Well, I have been talking about it here and at home FOREVER. Time to get off the mark and get this party started. I know its been posted here 1,000 times, so for you vets I apologize.
To document this whole process in a MS Word doc housed on Google Docs and shared with anyone. I will update my progress there, post pics and docuemtn it for anyone else. The link to that doc is as follows:
Don't worry all..I will also post plenty of Qview!!
First off, I have some pre-build questions. Any and all advice is welcomed. For those of you contemplating a build, you should probably do everything opposite of me. For you veterans, feel free to chime in. I will post my build sheet below my questions. Thanks in advance!!
Let the games begin....
1) I am planning for 3 intakes running a couple of feet up the drum with ball valves on all. I am thinking of using PVC for the intake tubes after the elbows. It will save some $$ and weight as well. Have read this elsewhere I think so looking for feedback. Heat issues? Durability? Paintability?
2) I would like to have 2 cooking grates. Will I have room with a domed lid? Min. 24" from bottom of charcoal bucket for first grate (read this here)? Should I try and get taller barrel?
3) Would like to also use as standard grill so any "neat tricks" for hooks, etc. to maybe hang coals basket below top rack for standard grill mode?
That might be all for now. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
|55 Gal. Drum||1|
|Handles?? - moving drum and tie downs||2|
|Nuts for Handles||4|
|Lock washers for handles||4|
|1" Step bit||1|
|22.5" Weber Grill grate (cooking)||2|
|1 1/2"x1/4" SS bolts||8|
|1/4" SS lock washers||8|
|1/4" SS nuts||8|
|Diffuser plate - to be added later|
|Exp. Metal - 48"x6"?||1|
|1/2"x2" SS bolts||4|
|1/2" SS lock washers||4|
|1/2" SS washers||8|
|22.5" Weber Grill grate (basket bottom)||1|
|3/4" close threaded nipples||3|
|3/4" conduit nuts||6|
|3/4" metal/pvc pipe for intakes (in feet)||6|
|3/4" ball valve (pvc/brass)||3|
|3/4" pipe brackets - for attaching to side of barrel||6|
Edited by OneEyedBlueberry - 5/31/10 at 8:40am