Inkjunkie UDS...

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by inkjunkie, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Absolutely nothing on the boob tube tonight, headed out to the garage to get started. Cut the expanded metal and angle iron for the charcoal basket...going to be 15"x15"x10" sitting 3" above the bottom plate. Sure glad I have a Plasma cutter.
    Dug the might welder out of the hole it calls home and melted it together.
    Thanks to not being g able to look ahead I created a problem for the bottom of it. Going to cut 2 pieces of angle iron to create a platform for it...hope to work on it some more tomorrow.
    Have a 16" pizza pan that I am going to notch to sit on the top of the basket....
     
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  2. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Just have to cut the sheet for the pan and buzz it on...
    Not a wider but I can make a mess with a might machine
     
  3. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Purdy liner...
    Purdy paint...
    Good day for a fire...
     
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  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Right on, glad to see your getting started on her. Have fun with that liner. I have not seen a grey liner yet, hopefully it is easier to remove than the tan brown or red liners I have seen guys cuss about on here. I was lucky enough to have found unlined drums for mine.
     
  5. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Make sure you drill your intake holes before the burn. It will help to get a good fire going. You probably knew that, just thought I would remind you.
     
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  6. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    From what I can see it looks,like wherever the fire was raging it burned off. Letting it die down some. Going to stuff some more of the boards from the car trailer in it. One of my dogs was sitting by it, just like she does to the pellet stove in the house.
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I got impatient with my first one and over heated it. I would not suggest a leaf blower. lol. live and learn. Hahaha....
     
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the heads up. Just sorta brick laid 40 feet of 2"x8" in it, going to be a while before it is done.
     
  9. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Some of the liner is gone...
    Was smoking pretty good for a while. The boards from the car trailer were full of knots. Stood there for a while just watching them ooze sap.
    I love fires like this. Truly glad we live where we can burn yard waste.
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You need a pallet or 2. Total pyro here but, just saying
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Chopped about 70 feet of junk that has been laying around for a while now. I do have a pile of pallets...just hate burning them because of the nails.
     
  12. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have always heard the drums burn better at night!
     
  14. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    It has enough junk in it that it will be burning for a while...and it's getting dark now...lol
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you put your imtake holes in yet?
     
  16. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Not yet....wanted to burn it first...plus I wasn't done with the charcoal basket. I want to put the intakes right at the bottom of the basket. Probably going to burn it again tomorrow. Will pop the holes in it first..
     
  17. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The intake holes will make it burn better.
     
  18. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Seemed like it was burning pretty well without the holes. But if it burns out over night I will drop the basket in and pop the holes accordingly. Thanks for the advice.
     
  19. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]UDS is born
     
  20. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Listening to nirvana. NW rules
     

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