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YetiDave 05-04-2014 11:27 AM

I'm almost done with my first UDS! It's not perfect by a long shot, but I hope it'll cook some good grub. Just waiting on the arrival of a washing machine drum to make a fire basket then she'll be up and running :mrgreen:

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Bludawg 05-04-2014 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by YetiDave (Post 2907467)
I'm almost done with my first UDS! It's not perfect by a long shot, but I hope it'll cook some good grub. Just waiting on the arrival of a washing machine drum to make a fire basket then she'll be up and running :mrgreen:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...55610851_n.jpg

:twitch:You have no Nipples:shock:..... :razz: Looks good can't wait to see it puffin Sweet Blue

YetiDave 05-04-2014 12:31 PM

Too much effort :wacko: I went for the sheet magnet option instead :cool:

Jarmo 05-04-2014 02:07 PM

Here is my first UDS build..
Almost ready...

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rufio 05-05-2014 12:40 PM

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So here is my drum!

I will need to do another burn-out first though (paint still remaining on the bottom of the barrel and i've also done a few more drills in order to put casters on the bottom of the barrel)

However, it has been left outside for a couple of months and as such is now rusted.
Q1) Is it necessary to get rid of this rust before proceeding with paint etc?

http://i61.tinypic.com/sfhsef.jpg
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Q2) I plan on using a weber lid for this, however as you can see it doesn't fit perfectly, I've read a few different methods for fixing this problem, but I haven't really seen a consensus on the matter,any tips?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for all who have contributed to this great thread, it is a gold mine.

funugy 05-05-2014 01:30 PM

^^You're going to want to get that rust off before you paint. Otherwise the paint will just peel within a month or so. How does the inside look? Same goes for the inside. Remove the rust and then season as soon as possible.

rufio 05-05-2014 01:33 PM

http://i61.tinypic.com/148kj9i.jpg

Thanks for the reply, this is the inside of the drum.
What do you suggest as the best way to get rid of it? I would prefer to stay away from sandblasting as it seems really expensive over here in Ireland.

funugy 05-05-2014 01:41 PM

The inside doesn't look horrible. I'd sand it out by hand either with some sand paper or steel wool. It will be a little messy, but not terrible. It shouldn't take too long. The exterior is going to be the fun part.

AussieMatt 05-05-2014 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by rufio (Post 2908735)
Q2) I plan on using a weber lid for this, however as you can see it doesn't fit perfectly, I've read a few different methods for fixing this problem, but I haven't really seen a consensus on the matter,any tips?

If you have the kettle that the lid came from and are willing to sacrifice it, you can cut about 2 inches off the top of the kettle and bolt it to the inside. That way, the lid will fit properly.

If you don't have a kettle to sacrifice, you can just get some mild steel sheet, bend it into a circle and do the same thing.

Matt

rufio 05-05-2014 03:57 PM

For removing the rust.

Will this on battery powered drill do the job? http://www.ebay.ie/itm/3Pc-Silverlin...item1e856f7737

or is it more a job for this?

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Blue-Spot-75M...item1e8344908b

rufio 05-05-2014 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by mwfaith1971 (Post 2908855)
If you have the kettle that the lid came from and are willing to sacrifice it, you can cut about 2 inches off the top of the kettle and bolt it to the inside. That way, the lid will fit properly.

If you don't have a kettle to sacrifice, you can just get some mild steel sheet, bend it into a circle and do the same thing.

Matt

Thanks for this matt.

This definitely seems to be the long-term solution.

Is their anyway to bodge a seal in order to cook on it? I.e. Using household items, tinfoil etc.

Highcal 05-05-2014 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rufio (Post 2908968)
For removing the rust.

Will this on battery powered drill do the job? http://www.ebay.ie/itm/3Pc-Silverlin...item1e856f7737

or is it more a job for this?

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Blue-Spot-75M...item1e8344908b


Go with the wire wheel in your second link, the ones in your first link will not last long.

AussieMatt 05-05-2014 06:19 PM

Honestly rufio, I don't know. I'm still building my first UDS but have read everything I can, especially about using the Weber lid. (I scored a 22.5 Weber that had been used 3 times for $20 on craigs list) Those solutions were the ones that I have seen most.

As a temporary solution you could try the tin foil scrunched up into a "sausages" and see how that goes.

Matt

Highcal 05-05-2014 06:52 PM

My drum is 30gal and has a 18.5 Weber lid, but in order to get the lid to fit I had to flip my drum over and use the bottom, so try flipping your drum over.

rufio 05-06-2014 02:37 AM

In my naivety I already drilled holes before ensuring the lid fit perfectly. I should still have the rest of the kettle in my folks house so that will be the solution, also gives me a chance to use the angle grinder!


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