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Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Donny&Lads » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:49 pm

What’s happening fellas. Started this build a couple weeks ago from an old feed barrel. Took some pics along the way. The wood coal “feeder” / “maintenance” box is fully shielded with high temp barrier on the inside. Same will be done to inner face of the box’s door. Plan on utilizing this feeder box to try to cook/smoke pizzas as well. Looking forward to that.
Coal basket is galvanized pail. Used grinder to get some air inlets. Grinder was far more rapid than drilling holes. Created pinned standoff’s with long bolts and an old galvanized garbage lid as ash catcher under coal basket. Perfect fit inside barrel. If coal basket proves to be too small I will increase size for larger. Wood like to try small first. Although I anticipate I might need more holes/Slices for additional airflow. We’ll see.

Lid and door are being stained and varnished on outside only. Have press for concept and 2/3 split on door for batter access without removing whole door. Also avoided need for drilling an external drum hinge for entire lid. Will have more pics to share as I progress further. Appreciate any insight, thanks.
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Donny&Lads » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:39 pm

More pics
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:47 pm

Good WOrk and Interesting Concept - - - looking forward to the First Cook - - - WELCOME to the Forum :tup: :salut: :texas:
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Fooldancing » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. Remember to post pictures of your first cook..

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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby ucsteve » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:18 am

This looks like an interesting idea, good luck with it, I would just say that you may want to reconsider the galvanized metal, its toxic and if you plan to have high enough temps to cook a pizza it may be hazardous to your health.
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Donny&Lads » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:26 pm

ucsteve wrote:This looks like an interesting idea, good luck with it, I would just say that you may want to reconsider the galvanized metal, its toxic and if you plan to have high enough temps to cook a pizza it may be hazardous to your health.

Good point. Will see other options instead of galvanized. Thanks
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby spacetrucker » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:31 pm

definitely agree with ucsteve, galvanized and fire are bad for your health...
my experience comes from welding so not sure what the temperature is for the hazard, I would not take that chance...
Others on here may know the temperatures that the hazard occurs at? otherwise interested in where this goes looks like a good idea.. :idea:
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Donny&Lads » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:49 am

Nearly completed. New coal basket is under development. Stainless steel.
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:53 am

Very cool. Can’t wait to see it in action.


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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:13 pm

Very cool build and really neat ideas. You can go with a 5Gal steel bucket for a fire basket. Just drill holes on the sides. Looking forward to seeing your cooks.
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Donny&Lads » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:59 pm

Made a pretty sweet coal basket out of stainless. Worked great. First cook done. Made a bird leg hanger device out of wood. Worded perfect. Chicken legs, 3 hours of smoke
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby Williep » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Cool project and nice cook. :cheers: Welcome to the forum !! :salut: :texas:
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:29 am

:chef: :tup: :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:53 am

Looks resourceful and tasty


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Re: Donny & Lads UDS build

Postby felper71 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:43 am

This is gold man... nice build!
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