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Unread 06-05-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default If a Redneck wanted to build a UDS

Ok here is how he would do it. Not that this is the right way or the only way but how I would do it. Will add steps as I complete them.

Divide drum into 3 sections





Layout grill holes.
I chose 1 3/4"" and 8" from top. You should assess the drum you are using.



Layout Intake holes.
I chose 2" from bottom.



Layout Gauge hole.
I chose 9" (1" below lower rack)



Centerpunch marks.



Drill pilot holes.







Drill holes for Intake nipples
I use 1" which lets you thread 3/4" nipple (clean round hole)







Drill out holes for Grate supports
I am going to use 1/4" bolts. I use Unibit to get clean holes in thin metal.





Open up hole for gauge.
I use 3/4" hole which is a tight fit for a 1/2" pipe thread.





Thread in 3/4" close nipples
I use cap to protect threads and screw in as far as possible.
This link will show alternative to welding nipples.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...2&postcount=40



Weld in Nipples





Install 3/4" ball valve.

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Unread 06-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Your the only redneck i know with a welder.

Are you sure that holesaw isin't 1"?
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This might as well be made into a sticky right now.
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Norco gave me these exact same plans. Cheep and easy, and the UDS holds temps all night long.


This is (IMO) the best method to build one of these amazing smokers.
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Are you sure that holesaw isin't 1"?
Details details. Actualy 25mm. 1". Nice catch Bubba. Didn't know you knew how to make one. Correction made. Thanks.
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Damn! I might as well go cut the toilet seat in half now!
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I'm with Bubba.....please sticky this one ASAP. This is how I plan to build mine.

THANKS Norcoredneck!! Great job. I like the notes written on the barrel. You made it redneck proof!
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[quote=Bbq Bubba;656088]Your the only redneck i know with a welder.
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I don't have A welder. You should know me by now, I have 5
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Farking brilliant! Hey Pat, I am still up, can U believe it?
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Farking brilliant! Hey Pat, I am still up, can U believe it?
Ya me too, course I just got home from work.
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Very good tutorial.
Just curious, would you do the burnout before drilling the holes?
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Oooops, just wondering also why three sections not four?
I thought it might be tougher for a redneck to do that cipherin'. I think Jethro would have gone with four sections. lol
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I great looking build pictorial !

based on the genially accepted basic design !

Awesome work Pat!
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Oooops, just wondering also why three sections not four?
I thought it might be tougher for a redneck to do that cipherin'. I think Jethro would have gone with four sections. lol
Four section would require absolute precision to prevent rocking.
Three points will always stay stable and not rock, even if off a titch bit!
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