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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

This one already has a new home.

 

Love this new thermometer.

 

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post #2 of 17

I think you hold the record for builds, how many now? That is a cool therm. icon14.gif

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

At least 20 builds got 5 more coming in the next week I hope maybe week and a half.

post #4 of 17

You better watch out or your gonna get a reputation!

 

I think you better start working on a logo for your smokers!

 

Everybody's gonna want an Ecto built UDS!

post #5 of 17

Again---Real nice Ecto !!!

 

I like that color of Camo!  biggrin.gif

 

Bear

post #6 of 17

Man you got that down pat...Nice job..Yep you need a logo for sure...If I might ask how much do you get for one and do you ship....? You can PM me with a price.

post #7 of 17

That is a clean lookn build thumb1.gif

post #8 of 17

Very nice!!

 

  Craig

post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

You better watch out or your gonna get a reputation!

 

I think you better start working on a logo for your smokers!

 

Everybody's gonna want an Ecto built UDS!

Not looking for a reputation I just enjoy the build and it is fun to see people enjoy using theirs.  The only financial gain is for my BBQ team it is my self sponsership.
 

 



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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

Again---Real nice Ecto !!!

 

I like that color of Camo!  biggrin.gif

 

Bear


I am working on a camo one never did it before I want a real tree look

 



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Originally Posted by Roller View Post

Man you got that down pat...Nice job..Yep you need a logo for sure...If I might ask how much do you get for one and do you ship....? You can PM me with a price.



Got someone working on a logo.  No need to pm I charge 200 for a basic smoker two grate levels square charcoal basket just like you see above.  I have never shipped but LA is not far from Houston.  You would be suprised I have had people drive in from all over Texas to pick one up furthest trip so far 350 miles one way.  Since we are among friends here I will break it down for you.  It cost me 95 to 115 dollars to build one depending on the paint used and the type of barrel.  It takes one full day sometimes a day and a half to build, paint, cure, and season.  I am in no way pushing my good on here I still think that building your own is the best way to go.  I am just opening an avenue for those who feel they can't build one.  Trust me if I can do it so can you.  So far most people who have bought one from me have been other competitive bbq guys but I have sold a few on craigslist.

post #10 of 17

I have a couple of questions? Where is the exhaust? and what is the lowest set of bolts supporting? Nice paint job and thermo!

post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by coffee_junkie View Post

I have a couple of questions? Where is the exhaust? and what is the lowest set of bolts supporting? Nice paint job and thermo!


2 inch bunghole is the exaust this guy wanted a lower rack for a water pan i have made about half this way.

 

post #12 of 17

As always nice build!

In you professional opinion what is the best barrel for an air-tight seal with a Weber lid? Or do you just use a cut/mod Weber kettle ring?

post #13 of 17

Hey Ecto where'd you score the Thermo, I like it.  Great looking build BTW

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by AusTexRod View Post

As always nice build!

In you professional opinion what is the best barrel for an air-tight seal with a Weber lid? Or do you just use a cut/mod Weber kettle ring?



What I have leanned is no two barrels are alike.  What I have found is a lot of  upen head barrels are actually wider on the top than the bottom.  If you cut out the bottom the Weber lid will fit better and then you have a way way to clean the ash out.  If you look long enough you will find that magical barrel with a 22 inch diameter that fits the Webber lid most I find are a bit too large.



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Originally Posted by RowdyRawhide View Post

Hey Ecto where'd you score the Thermo, I like it.  Great looking build BTW


Academy Sports and Outdoors

 

post #15 of 17

Looks-Great.gifCan't wait to see the realtree camo.

post #16 of 17

That is a very reasonable price for that build...Thanks for your answer and keep up the great work..I tip my hat to you for your dedication to your builds and your Smoking Team...The best of Luck to you !!!    beercheer.gif

post #17 of 17

People keep sending me to Ecto. Hi, I'm a fellow Texan living in Israel. Building my first UDS. Pumped. Can already smell the smoke. Got a closed lid barrel. Also have a Weber Kettle. The lid is almost a perfect fit on the ring if left intact. Is that the best cover or use the existing lid? If so, cut below the rim or inside from the top?

 

And, can I use this washer drum by making a bunch of holes in bottom and sides?

Remove plastic, yes. 

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