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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a way to build an UDS with an adjustable grate that raises and lowers?
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I haven't done it, but if you were to put threaded rod up the sides of the barrel that the grate could slide down over, you could then use the nuts as a stopper. just move the nuts up and down to where you want the grate. That is the first idea that came to my mind.
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You could use chain to hang the grate off of hooks. Just decide which link to use.
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Good ideas. I was hoping to be able to make the adjustment while the food was cooking. So I probably won't have access to put my hands inside the drum. Some type of crank mechanism is what I had in my mind, just can't figure out how to do it.
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Good ideas. I was hoping to be able to make the adjustment while the food was cooking. So I probably won't have access to put my hands inside the drum. Some type of crank mechanism is what I had in my mind, just can't figure out how to do it.
The need to lower or raise the grate while the meat is cooking is why ???????
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I believe it is SmokerKing that uses shelving posts like you would get from lowes for a closet. You have to burn the paint off but then you just mount three of them in the barrel and you can adjust the racks to any height you want.
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Not immediate but I think it's easier to just raise or lower the temperature instead, if that's the effect you're after.
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Grab a pair of welder gloves and put handles on the rack. You'll be able to reach in and grab it. I'd go with a couple preset grill levels that you can move the rack up and down to. If you truly wanted it without the bolts I suppose you could drill out a variety of holes and cover with magnets or plugs, then pull them and slide in a bolt and move the grate to that spot. Seems excessive though.
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I believe it is SmokerKing that uses shelving posts like you would get from lowes for a closet. You have to burn the paint off but then you just mount three of them in the barrel and you can adjust the racks to any height you want.


Yes, I buidt my BUFORD UDS using closet, single tracks with brackets. This picture isn't the best, but they work great!

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