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charliesarmy 07-23-2008 03:49 PM

Newbie to the site and I have been quickly sold on the UDS.

I picked up a drum yesterday..... new and unlined...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...umor/Drum1.jpg

The baby is already excited for her first pulled pork sandwiches

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...r/Drumbaby.jpg

The dog is not happy with the new addition to the backyard

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...umor/drum2.jpg

charliesarmy 07-23-2008 03:51 PM

Here is my first of probably many UDS questions..... I have called around looking for pieces of expanded metal for my fire box with out much luck....

My question is would a metal dish drainer work. It is about the same size and I would just have to put some metal wire in the corners to fill in the only big gaps....

Any other suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

N8man 07-23-2008 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by charliesarmy (Post 693377)
Here is my first of probably many UDS questions..... I have called around looking for pieces of expanded metal for my fire box with out much luck....

My question is would a metal dish drainer work. It is about the same size and I would just have to put some metal wire in the corners to fill in the only big gaps....

Any other suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.

I would think that the metal is too small of a diameter in a dish drainer to hold up to the heat of charcoal for very long. Do you know what kind of metal it is made from? Is there a Home Depot near you? Or, perhaps a Machine/Welding Shop?

Mad Max 07-23-2008 04:00 PM

Check your local metal scrap yards or ask around the wielding shops in the area, if all else fails you can get it on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/3-4-X-9-EXPANDED...3286.m20.l1116

Good Luck!

charliesarmy 07-23-2008 04:32 PM

There is a home depot but all I saw there was smaller chunks for a decent chunk of change.... I have not called out to any metal yards... I will try there tomorrow... I tried a couple metal places with out a lot of luck...They required buying a 4'X8' sheet... I have a couple welders that I go to church with I will check with them

Barbarian 07-23-2008 06:55 PM

welders and machine shops are your best bet, IMHO.
post the pics when building and finished.

ColdSmoke 07-23-2008 07:02 PM

Ok. If I am going to dump my barrel, where the heck do a I find another? I would even be willing to pay a fair price for new and unlined. Suggestions? Anyone in Minnesota (where I am) have any ideas?

Norcoredneck 07-23-2008 08:15 PM

Helping helpless Fin
 
Here is the latest.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3193.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3192.jpg

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3194.jpg

Hook_Line_and_Sinker 07-23-2008 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 693619)

love those handles

cedstevo 07-23-2008 09:24 PM

love handles.

Barbarian 07-23-2008 09:33 PM

ColdSmoke you can try these places for new drums.
http://secure2.data-comm.com/servlet...-Gallon/Detail
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg..._selected=Drum

For more just do a Google search.

And Pat where did you find the springs for the handles? It looks like you made the rest of the handle parts yourself.

jiarby 07-23-2008 09:41 PM

I just bought 6 of them from Bob Eickhoff at kck.com $10 each. Just the bent rod and the spring handle (5" stainless). No fancy rolled base like those above.

He also sells Tel Tru thermometers.

Norcoredneck 07-23-2008 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Barbarian (Post 693688)
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And Pat where did you find the springs for the handles? It looks like you made the rest of the handle parts yourself.

http://kck.com/bbq_pit_spring_handle...ood_stove.html

Bbq Bubba 07-23-2008 10:13 PM

Glad to see you ain't just been fluffing off......:twisted:

Norcoredneck 07-23-2008 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 693721)
Glad to see you ain't just been fluffing off......:twisted:

Check out the sneak peak at Project X to the left of Fins. Now I got 30 years of "Valuable stuff" to get rid of. Parents house is in escrow.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...k/IMG_3193.jpg


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