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Police retirement gift UDS build

Post by p3ripperfw » January 16th, 2017, 9:19 pm

:explode2: starting a UDS build for my wife's god father. He is retiring from the Dallas police department this month. He loves grilling and cooking so I figured I'd throw a UDS with some custom graphics on it together for his retirement party. Burnout is in the process as we speak. Drilled two 1 3/8 intake holes in the bottom and fired it up with some oak. I wanted to burn the lid up to so I removed the bungs and clamped it on tight to hopefully help reduce warping. It wasn't getting quite hot enough so I threw the blower next to an intake and ran it at idle. Got the fire stoked up nice and hot! We'll see how the lid fares.

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Post by Big T » January 16th, 2017, 10:53 pm

That's one way to do it :kewl:


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Redneck barrel burn out

Post by Tom_Heath » January 16th, 2017, 11:38 pm

The lid can be fixed........ I've done several. Each one made franks butt pucker up tighter then a frogs ass in a flood. ( there water tight ) just because each time I did it, we were working with the last lid we had on hand. It's not easy and your flirting with disaster but a warped / taco lid can be resurrected.


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Post by Squiggle » January 17th, 2017, 4:53 am

That's freakin way cool! :kewl:


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Post by p3ripperfw » January 17th, 2017, 9:01 am

Hopefully it doesn't warp but I won't know until tomorrow. I I left it clamped tight so hopefully it won't. If it does I'll just weld flat strap across the top. I already plan on using cam latches to clamp the lid down during cooks.



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Post by Rodcrafter » January 17th, 2017, 5:21 pm

:LG: :beer:


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Post by p3ripperfw » January 20th, 2017, 3:43 pm

This drum will be kept as a burn barrel... I've burned it out twice and used a propane grass burner to strip the outside paint. That red paint is still mostly intact on the inside.



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Post by Tom_Heath » January 21st, 2017, 10:32 pm

Try a little comet household cleaner on it. Most of the time that will do the trick.


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Post by p3ripperfw » January 21st, 2017, 10:50 pm

Ok tom I'll give it a shot



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Post by p3ripperfw » January 22nd, 2017, 10:48 pm

I'm shocked tom but that comet somehow got the paint out :kewl:



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Post by ajfoxy » January 23rd, 2017, 12:31 am

That Tom is just a walking encyclopedia of useful smoker knowedge. And he's even faster with the speed glasses. :D


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 24th, 2017, 10:46 am

Boy you got that right there's no stopping him now!


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Re: Redneck barrel burn out

Post by Mprourke » January 25th, 2017, 4:55 pm

This is awesome. I am going to bur out my barrel tonight and was wondering what size hole I should make for the air intake? I am use Ing 3/4 inch black pipe and going to make 3 intakes with a ball valve on 2 and a cap on the 3rd.



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Post by Rodcrafter » January 25th, 2017, 8:42 pm

Just measure the outside of the pipe thread and use conduit nuts on the inside and outside of the drum. Use some high temperature silicon around the pipe


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Post by Mprourke » January 25th, 2017, 9:17 pm

Rodcrafter, so it doesn't need to be exact? I have a 1 1/8 hole saw it will leave a little extra room. As long as I use high temp silicon around the fitting you dont think it will make a difference. I am new to smoker builds just want to do it right from the start. Thanks for the input



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Post by p3ripperfw » January 25th, 2017, 10:42 pm

Got some work done on the barrel. Got the intakes welded in, put the charcoal basket together, fabbed up what I hope will be a wind proof and rain proof chimney, and started on the lid hinge. This was my second variation on the hinge and neither one worked. I think I need to put the pivot up at the lid level. I'll fiddle with it some more over the few days.



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Post by Squiggle » January 25th, 2017, 10:54 pm

Looks awesome dude, well done! :kewl:


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Post by p3ripperfw » January 25th, 2017, 10:56 pm

Thanks Sqiggle. The chimney idea came from gizmos thread I just built it different.



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Post by Mprourke » January 25th, 2017, 10:58 pm

Dude this looks awesome i wish i could weld!!



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Post by p3ripperfw » January 25th, 2017, 11:06 pm

Welding on these drums and that galvalume exhaust pipe was a pain in the butt. I wished I had a tig set up for that instead.



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:LG:


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Post by ajfoxy » January 26th, 2017, 2:04 am

Very nice. Good beads too. Not long now before we get some q-view and you can sit back and relax and bask in all the glory... :needfood:


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 26th, 2017, 7:55 am

I didn't know you were going to weld the fittings in the drum, guess the silicon is not needed. lol

Nice work!

If I was going to make my own hinge I would copy a great one like this:

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