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  1. #21
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    Anyone ever paint their UDS to look like a cigar? Bottom 1/3 ash grey, middle 1/3 cigar band, top 1/3 and lid looking like the cap?

    Pretty much going to paint It up like that. Probably black, with a Drew Estate Undercrown band. At minimum. Black with the UC label.


    I have torn out 5/6th of the deck this weekend. Making slow progress in the backyard.

  2. #22
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    For whatever it is worth i used this drawing for my build

    drum specs.jpg

    its a good start,

    i then added more racks, i have three so i can smoke up to 5 salmon (10 filets) at a time, the bottom rack is a little hot, but knowing that i just switch dem around ... lots of good info here, heck they haven't kicked me out yet and i had a lot of questions prior to my build... since then a can't drive by an old 250 gallon fuel oil tank sitting in the back of some old farm and get the itch to go ask if i can have it... but haven't yet... ummm operative word... yet , also got ideas for a cold smoker ... got most of the components just need find time to do it, thats what is great about this site, lots of ideas and and a place to bounce them off.
    Last edited by chester; 04-27-2014 at 04:20 PM.
    22' reconstructed Weber
    Iron man- old red ecb w/ super mods
    AquaLung - UDS

  3. #23
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    Chester, how long ago did you build your drum and where did you get the drawing ?

    Just asking because it is one of my drawings that were originally posted on my web site. I reposted them here when I shut down the web site. There are 6 drawings in all for 55gal, 30gal, and 15-16gal drums with flat lids or kettle lids.

    Here's the link to the drawings posted here....

    http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showt...or-drum-smoker
    Last edited by BYBBQ; 04-27-2014 at 05:05 PM.
    Jim

  4. #24
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    Sweet diagram Chester. Thanks for posting, as I'm sure it will help.

    In the process of banging out that f'n lid with the cold chisel.

  5. #25
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    i got that drawing from here..... i used the search to find it and ran across it, then I used a snippet screen shot and saved it as a .jpg

    and that is the thread i used....


    they's good stuff
    22' reconstructed Weber
    Iron man- old red ecb w/ super mods
    AquaLung - UDS

  6. #26
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    Lets re-visit The Fat Man Handle.


    I took my boy into the barber shop this morning to get a cut before school. I mentioned to my barber, a former welder, that I needed a small job done (the handle mod) and described it to him. I told him a) I don't know now to weld, b) don't have any welding apparatus and c) didn't think it would take all that long, but I wouldn't want to just hand off the parts to someone and then re-assemble the whole shooting match post weld.

    he told me to run over to Auto Zone and pick up this stuff:

    http://www.jbweld.com/

    He says it works great, holds like a champ, can be painted and said that for a job such as that mod, it is the ideal material.

    So anyone ever use the JB Weld before? How it go? Pros? Cons?

    I plan on using it unless you guys think it sucks.

  7. #27
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    Jb weld is a great product, but it won't hold up under stress. It will work for a while, but it will break.
    Master Cabinetmaker,KCBS Certified Judge,Student of the smoking arts,All around gear head
    Ugly drum smoker,Chargriller,Custom Backwoods Chubby,Bellfab backyard model

    "I love what mine cause, whats mine is all mine. Gives me a reason to go get more"- John Popper, Blues Traveler.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabinetmaker View Post
    Jb weld is a great product, but it won't hold up under stress. It will work for a while, but it will break.
    Bingo! Every MAN needs a Welder and a Beer cooler.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  9. #29
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    i got a welder that has a beer fridge in his shop....... i pull up in my boat, drop off some fish, pull out the case of beer, go to the fridge...stock fridge... next question ..... comes from him....
    22' reconstructed Weber
    Iron man- old red ecb w/ super mods
    AquaLung - UDS

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene Lounge View Post
    Anyone ever paint their UDS to look like a cigar? Bottom 1/3 ash grey, middle 1/3 cigar band, top 1/3 and lid looking like the cap?

    Pretty much going to paint It up like that. Probably black, with a Drew Estate Undercrown band. At minimum. Black with the UC label.


    I have torn out 5/6th of the deck this weekend. Making slow progress in the backyard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kerosene Lounge View Post
    Lets re-visit The Fat Man Handle.


    I took my boy into the barber shop this morning to get a cut before school. I mentioned to my barber, a former welder, that I needed a small job done (the handle mod) and described it to him. I told him a) I don't know now to weld, b) don't have any welding apparatus and c) didn't think it would take all that long, but I wouldn't want to just hand off the parts to someone and then re-assemble the whole shooting match post weld.

    he told me to run over to Auto Zone and pick up this stuff:

    http://www.jbweld.com/

    He says it works great, holds like a champ, can be painted and said that for a job such as that mod, it is the ideal material.

    So anyone ever use the JB Weld before? How it go? Pros? Cons?

    I plan on using it unless you guys think it sucks.
    I love the cigar paint job idea!

    I'm using JB Weld on my pipe nipples with nary a problem.
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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