Hi, I'm planning my UDS. I have the parts. Just having a hard time getting the expanded steel for the basket. I thought to use a washing machine drum. I would have to drill a lot of holes in the bottom plate or remove it and add the coal grate from my Weber. Anyone done this? I'd also assume I will drill a lot more holes in the sides. I'll give it feet too or use the piece of metal on the bottom of it inverted for feet. Here are a few of the drum. Concerning the top. Should I cut under the rim and use the end as the top with the rim attached to the lid or leave the rim on the barrel and use the flat part as the top or use the Weber Kettle lid which fits pretty nicely on the rim? This had glycerin in it. Seems that the consensus is not to worry too much about the liner. Agreed? I'll cut it open today and get ready for a burn out. Just not sure about where to cut the lid? I have 4 inch angle grinder, sawzall, metal cup brushes to put on the 4 inch grinder. Drills and bits. Ready to go. Just need a bit more direction. For ventilation I was going to make those circle vent covers like the Weber has. Put two or three in the bottom. Is that overkill? The pipes, nipples and ball valve are crazy expensive here (Israel). Most plumbing is done here with plastic parts.