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Dual UDS Design needed

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I came across two 55 gallon drums for just a few dollars and my thought is to have one be the firebox and the other on top as the cooker.  Here is my main issue,  I know nothing about welding nor do I know anyone that welds.  Can I accomplish this idea without welding?   I am also looking for specific plans if anyone has any for me.  I am somewhat handy with tools, but I think this will be a fun project.  I just have to figure out what I need.  Thanks.

 

mike

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Mike

I don't know of a no weld double UDS. In fact I don't think it would still be a UDS. it would be a offset smoker I think. Search the smoker builds and see what you can find.

You can always build a singe drum UDS without welding.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 7
There are stove kits that make a 55gal drum into a wood burning stove. I have seen a couple builds where cutting was involved but all attachments were made with bolts and gaskets. I will try to find a link for you.
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Somewhere on another forum I saw a build that had a 55 gallon drum upright in the middle and the other drum horizontal on top of that. the lower drum had been shaped to receive the upper drum, much like scarfing logs. I would think that you would have to weld the joint so that it wouldn't leak air.

 

post #5 of 7
Just as Omenusmc said they can be put together using bolts only with the stove kits but they will leak and wont be as efficient. Google "double barrel smoker". When I was thinking of doing a drum build I was using some of those pictures and info as references. Lots of good info out there under the double barrel name.
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Yeah, you have to weld this thing. Here is my build.

 

 

You can certainly build a single drum with no welds, as you probably already know. There were instructions floating around the web.

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Originally Posted by xpumasx View Post

Yeah, you have to weld this thing. Here is my build.

 

 

You can certainly build a single drum with no welds, as you probably already know. There were instructions floating around the web.

Reverse flowed eh....very nice, i like it.

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