View Full Version : Smoker lid problem

04-04-2013, 07:10 PM
Quick question guys.... I am going to start my UDS tomorrow and have a problem which I am sure you will have a solution to.

The drum I have (55 gallon) has the lid attached and I am nervous of cutting it as I had much difficulty getting the drum in the first place!!! I don't have the option of a kettle lid so I am thinking of cutting the top of the barrel and bending the cut off edge in so I can push it into the body of the drum and hopefully it will fit snugly.:pray:

What do you think?

P.S....dont have a welder either!

04-04-2013, 08:07 PM
take a look at this thread.....it addresses that very issue...

04-04-2013, 08:10 PM
measure down the side 3" and mark cut line around the circumference.then get a piece of 3 " aluminum strapping and bolt it on the inside of the drum so there is 2'' protruding above the top of the drum.

04-04-2013, 08:31 PM
^^^^ this!