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barbefunkoramaque 04-28-2010 07:53 PM

uds.....god help me i love it so

Doc Robinson 04-28-2010 10:01 PM

Holy crap that one is nice...I just finished mine:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...DSBuild012.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...DSBuild013.jpg

This is what it looked like this morning:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...SBuild011a.jpg

woodbutcher1 04-29-2010 07:36 AM

Nice transformation Doc. Looks real good.:thumb::clap2:

McGurk 04-29-2010 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Doc Robinson (Post 1266013)

Nice paint job; it matches your Blue Rhino LP tank perfectly!:wink::becky:

Doc Robinson 04-29-2010 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by McGurk (Post 1266233)
Nice paint job; it matches your Blue Rhino LP tank perfectly!:wink::becky:

And my mash tun (can be seen in the 2nd photo) that I use with my homebrew setup (that can also be seen in the background).

Doc Robinson 04-29-2010 03:03 PM

I used Rustoleum Engine Enamel (engine block spray paint) to paint this thing. It says to wait 7 days for it to fully cure. Is that really necessary? I want to cook this weekend!

BigButzBBQ 04-29-2010 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Doc Robinson (Post 1266741)
I used Rustoleum Engine Enamel (engine block spray paint) to paint this thing. It says to wait 7 days for it to fully cure. Is that really necessary? I want to cook this weekend!

Don't get your hopes up too high w/ the engine paint. I used it on mine let it cure for over a week and it still charred on my first cook, didn't even think it got that hot. Might have just been me but, I wouldn't do chicken on it for a bit. :becky:

Cain74 04-29-2010 03:45 PM

Quick new guy question. Do I mount my thermometer 1" below or above the grill? I remember seeing it somewhere, but this is a huge thread.

Stef 04-29-2010 04:05 PM

Below.

Cain74 04-29-2010 04:07 PM

Thanks!

Smoke Show 04-29-2010 07:02 PM

Does it matter how big and how long my exhaust stack is?

Skidder 04-29-2010 07:30 PM

doc I had 2300 degree engine paint on mine over Wally World 99 cent black and had an ABT grease fire. Burnt the 2300 stuff right off but didn't do anything to the black. Go figure.

Gutshot2 04-30-2010 09:01 AM

UDS Pics
 
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Finally getting around to posting pics of my UDS(if they work). I used a metal milk crate for the charcoal basket. 2 nipples and 1 ball valve.

I mounted adjustable shelf brackets inside the drum so that I can adjust the cooking grate(s) to any height or add more just by moving or adjusting the supports. You can even use it as a grill if you don't mind reaching down in the barrel to flip the food.

Hard to tell from the pics but I used a hammered finish paint that really looked good and covered any imperfections in the barrel. After seeing the green and white Philadelphia Eagles UDS I see an orange and blue paint job coming for mine in the near future.

Fun to build and even more fun to use.




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KSims1868 04-30-2010 09:45 AM

I like the hook idea inside the lid. I'm going to do that.

Also...for exhaust stacks just in case you don't have a 2" bung already in the lid (I didn't) I found a great hole-saw / pipe combo.
I used 2 threaded pipe pieces (1.5" x 4") pipe nipples (like the bottom pipe nipples ones, but larger). I learned that a 1 7/8" hole saw will cut a PERFECT hole for these 1.5" pipes to thread into. I added a 90* elbow on top of each. Now I'll just have my friend add a tak-weld to ensure they don't wiggle loose.

Here's a pic:
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL174.../386388524.jpg

Doc Robinson 04-30-2010 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Skidder (Post 1266981)
doc I had 2300 degree engine paint on mine over Wally World 99 cent black and had an ABT grease fire. Burnt the 2300 stuff right off but didn't do anything to the black. Go figure.

Haha...well I guess I can always periodically apply fresh coats. Screw it...I'm cooking on this thing tomorrow!


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