this is my completed UDS... have tried it out and made lovely half chickens. I have one problem and that is the top cover is not covering completely and is leaking a lot of smoke. any ideas on how to fix it?
I was trying to tighten the outside of the lid to help it clip.. you are right I should open it up more and just have it sit on top... I still have the outside ring that came with the drum and I have been using it to clip it tight
After enlarging your pic. I see that the drum is dented......Perhaps some creative beating with a rubber mallet? Hammer and dolly, like a body and fender repair.....Or even take it to a body shop...I bet they can straighten it out.... Other than that, maybe a piece of flat metal Screwed around the inside edge, to give you a new lip....like the above says
just an update guys... I followed one of the tips provided and opened the lip more.. that has helped a bit, the lid is now sitting on the drum.. I have now put the ring back on and tightened. will work on it more and also get some gasket maker or something...
cool.. I will work on it more and see how it goes....I will also get some gasket of some sort... is all fails, I will look at adding clips to it.