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post #41 of 67
Congrats bubba, that should turn out some good q.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #42 of 67
FLAVOR BOMBS!!!!!!!!PDT_Armataz_01_40.gif
post #43 of 67
Amen to that. I missed this the first go round Bubba, but you need to be careful. Cooking on a drum will increase beer consumption throughout the cook. I mean all you got to do otherwise is set there and smell the amazing smells that the drum will make while it works it's magic. icon_wink.gif

Have you cooked on it yet? What did you cook?
post #44 of 67
Looks good Bubba can't wait to see that thing run....Hard to believe thats all the air it needs...Your Cuz, DB BBQ
post #45 of 67
bbqbubba enjoy your drum. you won't be the same from now on. i love mines. smile.gifPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #46 of 67
Getting ready to build one myself. Could you tell me why you used a ball valve and the capped off air intakes. Do you need to uncap the vents at times, could I just use a couple extra ball valves for air control? Are more than one needed?

post #47 of 67
Did a test drive of mine yesterday. No pipes or valve yet, just plugged holes with tin foil. Not so percise temp control, but this thing burned 9 hrs on 5# of Royal Oak. Most of the time the temps were above 250*(couldn't get a tight fit with the tin foil). Friday I will get all the needed parts, season it, then ....... This thing is great. Thanks Bubba.
post #48 of 67
Thread Starter 
Yes, i have 3 capped nipple's and 1 ball valve.
It run's at 235 with 1 cap off and ball valve open 1/3.
it'll run at 325 with 2 cap's off and ball valve at 1/4 open.
The cap's are WAY cheaper than ball valve's and you only need 1 valve for adjustment!
I'll open all 4 up just to get the heat up to temp before i put the meat on.
post #49 of 67
Thread Starter 
I'm glad i could be of some help....you'll be amazed at the burn time once you get it sealed up! PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
post #50 of 67
Thanks Bubba, I have a couple ball valves laying around, I know what you mean by cheaper!

My hard part is going to be the fire cage, not a welder. Trying to figure how to make one or find something that will work. May need to make a trip to the swap meet.
post #51 of 67
Thread Starter 
i will try to post a pic of mine and an explanation how to build without welding later tonite...........stay tuned!!wink.gif
post #52 of 67
Thought I'd better post some pics on your thread also ...

More to come ...
post #53 of 67
Had to go into a small town ... the small hardware store had some of the parts I needed. Tomorrow I'll hit HD for the rest.

Intake is together ... exhaust tomorrow.
post #54 of 67
Sweet rig Bubba....where'd you run your probes through or do you just go throught the top? Great job...the only thing that I could possibly say that would make it look better would be an oilers decal! LOL!
post #55 of 67
Thread Starter 
Sneak peek of UDS 2.0
Just "threw it together" tonite in about 2 hr's, may do a pictoral of the build later!!

post #56 of 67
Sweet ... I have a liking to that type of intake. Gonna get this one going first. I still have another barrell. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #57 of 67
Thread Starter 
Ya Tim, second barrel get's all the upgrade's, why bend over to adjust the intake when i can stand up and do it!! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #58 of 67
Is that 3/4 pipe your using? I used 1/2" on this one. Gonna do the same exhaust ? (Holes in the lid) While at HD today, gonna get some 11/4" for my enhaust.
post #59 of 67
Thread Starter 
All 3/4 intake's but i stepped the tall intake down to 1/2" because i had it laying around, i hope it's enough air.
My lid has a 2" bung that i removed, work's great for the exhaust!!
post #60 of 67
Looks good bubba.
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