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What drill to use on uds

kilo charlie

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35mm is 1 3/8 inch .. so I'm betting it's used for the hole in the bottom? ( Merely an assumption here)

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More on the sides just above the wheels. And my charcoal basket will be sat above resting on long screws.

thanks again by the way everyone. Really helpful stuff. I’m not a diy guy, just wanted to make my own smoker after falling in love with the style whilst travelling America for 6months. We don’t really have the culture or parts here in the uk.
 

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35mm is WAY too big for air and temp control... You will not be able to control the temp...
UDS were originally designed with 3 each 1/2" full flow ball valves, and normally only 2 were used to control the temp... they were installed about 2" above the bottom of the drum...

Below are 2 pics I just grabbed from members threads/posts...
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loz

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35mm is WAY too big for air and temp control... You will not be able to control the temp...
UDS were originally designed with 3 each 1/2" full flow ball valves, and normally only 2 were used to control the temp... they were installed about 2" above the bottom of the drum...

Below are 2 pics I just grabbed from members threads/posts...
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Hmm, on UDS Parts their air intake is 1.5 inches wide which comes to 38mm.
 

daveomak

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Well, now you have a choice of whom to believe... Good luck with your UDS...
 

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Thanks for your help, I took this thread to a diy store and they agreed with you all and got me the items.
I don't use a UDS , but if Dave asked it's probably worth answering .
it’s for the air intakes
35mm is WAY too big for air and temp control... You will not be able to control the temp...
UDS were originally designed with 3 each 1/2"
Hmm, on UDS Parts their air intake is 1.5 inches wide which comes to 38mm.
Well, now you have a choice of whom to believe...
 

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L loz

Dave has made a good point. 35mm is too big.

This is what I did following directions from members who had experience with building UDS

Three of these. Attach a ball valve to one and pipe caps to the other two until the capped ones are needed for more air intake. If more air is needed, remove the caps one at a time until you reach the desired temperature. Easy peasy!

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It sits at 250 because you do not have enough exhaust for good air flow..... All of the oxygen is being consumed by the fuel... Great environment for botulism.... IMO....
 

loz

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It sits at 250 because you do not have enough exhaust for good air flow..... All of the oxygen is being consumed by the fuel... Great environment for botulism.... IMO....
Is 250f not the right temp for smoking? I didn’t want it to go any higher as I have a grill for that.
 

JLeonard

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Hmm.....not bad. Been looking at UDS myself.

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loz

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Hmm.....not bad. Been looking at UDS myself.

Jim
I installed a higher shelf to put the coal basket on for when I do wings or burgers. That way I can do two zone cooking at get higher temp. But for smoking with coal at the bottom it’s 350f but with a diffuser plate in I have it sit at 250f
 

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Here’s some iberico pork ribs I made yesterday in it. I hung them for 2hrs then Texas crutch then glazed.
it’s amazing how dirty my uds has gotten already lol
Nice ribs, wow cleaned the bones up pretty good, nothing left for the dog to even chew on.

David
 

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