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Unread 09-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default UDS Charcoal Basket question......

I've been trying to get quotes from local metalworkers about having a basket made from expanded metal, and their quotes are ridiculous....(The last quote I got was $145).....So I was thinking of other options and thought of a milk crate......So my question is... Are wire milk crates ok to use for a UDS charcoal basket?....Pros? Cons? Etc...

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you can make your own with a couple of basic tools, a little bailing wire, expanded metal, a pizza pan, and some nuts bolts and washers. Coat hanger was a quick fix for a handle.

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You can of course make one but if you're making your own UDS i'd buy a basket from Big Poppas because it's set up to smoke and grill/sear. It comes with the necessary hardware.

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Just buy the whole Poppas kit- still cheaper than the quotes u got.
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My basket is exactly like ElRopos except I re-purposed a handle from a 5 gal bucket. I have less than $35 in it.
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Here's another easy basket to make. Mine has lasted several years with no problem.
http://cowgirlscountry.blogspot.com/...my-smoker.html


I got the expanded metal at an Ace hardware store.
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$145 that's high.
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Not as High as what the quoter was I bet First rule of I don't want to be bothered with this nonsense Quote an outrageous price. Second rule of I don't want to be bothered with this nonsense If the job is a go. I'm back logged 6 months. Third rule, Increase in material costs due to shop backlog> that will be $195.50
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I made mine using a piece of expanded metal from a welding shop for $20, a 18" grate $10, a round disposable grill for Wally World $7-8, 5 4" bolts with washers and nuts, also a few smaller bolts washers and nuts to attach the rounded expanded metal to the grate. Wrapped the expanded metal around a propane tank at first to get the general shape, but it didn't work too well. I finally just used a large hammer to pound it into a round shape. Took a little time, but turned out pretty good. Holds a lot of lump charcoal. Burns 14-16 hrs easy with some left over. Less than what you were quoted and a little more than I wanted to spend, but I'm very happy with it.
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Not as High as what the quoter was I bet First rule of I don't want to be bothered with this nonsense Quote an outrageous price. Second rule of I don't want to be bothered with this nonsense If the job is a go. I'm back logged 6 months. Third rule, Increase in material costs due to shop backlog> that will be $195.50
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you can make your own with a couple of basic tools, a little bailing wire, expanded metal, a pizza pan, and some nuts bolts and washers. Coat hanger was a quick fix for a handle.

I have a couple that look just like that (Home Depot for the expanded metal) except the ends are actually welded together.
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HD and Lowes and TSC and such are too high on expanded metal! Around here its $20something for 2'x2'(might even be 1'x2' can't remember) but a half sheet 4'x4' was only $18 at metal supply.
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I made mine using a piece of expanded metal from a welding shop for $20, a 18" grate $10, a round disposable grill for Wally World $7-8, 5 4" bolts with washers and nuts, also a few smaller bolts washers and nuts to attach the rounded expanded metal to the grate. Wrapped the expanded metal around a propane tank at first to get the general shape, but it didn't work too well. I finally just used a large hammer to pound it into a round shape. Took a little time, but turned out pretty good. Holds a lot of lump charcoal. Burns 14-16 hrs easy with some left over. Less than what you were quoted and a little more than I wanted to spend, but I'm very happy with it.
This is basically what I did - working great for a couple years now.
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It must be a NY thing......The only store that I found expanded metal was ACE hardware and they wanted $35 for a 16" x 32" sheet...........and it was 13 gauge metal!.....UGH!! I'm either gonna buy a wire milk crate or get expanded metal on ebay.

Thanks for all of your input!
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Call a welding shop and ask for a price on a piece of expanded metal 8-9" high by 73 long. Should be less than $35. Hopefully.
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