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dadsr4 01-26-2018 01:55 PM

I keep a text file with UDS tips. Here are the location tips I have.

Check bakeries,truck stop/oil change places, bulk oil terminals,hydraulic shops,transmission shops,machine shops-coolant.
Might also check environmemtal clean up companies.
(Not me) "I get them from my local oil/gas distributor.
brand new- $20."

Blue Kettle 01-26-2018 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Czarbecue (Post 3940604)

I appreciate it. One thing though, are those "safe"? I'm still a little unclear on how safe you can render these with a burnout if they aren't unlined or good grade.

el luchador 01-26-2018 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by dadsr4 (Post 3940628)
I keep a text file with UDS tips. Here are the location tips I have.

Check bakeries,truck stop/oil change places, bulk oil terminals,hydraulic shops,transmission shops,machine shops-coolant.
Might also check environmemtal clean up companies.
(Not me) "I get them from my local oil/gas distributor.
brand new- $20."


Huge thanks for that. I'll keep an eye out.

el luchador 01-26-2018 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Czarbecue (Post 3940564)

Thanks czar

MeridianBlades 01-26-2018 05:40 PM

UDS Headquarters
 
New to the forum ... The UDS thread brought me over. Made a little stop over to UDS MPLS headquarters today....(or you'd think it) hahaha Thanks for checkin out my pics.

https://i.imgur.com/EJ1mVzB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/f7BPaU4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fzolgQD.jpg


Here is my starter kit:

https://i.imgur.com/ZlXnsWW.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/83U8IIO.jpg

Czarbecue 01-26-2018 06:46 PM

Are those stainless or just unpainted?

MeridianBlades 01-26-2018 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Czarbecue (Post 3940776)
Are those stainless or just unpainted?

Hey Czar... unpainted, unlined and new. That's what I asked them for, and they were great. I got the link from this thread, and so thanks for the referral.

MeridianBlades 01-26-2018 08:18 PM

Intake Options..
 
Question for guys..... What is the best air intake at the bottom of the barrel? I have seen conflicting opinions. Some say the 3/4 pipe with valves are too small. Some say the sliders like from the BGE /Kamado Joes are too big. Some say the vent should be on the bottom of the barrel, instead of the side.

Anyone tried a few of these options and have it down where they'd do it the same way again on your next build(s)?

Thanks Larry

Blue Kettle 01-26-2018 08:36 PM

I have a related question, how many intakes do you need?

el luchador 01-27-2018 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by MeridianBlades (Post 3940827)
Question for guys..... What is the best air intake at the bottom of the barrel? I have seen conflicting opinions. Some say the 3/4 pipe with valves are too small. Some say the sliders like from the BGE /Kamado Joes are too big. Some say the vent should be on the bottom of the barrel, instead of the side.

Anyone tried a few of these options and have it down where they'd do it the same way again on your next build(s)?

Thanks Larry

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3940841)
I have a related question, how many intakes do you need?


there are two air requirements in a UDS, getting up to temp, and keeping temp.

keeping temp requires surprising little air intake. a 3/4" hole would provide all the air needed assuming sufficient coals.

getting up to temp efficiently needs more air. I use two one inch intakes to get up to temp but then after that about half of a 3/4 intake can keep temp.

simplest option is probably a 2" ball valve and just close it down as you get to temp.

ebijack 01-27-2018 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Kettle (Post 3940841)
I have a related question, how many intakes do you need?

Depends on what you want to do with your drum, temps you want to cook at. Outside temps and conditions you cook in. How much food you will be cooking at one time. How easy to adjust/close. If/when wind/snow could blow directly into your drum spiking your temps or not.

Czarbecue 01-27-2018 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ebijack (Post 3940959)
If/when wind/snow could blow directly into your drum spiking your temps or not.

This is why I went with the 3" hole under neath the drum with the foot lever from Hunsaker. I can leave it wide open for when I am getting to temp and move it down to barely an opening to keep it alive. Wind? What wind? :loco:

el luchador 01-27-2018 09:00 AM

I have never had any issues with wind with my intake on the side. how much wind gets into half of a .75" opening?

Czarbecue 01-27-2018 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by el luchador (Post 3941017)
I have never had any issues with wind with my intake on the side. how much wind gets into half of a .75" opening?

My old WSM had the intakes on all 3 sides. It was a nightmare when there is a breeze. We get a lot of that up here in McKinney with no cityscapes for a windbreak.

Hinds15 01-27-2018 10:35 AM

I get some pretty windy conditions south of Houston too which is why I settled on the hunsaker style intake.


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