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Old 01-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #31
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I went with the 8 holes and it works just fine. I love to see the puffs of thin blue smoke exiting those holes.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #32
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Eight is great!











My first drum employed the Weber lid Daisy wheel vent until I got hipped to the BDS!







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Eight is great! I love it!
You do 1 inch holes?
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #33
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Did't have the bung so I added 2 stacks. Cut another hole and go diesel style
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #34
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Did't have the bung so I added 2 stacks. Cut another hole and go diesel style
Sweet drum. What did you use for the lower air vent if I may ask?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #35
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Sweet drum. What did you use for the lower air vent if I may ask?
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:29 PM   #36
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I had a friend helping me with mine and he mistakenly drilled eight 13/16" exhaust holes in my lid. They're just a tad larger than 3/4" so I should be okay right? I bought some plugs to use if that's too much exhaust.

My question is should I run it with 8 vents open or plug 2 of them and go with 6? I have three 3/4" intake holes if that makes a difference.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #37
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https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/stor...rum-smoker-kit

8 3/4" holes Piece of cake and seals tight.
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:00 PM   #38
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Depends on what all you want your UDS to do. With my flat lid I could check the meat temps without removing the lid, look at the meat to see how it looked, rotate the exhaust opening to adjust where more heat is needed ( where there is draft/flow, there is more heat for the most part). I found a chimney to be a plus on windy days. I had the holesaw, the aluminum flashing, screw, washer and used coffee can.
I also found controlling the outlet is second to controlling the inlet..actually just controlling the air flow period.


But then again I run my UDS from 180 to 700+ degrees
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:15 PM   #39
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jeanie nice set up . Did you thread the holes for a tight fit ?
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jeanie nice set up . Did you thread the holes for a tight fit ?

Thanks! As far as the lid....I use threaded pipe plugs. Screw them in when the drum is not in use. Could have used regular ole pipe plugs and dropped them in but this gives it a good tight seal.

For the air intake, I used threaded pipe nipples. Close three nipples with caps and the 4th one I attached a ball valve. I rarely use the ball valve and would leave it off the next build.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:25 PM   #41
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I had a friend helping me with mine and he mistakenly drilled eight 13/16" exhaust holes in my lid. They're just a tad larger than 3/4" so I should be okay right? I bought some plugs to use if that's too much exhaust.

My question is should I run it with 8 vents open or plug 2 of them and go with 6? I have three 3/4" intake holes if that makes a difference.
U should be fine.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #42
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My drum came with a flat lid and no 2" bung. I went with 8 1/2" holes, and it works very well for me. I bought some circle magnets at Menards and use them to cover the holes. Works like a charm and sure looks ugly! See the attached pictures... one with the holes covered, and one without.
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I had a friend helping me with mine and he mistakenly drilled eight 13/16" exhaust holes in my lid. They're just a tad larger than 3/4" so I should be okay right? I bought some plugs to use if that's too much exhaust.

My question is should I run it with 8 vents open or plug 2 of them and go with 6? I have three 3/4" intake holes if that makes a difference.
I'd run them all open.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:50 PM   #44
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I like Sneakneey's design, uses 90' elbows as exhasts so rain does effect, and they can be turned away from the wind if an issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUQbGTSXhdk
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #45
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So after reading this exhausting (pun intended) arse thread i hope you realize theres no 1 right way. Just vent the damn thing and get to cooking something already!

BTW.... i've built over 20 drums using the 2" exhaust. It works like a charm.
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