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Unread 01-20-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default UDS w/draft door

Waiting for my SS drum to arrive and I'm thinking of using a BGE draft door instead of the traditional intakes. Any issues using the door as opposed to the intakes or are they similar in maintaining heat. Any and all info/opinions is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I use one from a large BGE, works great
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Works great on my SS Drum. I used a large/medium one too. It gives a very wide range of temperature control.


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I mounted mine right at the bottom to allow me to rake ashes out when needed.

Here the link to my build

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...mple+stainless
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The next drum I build will have one. I just have to figure out where to purchase.
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The next drum I build will have one. I just have to figure out where to purchase.
Any BGE dealer.
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I mounted mine right at the bottom to allow me to rake ashes out when needed.
Interesting. I mounted mine up 4" to allow for more air flow across the basket. I also include a pizza pan under the coal basket to collect the ashes. that's why I like this site, ideas, ideas...........great. Plus, I think the BGE vent looks great on a SS drum.
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Any issues with the charcoal in the basket burning more on one side??
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Any issues with the charcoal in the basket burning more on one side??
Had it for 2 1/2 years and it always burns uniform. All the way around.
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No issues. Works great. I made my own draft door.

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Had it for 2 1/2 years and it always burns uniform. All the way around.
Same here. I put the kettle lid vent on the opposite side.
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Same here. I put the kettle lid vent on the opposite side.
Same here my vents are opposite the intake. Your idea has merit. having to do it over again I would lower the vent, but still install the pizza pan under the fire basket. This way I could lift out the ashes with the basket......and get inside to scrape up the stuff that still finds its way to the bottom of the barrel.
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Draft door it is! As soon as my drum arrives I will post build pics. Thx for the help fellas!!
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Draft door it is! As soon as my drum arrives I will post build pics. Thx for the help fellas!!

Were did you get the 55 gallon SS from?
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I used a high heat food grade sealant behind the door and all of my fasteners. i don't have a leak anywhere. And after 2 1/2 years and about 40 cooks still good. here's the link.

http://answers.etundra.com/answers/9.../questions.htm

Here's another one that comes in different colors

http://www.emisupply.com/catalog/sil...ge-p-7083.html
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