Sharing my UDS build

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by tootall87, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. tootall87

    tootall87 Newbie

    Built a UDS over the summer. Just joined the group a few days ago. Thought I'd share my build and process.

    Got a lined drum from a craigslist ad. Found a local guy in Ft Worth that sand blasted it for me. Local fire department would have visited me if I had done a burn and for $30 it was worth saving the time not having to grind it all down. I decided to build mine on a cart even though at the present time I don't move it anywhere. Found an old kenmore grill that I salvaged. Built the shelves using diamond plate that I cut and bent in the garage. Hardware, paint, paint and more paint she was ready for seasoning.

    Specs: Three racks, pizza pan heat diffuser, 2-1" holes with ball valves, weber lid, unknown bbq hinge (need to install), 18"x10" fire basket, 2 cans flat black, 2 cans gloss black, 1 can metallic silver, and a whole bunch of eye and u bolts to hold it all together. Cheers!

  2. Nice looking UDS. I see many years of great Q in your future.

    Happy smoken.

  3. I have a drum and after seeing yours I'm gone to try and make me one. One thing I have to ask is on your ball values is that pipes running up the sides. Nice job
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You can run the pipes up the sides but during certain winds a weird draw can happen. seen it once. I go with keep it simple. Nice looking drum there man.
  5. tootall87

    tootall87 Newbie

    Yup the pipes are there only so you don't have to bend down to adjust the airflow. A Pitmaster IQ is on the list and when I get that I will probably be removing the pipes.
  6. Nice UDS   Meat, veggies and eggs look great

  7. Very Nice Build, and looks very well thought out.

    I really like your Rolling Cart with Dual Shelves. Using one shelf as the cart handles was a great idea.


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