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Building my first UDS

Poll Results: What would you rather do than remove a red liner of death?

 
  • 0% (0)
    Walk blind folded across a busy intersection.
  • 0% (0)
    Run over your foot with a lawn mower.
  • 50% (1)
    Watch a 10 hour Barney marathon.
  • 50% (1)
    Nothing I will never remove a red liner again, ever, no, no, no , no , no NEVER.
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I decided to build a UDS after reading all of the praise about these beasts.  Here are some pictures during my build.  

 

 

Here is the beginning of my build.  I used that shoe string to measure the exact diameter, and to mark where i wanted my two inlet valves, and main valve to be.  I then used those markings to keep in line my markings for the grate holes.  i have a two grate system, but have three different levels to choose from.  One three inches from the top then two more levels six inches down at each level.  

 

 

Here i installed everything just to see if i liked where everything was lining up.  Yes that is the red liner of death....

 

 

I burnt the thing out three times, and I am grinding it here.  My neighbors probably thought I was an idiot when i started grinding the inside.  Word of advice, AVOID THE RED LINER AT ALL COSTS.  It sucks a lot....

 

 

Here I am preparing for paint.  I used a high heat primer, and high heat black and grey paints...

 

 

Here she is all together, and being seasoned.  Cant wait to start cooking...

 

 

One more for the road..

post #2 of 5
Very very nice! I see sneakeey's design is making its rounds... Very cool
post #3 of 5
Looks like a great job, to me!

Now, don't forget to take qview of your first smokes and share them with us.

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post #4 of 5

Nice, I see lots of good smoke in your future!

 

What's wrong with red?

 

 

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Happy smoken.

David

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Yes sir.  I did a lot of research on youtube and his design looked very well thought out.  I did add some things like the three hooks, and an extra level for racks, but yes I did follow his lead.  

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