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Adding hole close to top of barrel

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I am new to this forum, and had a question.  i am in the process of building a UDS and saw on online, the pit master i believe it was called that had two hole close to the top for hanging, has anyone ever done this with the standard UDS.   By standard i am referring the design where you use 3/4 ball valve to regulate air and have the other ports for starting.  does anyone know if this would affect the heat, would i still need a top vent or stack...any ideas or suggestion would be appreciated.

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I'm a fan of several holes, around the top of the sides of the drum, for uniform exhaust and heat distribution...   I'm thinking about 6-8... 3/4" holes down about 1 1/2" from the top...  Windy days can be overcome with refer magnets.....

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It shouldn't hurt your temp control. Drill the holes as close to the size of your rod as you can. When not using the rod(s) plug the holes with a cork plug, or a wad of tin foil. You can also use high temp duct tape. 3m makes it. I buy mine from Ace Hardware. Usually located where they display fireplace stuff.
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