Stainless Steel Drum Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by joopster, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I acquired these from work. They are 305 stainless. What should I do with them?

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  2. joopster

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    304 I meant...


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  3. c farmer

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

    Build a UDS
     
  4. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I need a 17.5 inch grate? Any ideas? This will not have the U in UDS...


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  5. c farmer

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

    How big are the weber 18.5 in. grates?

    They might work.

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  6. joopster

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    They would be too big. I may have to by some and cut them down?


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  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could use rebar and make them hanging smokers, no racks needed!
     
  8. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Any examples?


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  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can hang all kinds of cuts. Whole birds, pork loins, brisket, hams, turkeys, roasts. Great for sausage too!


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  10. joopster

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    Ok so the 18.5" WSM grates are 17.5"! Perfect!

    I will list what I ordered:

    (2) Weber 7432 Cooking Grates

    (1) Weber 7431 Cooking Grate (For The Charcoal Basket)

    (2) 2" River Country Thermometers

    (1) 4" Polar Array Dampener

    (1) 304 Stainless Pipe Nipple

    (1) 304 Stainless Two Way Valve

    I think now I will just wait on parts and decide how I want to paint this one up.

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  11. c farmer

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

    I thought they would work.
     
  12. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Received my thermometers and grill grates today. Also along came the dampener. I will tackle this in a bit...


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  13. joopster

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  16. joopster

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    Ruined a step drill. It's got a 40 dollar hole now that doesn't fit the 3/4 I needed. I will be purchasing hardware to get the valve installed....


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  17. joopster

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    I did get my basket done today though. I will post some better pics later on.


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  18. joopster

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    That's 14" inches across and 6" deep!


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  19. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    So, how many holes and how big do I need to go?  I have close to a 1 inch hole that now I have to make something work - or by another bit which I am NOT going to do.

    I went from 1/2 inch to 3/4 for my riser and ball valve so I didn't have to purchase anything else.  What do I need to do because the 1/2 inch nipple is smaller than the hole I drilled?  Just get a nut and bolt that sucker to the side?

    Do I need any hole that should then be capped for higher temps?  Sorry newbie here on the UDS and I want to do it right.
     

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