSwine is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 02:49 PM   #12
N8man
Babbling Farker
 
N8man's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-09-07
Location: God's Country Ossipee-Osceola NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

On the refurbished DrumPit buggy
complete with a front bumper....



Securing the DrumPit to it's buggy has never been
a concern of mine before, but I gots friends that
wants me to visit them, bringing along
the DrumPit, of course, and I'm trying to make it
travel ready....Bracing the sides....



And the rear support...just fleshing it all out now, gonna replace the Weber
leg with some heavier metal piping....



More adventures to follow.......
__________________
N8man
Average Joe Backyard Enthusiast

How I Fire Up That Ugly DrumPit Smoker!!!!
N8man is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Unread 04-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
HB-BBQ
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-14-07
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

That looks awesome Nate, great engineering.
__________________
Lang 36 custom, Backwoods Patio, Horizon Patriot, UDS by Norco, Spirit E-310
HB-BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #14
OutlawSwine
is one Smokin' Farker

 
OutlawSwine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-11-10
Location: Sylvan Springs, Al
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 1
Default

Well you've got the pop-up top. Now you need to add a foot pedal like the pop top garbage cans have. THEN WE WILL BE IMPRESSED.

Lookin good my man.
__________________
Preston - Facebook, Twitter
Twisted Dixie BBQ
OutlawSwine is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 04-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #15
fingerlickin'
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
fingerlickin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-08-10
Location: Boyertown, PA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

N8 Macguyver. Loving the mods brother.
__________________

Jason


"I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's a$$, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it". - Tommy Callahan III


XL
Big Green Egg
, 22.5 Weber OTS, WSJ
Gold/Mini WSM, 18" & 22" WSM, UDS "No.8"
Flyers Orange Thermapen
Napkin Killers BBQ
fingerlickin' is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts