I had to whoop out another drum for the upcoming weekend cook. I will be using the two drums and the new R-Flow. Anyways here is a few pics of the drum. I had some spare parts that I was able to use for the rack support. I built the basket last week from scraps, its only 6" deep but its 16" round, I hope thats enough for the brisket times. Pray for me, LMAO just dont pray that something lands on my head or that my wheels fall off doing 110. LOL Gotta love that song.
This drum is being used as is, no liner, open top. The lid was a problem as we discovered in another thread, the bottom fits a weber lid and the top is way to large to fit the same weber lid. So what I did was set the drum lid on and then set the bottom of the weber kettle on top of the drum. I welded the weber to the drum lid, then after it cooled I turned it over and cut the excess off. I think there may be room for a giant turkey in the near future. No wheels on this one. I will build some sort of a stand so that I can slide a 2 wheeler into it and cart it around. This is something I plan to do with my welders and large tools as well. Get ride of the carts and try to save a little space.
I gotta give credit to Miller, my millermatic 211AS is one awesome little machine. One day I hope to upgrade to an engine drive and a wire feeder, and have a passport plus for the stuff like this project.
I would suggest that if someone is welding with no gas, that they may think of buying a Hobart co2 kit. Under 100 bucks on ebay and you are suppose to get 40' of bead off of a 20 oz paint ball bottle. I run co2, argon mix c25, flux core, and also stick. For these drums the co2 or the c25 is the best go, with the argon having a slight advantage. I am thinking about buying the kit for when I have to take my welder somewhere, that way I dont have to drag my tank and regulator with me.
All of the welds on this project were welded with c25, .030 wire turned down to somewhere in the 18 to 20 ga area.
This is thin blue smoke.......but not the kind you would want on the food. LOL Its from the little parts of the lid gasket. OPPS!
Here it is waiting for final paint tomorrow in the AM.
My step daughters b day party is saterday and since she is so cute and so sweet I told her she could paint it pink. Whoooffffttaaaaa!!!! I cant believe I told her to go for it. But what the heck, if it looks good then next comp I go to, I will take it with me and she can cook on it with her friend. My bbq partner's daughter is best friends with my step daughter, so that outta make a pretty cool time at a comp.
But Pink,,,,, yikes,,,,, I am a little scared at what I will find when I get home tomorrow.
I am not sure what I shall do with the leg holders yet, I'm trying to think of something crazy for the top of the lid.