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Unread 08-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #9976
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Is the pan ventilated? Temp problems are usually air flow related.

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Unread 08-29-2012, 07:25 AM   #9977
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I wonder if you are not getting enough of a draft. What are you using for exhaust?
I am using 8 1/2" holes in the lid (just holes, no covers), with 3 3/4" pipe nipples at the bottom.

Someone else mentioned that it could be poor draft. Maybe my basket mesh is too fine? The holes are about half inch by half inch. the mesh is quite fine, so I wouldn't think it would cause a problem.

I'm going to try lumpwood this week and see if it makes a difference.
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Unread 08-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #9978
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I am using 8 1/2" holes in the lid (just holes, no covers), with 3 3/4" pipe nipples at the bottom.

Someone else mentioned that it could be poor draft. Maybe my basket mesh is too fine? The holes are about half inch by half inch. the mesh is quite fine, so I wouldn't think it would cause a problem.

I'm going to try lumpwood this week and see if it makes a difference.

I'm no expert on this but it's my opinion that there is not enough air flow in your basket ...especially thru the bottom. I use the same 3/4 inlets and 8 1/2 in holes in the lid and have no problem. The basket needs plenty of air flow. here's my basket.

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Unread 08-30-2012, 02:50 AM   #9979
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Looks like I will be making the holes in the bottom of my basket, bigger! Out come the tin snips!!!!!!!

I will update on how I get on....

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Unread 08-30-2012, 06:14 AM   #9980
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Thanks for pid up date sure wish had electrical skills.
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Unread 08-30-2012, 06:50 AM   #9981
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Thanks for pid up date sure wish had electrical skills.
It's pretty easy to make. Check out my other thread in QTalk.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 08:20 AM   #9982
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Finally got my butt in gear and made one a couple months ago, AWESOME, unbelieveable how they hold temps.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 08:51 AM   #9983
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I've been using magnets on the intakes, little or no cost and they work great. I have three 3/4 holes for intakes, one and a half open 230 degrees if I open all three I run about 300
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Unread 08-31-2012, 08:59 AM   #9984
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This is a basket I made from a Brinkman charcoal pan.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #9985
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I am about to start my first UDS. Because I am lazy and in a remote area I opted for the kit from Big Poppa's. I have my drum. On the side it says it was used to transport ethanol so I am planning to burn it out good but here is the question. I've read a lot about how and why to burn out the drum but I don't recall any mention of what to do about the lid. Doesn't it also need to be baptized with fire? If so, how?

Anyone have an opinion about using a drum that transported ethanol?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #9986
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Carefully. Too much heat will warp the lid.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #9987
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Carefully. Too much heat will warp the lid.
I warped a 20" plow disk that I was going to use for an ash pan. Had to buy a new one. Couldn't straighten it out. The new one I just took all of the paint off with a flap wheel sanding disk on an angle grinder.
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Unread 09-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #9988
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After three weeks of reading and gathering materials I finished my first build two nights ago. I couldn't wait to see somek rising from her so I fired her up at midnight under a rare blue moon. She held 250 degrees for a solid 11 1/2 hours on 8lbs of kings ford. All I need to do now is decide what to cook first

I should probably paint the thing before all my grinding work is erased by the fine rust patina I read about here so may times! Thanks to all who contributed to my education!

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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #9989
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Build pron......











Lots of fun to build, but I learned my lesson. Next time I buy a new unlined drum... That is after I finish the four barrels I have on hand......l grinding the paint off, inside and out is not a fun thing to do. Face shield, ear muffs, respirator gloves and lots of soap when youre done!!!
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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #9990
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I have a problem. I have now finished my first build. I have followed the basic dimensions detailed in norecore's build but am having trouble getting up to temp. I think it might be poor quality charcoal as I have read a few reviews on the brand and some people were complaining. No wonder is was on 'special'! Just wondered what else could affect poor start up temps? I have three 3/4 inlets. One with ball valve and 8 1/2 holes in the lid. The charcoal basket is on legs that are 2" tall. I have a virtually flat pizza pan on the bottom. The intakes are between 2 and 3" from the base, so should be well placed to get air to the base of the fire, without any restriction.

I lit 15 briquettes in the chimney until ashed and dumped them on top of some other unlit bricks. I the put in the grate and clamped on the lit with the aluminium strap that came with the drum.

I guess it could be the thermo but I would have thought it would be consistently wrong, rather that anything else. I guess I should test in boiling water, to eliminate accuracy.

Any ideas?

UPDATE

Temps are at 210. Just closed two caps and left the ball valve fully open. Will check in half hour.

That took over an hour with everything open, to reach that temp.
Mostly likely poor charcoal.
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