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Dr_KY 02-09-2008 08:02 AM

How do you guys get the probe wire through the drum and keep it from melting at the entry point?

Cre-B-Ce 02-09-2008 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Dr_KY (Post 556881)
How do you guys get the probe wire through the drum and keep it from melting at the entry point?

I drilled a small hole right at the top of the drum to run the probe through. With the low cooking temps, you should be fine.

Dr_KY 02-09-2008 08:20 AM

That's what I did but she is still pretty warm at the moment. I'll let her settle and check it out.

Bbq Bubba 02-09-2008 04:55 PM

How hot you getting Doc? I was running mine over the lid but that will stop, i see a crimping problem arising...Going with the hole's next smoke!

Bentley 02-18-2008 07:15 PM

Son of UDS
 
Well, the second UDS. I wanted to ask you Brothers who have made one and have an extended intake, is the height an issue with air intake?

Did not think the thing would go that high above the pit when I bought it!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...a/IMG_1631.jpg

Meat Burner 02-18-2008 09:23 PM

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Doc, here's what I did to keep the cables from crimping. Also, I no longer buy the rubber coated lines and only go with the metal braided. The rubber will not hold up if crimped in any way. Hope this helps.

JamesB 02-18-2008 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Bentley (Post 565372)
Well, the second UDS. I wanted to ask you Brothers who have made one and have an extended intake, is the height an issue with air intake?

Did not think the thing would go that high above the pit when I bought it!

The first of my last two UDSs, I had a 1" diameter pipe that extended above the barrel. I never could get it to draw right. After I removed the pipe all was good... Good luck on yours!

James.

keale 02-18-2008 11:27 PM

[quote=Bentley;565372]Well, the second UDS. I wanted to ask you Brothers who have made one and have an extended intake, is the height an issue with air intake?


Bentley I definetly think it does, I switched 2 of my intakes to higher and it does not draw air in as well as the bottom intakes..., now I can leave one bottom on open and play with the daisy wheel and dial in temps, and with the ball valve on the high intakes I can control temps more acurate...
one bottom intake works better than two high intakes open...

JamesB 02-18-2008 11:55 PM

Here is a link to a post I had about the same issue...

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=35522

James.

h20loo 02-19-2008 09:55 AM

RE: Bentley son of UDS

I'd love to try a 24" high 3" diameter exhaust stack on that UDS. The longer stack creates more draw but at the end of the day you will probably end up dropping that valve to a more common height. Usually the reason we have the high mounted valves is to keep from bending over to make adjustments-I'm sure we could adjust that valve with our foot!!!

Bentley 02-19-2008 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by h20loo (Post 565728)
RE: Bentley son of UDS

Usually the reason we have the high mounted valves is to keep from bending over to make adjustments-I'm sure we could adjust that valve with our foot!!!

Thats the reason I liked it, should have waited to weld it to the side to see if it works!

allboy 02-19-2008 04:55 PM

What is the advantage of a vertical intake pipe (outside of not having to bend over to adjust your ball valve)?

Dr_KY 02-19-2008 04:57 PM

None that I can see.

Bbq Bubba 02-19-2008 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by allboy (Post 566076)
What is the advantage of a vertical intake pipe (outside of not having to bend over to adjust your ball valve)?

Well, from what i've learned and read in the last couple of week's.......there is NO advantage (it does look cool:cool:)
Simple in this case is the best.

N8man 02-19-2008 06:32 PM

Besides the Coolness Factor, I find my Vertical 1" Intake Pipe allows me easy access to fine tune the Temps for Low and Slow. I'm 6'6" and having the Intake at my fingertips is a big advantage, IMHO.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/at...6&d=1195332985
I've read where others have had problems with Temp Control, having gone Vertical with their Intakes, but I've had no such issues. Consistant Temps, Consistant Results. Perhaps the Ram on top makes a difference!:biggrin:


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