UDS Kettle Lid Handle Mod

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by thunderdome, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Here is where this story started

    I found a Kettle lid at Big Lots for $29.99. Since it's so "economically" made, the kettle bottom has the same intake as the lid does for the exhaust.

    Anyhow, I decided to use the bottom of the kettle as the lid since it offers so much space compared to the lid it comes with.

    Only problem was that there was no handle, and I dislike how my wal-mart uniflame lid has the handle on the front (meant to be hinged).

    Since the exhaust is directly at the top of the lid, i couldn't center a handle over it, and anything else would be an awkward location as far as practically handling the lid. Later, Mrs. ThunderDome came in the garage and said "why dont you make one that falls over when it's not being used and it won't get grimey from the exhaust below". So I said 'yeah, that's what I was gonna do anyways..I already thougth of that [​IMG]"

    Here is what I came up with. A couple Eye Bolts, a spacer off of a Monosem planter as the grip, and the handle/bard off of plastic 5 gallon drum..now my Kettle Bottom-Lid has a handle

    Here it is laying down

    Standing up

    The work in progress
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A thing of beauty...or ugly. Nice Mod dude!
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now it looks like a perfect fit to me.
  4. 200xga

    200xga Newbie

    looks good
  5. smokednarwhal

    smokednarwhal Meat Mopper

    good idea, looks like it works perfectly.

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