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Unread 02-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #106
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I agree Mark. I have one that has been riding around in the back of the truck
for this very reason.

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My slightly different take is how a surplus Weber kettle lid fits.
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Unread 05-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #107
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Grate tutorial!!! This should be a sticky. Beats the dickens out of a 200+ page discussion. Not that that there isn't a wealth of information there, just a whole bunch of chaff to filter thru.
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Unread 05-10-2009, 11:08 PM   #108
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I agree on making this a sticky it has saved me a few dozen hours (that I can be Q'ing instead :))
Does anyone have a good suggestion for cutting out the top of a sealed lid drum? My weber lid fits this one perfect. I also have an open lid but the weber will only hover on it I have seen a few people weld an extra lip on the drum to make it fit, with no real access to a welder does anyone have a suggestion for this problem?
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Unread 05-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #109
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I am new to the forum, am currently building my first smoker... I have some ideas which I will share as soon as I have the photos...
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Unread 05-21-2009, 08:57 AM   #110
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I agree on making this a sticky it has saved me a few dozen hours (that I can be Q'ing instead :))
Does anyone have a good suggestion for cutting out the top of a sealed lid drum? My weber lid fits this one perfect. I also have an open lid but the weber will only hover on it I have seen a few people weld an extra lip on the drum to make it fit, with no real access to a welder does anyone have a suggestion for this problem?
Thanks for helping a fledgling out!!

LOL... see this is already answered in the thread that you don't want to read...

just messin... to answer your question, i flattened the lip out and then reshaped it while it was sitting on the drum... all done, and only a few minor leaks that were solved with a little tin foil...
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Unread 05-21-2009, 10:40 AM   #111
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Norco,excellent job.You have made it so simple that even i can understand.Just walked back to machine shop and checked for empty barrel and found one exactly like yours in the picture(coolant for machines).Went shopping in warehouse and even found nipples and ball valve.This looks like my weekend project. My project to build offset smoker with 3/4" thick hydraulic barrel has been put on back burner for now.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 09:38 PM   #112
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Hello,

I'm brand new to this site, and I'm brand new to the BBQ world. I have always loved to eat it, But now is the point to start making it.

I am one step #1 of a UDS, I have the barrel.

I have one Question before I begin the Building process, actually two.

#1 What kind of Drill Bit's do I need? I am completely ignorant to drilling steel, I will purchase everything needed including the Drill.

#2 Any tips on burning the Liner off of the lid with-out using a weed burner? The barrel I have has a red liner inside, I believe it was used for pomegranate juice.

Thank You for your help, this thread has been extremely helpful.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 01:32 AM   #113
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Hello,

I'm brand new to this site, and I'm brand new to the BBQ world. I have always loved to eat it, But now is the point to start making it.

I am one step #1 of a UDS, I have the barrel.

I have one Question before I begin the Building process, actually two.

#1 What kind of Drill Bit's do I need? I am completely ignorant to drilling steel, I will purchase everything needed including the Drill.

#2 Any tips on burning the Liner off of the lid with-out using a weed burner? The barrel I have has a red liner inside, I believe it was used for pomegranate juice.

Thank You for your help, this thread has been extremely helpful.
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http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ly+drum+smoker
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Reasons you will need a punch to make a starter "dimple" in the metal, this will allow you to drill a pilot hole. Once you have the hole you can use a step drill bill. You can see it in Norco's pictures it looks like a little golden pyramid. go slow and extend the hole just enough to accept the metal threaded pipe this will be important if you want to use the lock nuts rather than weld them. As for the burn out I just started a really good fire and it got most of the liner out the weed burners are pretty cheap here in So California we have a tool place called Harbor Freight not the greatest quality but it is inexpensive. Please feel free to email me if you get stuck. Good Luck Dan
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I am toying with the idea of a lid. I am picking up another 55gal drum to experiment will post picts either way.
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If you don't mind spending some cash I can tell you where you can get a no mod lid that fits most closed head drums.
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Has anyone ever tried using a SawZal and cutting down through the lip say maybe a half inch every inch or so then tap the lip inwards a bit with a hammer to make the Weber lid fit? If the cuts leaked a little air you could seal them with high temp sealer.
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If you don't mind spending some cash I can tell you where you can get a no mod lid that fits most closed head drums.

OK..now I am curious! Do tell
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Just a questions - I built a UDS, and have fired it up. It worked well, but I had a minor issue on the build. Mine's a no-weld model, so I wanted to use the conduit lock nuts. My problem is that the lock nuts don't go onto the nipples far enough - in other words, they get maybe 3/8" on and that's as tight as I can get them, so they don't actually lock anything on. Any suggestions? It works as is, as I can work the caps so as not to twist the nipple, but I'm also not sure they're quite as airtight as they should be.
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Just a questions - I built a UDS, and have fired it up. It worked well, but I had a minor issue on the build. Mine's a no-weld model, so I wanted to use the conduit lock nuts. My problem is that the lock nuts don't go onto the nipples far enough - in other words, they get maybe 3/8" on and that's as tight as I can get them, so they don't actually lock anything on. Any suggestions? It works as is, as I can work the caps so as not to twist the nipple, but I'm also not sure they're quite as airtight as they should be.

Put one on outside concave towards can, one on inside concave towards can.
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