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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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The other day i pcked up two drums brand new, a 16gal and 30gal for a reasonable price.

I plan on making uds's out of them, my thought was for the 30gal drum to use 3/4" inlets and 1/2" inlets for the 16gal drum. Will that work, or do i need to go smaller for the 30gal or bigger for the 16gal?

I have a couple of threads saved but i couldn't find what size inlets he used, i plan on using Weber lids on both drums. Thanks
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I haven't built one, but, I would go 3/4" on both and add a ball valve to one of the vents. You can always close down the vents, but, it is hard to open them up once the fire is on.
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I haven't built one, but, I would go 3/4" on both and add a ball valve to one of the vents. You can always close down the vents, but, it is hard to open them up once the fire is on.
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It will work.
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I have 3/4 inch inlets on my 30 gallon. One with a ball valve.
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I had asked basically the same question a few months back... 3/4 for the 16 gallon seems to be the consensus: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151964
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As long as you have valves it shouldn't matter.
Personally I can run my uds on just one 3/4" I'm sure the same will hold true on a 30
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I used 3, 3/4" nipples with 1 ball valve on my 16 gal and it's overkill but too much is better than not enough.
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I had asked basically the same question a few months back... 3/4 for the 16 gallon seems to be the consensus: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=151964
I missed this one. Thanks
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On my mini drum I have both ends open and it sits on a Smokey Joe.
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