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Rodney 03-02-2010 08:37 PM

Here's an idea I just drew up for bending expando:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=2030

Redneck expando bender concept: Stand with one foot on each end of the piece of pipe and use your body weight to bend the expando. Base is made of 2x4's nailed or screwed together, spread about 3.5" apart and cut as long as you need them to be (2' in this example). Pipe is ~1.5" OD. You can just work it around the piece of expando until it looks right. :icon_cool

Thoughts?

-Rodney

wheelterrapin 03-02-2010 09:38 PM

Hey Gang if you have not already seen this go and check it out, a new twist on the UDS

http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...rrelSmoker.jpg

NoviceBBQmovinUp 03-02-2010 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rodney (Post 1202274)
Here's an idea I just drew up for bending expando:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/pi...pictureid=2030

Redneck expando bender concept: Stand with one foot on each end of the piece of pipe and use your body weight to bend the expando. Base is made of 2x4's nailed or screwed together, spread about 3.5" apart and cut as long as you need them to be (2' in this example). Pipe is ~1.5" OD. You can just work it around the piece of expando until it looks right. :icon_cool

Thoughts?

-Rodney

Looks interesting and it would probably work but i dont have a metal rod or pole of anysort, nor do i have extra wood laying around, i am staying where the tools are very limited and my work area is blah for the next few months

CmdCtrl 03-02-2010 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by blackdog043 (Post 1202245)
I used 4 pieces of rebar wire to attach mine to the grate,and also to the ash pan. I saw someone use copper wire also. If you didn't get your basket formed yet just lay it flat on the floor (use gloves)and bring the ends up so you can put a bolt thru to hold it together. Then put your other bolts tru(I used 3)then form it (push on it)if it's not as round as you want it.

Another option to put your firebox together is to check around for some stainless steel zip ties. I used 3-4 to tie the expanded metal ends together and another 4 to connect the bottom to the grate and another four for the pizza pan. Don't forget to snip the ends (picture taken before I did that lol)http://lh5.ggpht.com/__Qir0nBXcIg/S4...Firecircle.jpg
Clean and easy but a bit more expensive then rebar wire...
If you have a Harbor Freight in the area they have em.

http://www.nelcoproducts.com/shoppin...+%28150+lb.%29

sdb25 03-02-2010 10:50 PM

why bother to snip the ends? gotta keep it ugly!

bobsuosso 03-03-2010 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by wheelterrapin (Post 1202363)
Hey Gang if you have not already seen this go and check it out, a new twist on the UDS

http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g3...rrelSmoker.jpg

Is this just a drawing or has someone built it?

Yleekyoti 03-03-2010 03:21 PM

Man this a long thread! For all the cookers having problems cleaning drippings, I use pure clay kitty litter in the bottom of the barrel. Soake up the grease and makes it easier to clean. Im sure thats in here somewhere already LOL

brotherbd 03-03-2010 03:43 PM

Do these look the same to you?
 
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I was at Academy store today and saw the Old Smokey 3" thermometers @ 19.99 there, looked an awful lot like the Spicewine Ironworks 3" thermometer for $20. What do yall think? Here's the pics.
Academy on the left, Spicewine on the right.

Might save shipping costs if you have an Academy close by.

Smokin' D 03-03-2010 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by bobsuosso (Post 1203193)
Is this just a drawing or has someone built it?

Seen this one some place before. I do believe that it is a picture from an issue of Popular Mechanics or Popular Science in the way back 1960's! We are way behind the times in the 21st century.

UVaJester 03-03-2010 07:41 PM

Is there any place locally to get decent thermomoeters...?? Everyone looks down on the hardware store thermometers... My BGE thermometer didn't work out to well when it came to mounting to the UDS. So now I'm in search of something a little better and I hope I can salvage the hole I've already drilled. Oops..!!! hahaha

I saw the post above, but I don't have Academys around here in Virginia Beach...

QuietOne 03-03-2010 07:55 PM

Any candy or turkey fryer thermometer long probe mount just under the grate. My daughter got me a couple from Canadian Tire and one from Wal-mart all at 12.99 CDN

BadHorsieBBQ 03-03-2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by brotherbd (Post 1203239)
I was at Academy store today and saw the Old Smokey 3" thermometers @ 19.99 there, looked an awful lot like the Spicewine Ironworks 3" thermometer for $20. What do yall think? Here's the pics.
Academy on the left, Spicewine on the right.

Might save shipping costs if you have an Academy close by.

This is the exact one I used on my UDS

wheelterrapin 03-03-2010 07:57 PM

It came from a 1957 article in Popular Mechanics. It was on this site back in 2007. Go here for the full article:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=34395

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Originally Posted by bobsuosso (Post 1203193)
Is this just a drawing or has someone built it?


BadHorsieBBQ 03-03-2010 07:58 PM

Started a new thread for this question.

blackdog043 03-03-2010 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BadHorsieBBQ (Post 1203550)
Started a new thread for this question.

I would get it to 425.
When I did my season I took it to 250 and held it for 1 hr just to see how it would do. then let it go to 425 for a couple hrs.


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