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Unread 09-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #31
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flip the drum and see if the lid fits the bottom.
Well, I tried that but still no luck as the bottom rim is still too large for the lid to fit. Still looking like a 1/4" variance. I have a plan though so I'll have to post some pics when complete.

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Unread 09-20-2012, 12:18 PM   #32
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Default Lid Modification

Well, Here are some of the first step in my build.

I am modifying the cover of the drum to fit my domed lids from the charcoal grill. I wanted to leave the original rim from the cover to give solid support and a nice fit on the top of the drum so I figured I would just cut the center out of the cover and then fit the domed lid onto that so things will fit snug and function well. Here's some pics....



















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Unread 09-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #33
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Nice work on the circle cutting jig or fixture for the grinder :-). Curious to see how the lid works out, do you have a spare unmodified flat lid ??
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Unread 09-21-2012, 02:49 AM   #34
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Nice work on the circle cutting jig or fixture for the grinder :-). Curious to see how the lid works out, do you have a spare unmodified flat lid ??
No extra lids on hands but the guy i got the drum from has 8 storage trailers full of them. I don't see it being a problem to get another if needed.

As for the jig it is something i use for cutting cover off beer keg for home brewing. Works great every time.

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Unread 09-21-2012, 04:40 AM   #35
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Excellent...THats way above my skill level. Get Cooking!!!!
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No extra lids on hands but the guy i got the drum from has 8 storage trailers full of them. I don't see it being a problem to get another if needed.

As for the jig it is something i use for cutting cover off beer keg for home brewing. Works great every time.

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The reason I asked, is that all my tries so far with a domed lid ended up with runaway heat. I have not tried a gasket with a weber lid yet, that is the next thing I try. I know people DO use them, and yours looks like it seals up well. I have not yet NEEDED a domed lid, but I'd like to do a whole turkey, and it might be nice for that :-).

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Unread 09-22-2012, 10:47 AM   #37
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Hardware was soaked in vinegar for 48 hours and things look goods to go. Here is a treated and untreated zinc bolt. Time to finish the basket.



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Unread 09-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #38
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Here are some more build pictures. Officially ready for smoke















Here is whats cooking..



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Unread 09-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #39
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Well done! Looks great!
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Unread 09-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #40
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Final product...





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It's glorious isn't it?
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