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1st UDS build

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OK I picked up a 55 gallon drum

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I added the adjustable shelf system...

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I've burned it three times the red stuff is coming off in some places but not all...photo 100_0181_zpsed1ee7f4.jpg

The Weber lid doesn't quite fit...

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I called around a few places to see if I could get it sandblasted (the red sealer), nobody does it local. Has anyone tried aircraft coating remover?

post #2 of 5
Is there a powder coating outfit near you? Almost all do their own sand blasting as the two go hand in hand. Body shops too.
post #3 of 5
To get the lid to fit you have to rivit or weld a ring on the inside of the drum.

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I added the aluminum strip Thanks ballagh:)

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Made the fire basket 2nd time first one was too big for the pizza pan.

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Added the required bottle opener.

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I got a rack of ribs, a chicken & a Brisket I'll be smoking tomorrow.....

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I added the handles,

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Quick disconnect ash catcher.....

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& cap keepers. I'd lose them otherwise..............

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