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Unread 02-24-2008, 08:58 PM   #16
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Great work. We're gonna try this. Our kettle lid is an off brand lid, and doesn't fit all that well.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:02 PM   #17
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Thanks fellas.
I forgot that by using the kettle lid I could add a second grate. Now I don't feel so bad about using it afterall. Thanks for the offers on the screw caps though.
Brian..I think you were the one who had PM'd me some info. In the 9th pic where both lids are hanging on the drum I can barely see what looks like two screws in the flange. Do you screw the flange into the drum so it sits higher? I guess I need to grind the handle off and just go from there.
Norco--The bag that those hooks came in don't say either zinc or galvanized. Anyone know for sure if they are?

I'm going to yhe Outlaws today. My FIL has some scrap metal and expando I can use. Guys, is it safe to use rebar and angle iron? Is there such a thing as galvanized rebar or AI?

The holes in the flange are from the handle welds. I leave the flange in the open drums loose so if I want to use the drum lid I just remove it.
Now the closed drums I take one end off with an air chisel and it leaves just enough of an edge that the flange is on tight.








If you have that big of a gap with the flange and drum, you might want to think about just using the drum lid or build it up with some stove gasket.

The 3 lids are Weber clones and Happy Cookers, still work though!
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Unread 02-24-2008, 10:56 PM   #18
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I'm a bit tired and got a decent farmer's tan. We were at about 79*. It was a great day. The band is only holding the lip from the drum lid. The kettle flange is on loose so I can easily remove it if I need to. Brian, I noticed that the drums you use have a flat lip, mine had a rounded lip on the barrel. THe rounded lip allowed the flange to sit lower and the lid didn't really sit on the flange at all. With the lid lip, it raised the flange up and allowed the lid to rest on it. The band then made for a tighter seal all around.
I was going to buy a step drill bit on Saturday at HD, but when I saw the price I was shocked............$48! For one bit. HF has a two bit set for about $20. I'll be getting the bits next, making the bottom holes, and doing a burn.
My basket isn't square so I need to fix one end so that it's square and will be a better fit for the bottom that I need to weld to it.
I can't wait to finish this project.
Brian, can you give me some info on those caps? Size, etc, where would I find them at the hardware store and hole big a hole do you drill in the drum for the caps.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 11:38 AM   #19
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I'm contemplating this basket design....



You guys like my Artist's Rendition? Yeah, I'm bored!!

I plan to attach a metal rod, which also will serve as a handle for pulling out and dropping in the basket, in the middle of the basket. The rod will extend to just below the 2nd grate. The idea is that I will be able to tap the handle/rod with some tongs or whatever and shake any excess ash loose without having to kick the barrel if the temps begin to drop. What do you guys think?
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Looks to be an innovative solution to ash build up...I say give it a try...
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The only problem i see Bob is that you'll have to lift the lid to shake the handle, you will find with the drum that you NEVER have to lift the lid!!
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I'm contemplating this basket design....



You guys like my Artist's Rendition? Yeah, I'm bored!!

I plan to attach a metal rod, which also will serve as a handle for pulling out and dropping in the basket, in the middle of the basket. The rod will extend to just below the 2nd grate. The idea is that I will be able to tap the handle/rod with some tongs or whatever and shake any excess ash loose without having to kick the barrel if the temps begin to drop. What do you guys think?
How about a rod placed low in the drum, underneath the basket, extending outside the drum? Place a pivot point at the drum side, seal with a couple of washers. No needy to open drum lid...
Think trash can with flip lid, like you see at the Doctor's Office.

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I thought about the idea because I remember reading somewhere that shaking off extra ash was a problem. I won't know what this thing can do until I actually cook on it and finger out the subtle nuances of the UDS. If nothing else the long handle will make basket removal easier. I already have a shelf mod in mind.

Bubba--what are the dimensions of the wooden wheel base you made for the Spartan drum?

Is high temp paint necessary? I'm going with "sports" theme and want to know if they make high temp in colors other than black..........like red and white!! Also, will the porcelain on the lid take paint well?
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How about a rod placed low in the drum, underneath the basket, extending outside the drum? Place a pivot point at the drum side, seal with a couple of washers. No needy to open drum lid...
Think trash can with flip lid, like you see at the Doctor's Office.

ASHKICKIN' MOD!!
I'm gonna come up with something. I also thought about a small chain or wire attached to the top of the handle and run horizontally through the drum.............a couple easy tugs on the wire would do the trick too and I wouldn't need to remove the lid.
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I'm contemplating this basket design....



You guys like my Artist's Rendition? Yeah, I'm bored!!

I plan to attach a metal rod, which also will serve as a handle for pulling out and dropping in the basket, in the middle of the basket. The rod will extend to just below the 2nd grate. The idea is that I will be able to tap the handle/rod with some tongs or whatever and shake any excess ash loose without having to kick the barrel if the temps begin to drop. What do you guys think?
I have done the same thing!! I'll post a picture for you if ya like.
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Please post........the more ideas the better.
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Please post........the more ideas the better.
With Rib Girl doing the "shake" on the basket

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Just give the can a kick or two. All I ever needed to shake ash loose, even with Rancher!
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Regarding different color high temp paint, I was in Northern Tool yesterday and they had spray cans of "Engine Enamel", advertised upto 500 degrees. Plenty of colors to choose from
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I thought about the idea because I remember reading somewhere that shaking off extra ash was a problem. I won't know what this thing can do until I actually cook on it and finger out the subtle nuances of the UDS. If nothing else the long handle will make basket removal easier. I already have a shelf mod in mind.

Bubba--what are the dimensions of the wooden wheel base you made for the Spartan drum?

Is high temp paint necessary? I'm going with "sports" theme and want to know if they make high temp in colors other than black..........like red and white!! Also, will the porcelain on the lid take paint well?
Regular spray paint will work on the outside, as long as it's Black/Crimson. Pretty sure the Red/White will burn.
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