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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I have made all of mine with drums that have removable lids. It makes life so much easier. If you can find one, I highly recommend it. I have paid as much as $40 (brand new, never used, unlined, drum with removable lid) and as little as FREE (same thing as $40, except this one was 'damaged' and had to be 'thrown away')

    Here is a link to a discussion re: cutting the lid off a closed in drum.

    http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3356
    New drums are going for about $55 here with a clamp ring.

    I buy a lot of them for my day job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I have made all of mine with drums that have removable lids. It makes life so much easier. If you can find one, I highly recommend it. I have paid as much as $40 (brand new, never used, unlined, drum with removable lid) and as little as FREE (same thing as $40, except this one was 'damaged' and had to be 'thrown away')

    Here is a link to a discussion re: cutting the lid off a closed in drum.

    http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3356
    I got both of mine for free. One from the speed lube (had tranny fluid in it) and the 2nd at an auto body shop (had paint thinner in it) Both were sealed lids. I followed SDJ1's instructions (in the link above) and they worked like a charm!!
    ---TROY--

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    Gonna attempt to do this in the near future. In looking at the other threads, especially the ones with pics, I noticed some have thermometers. Where can you get them? (Lowes?) and approximately where would you mount it? Thanks!

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    I get most of mine from Academy Sports. They are also available from usbbqsupply.com various bbq stores and all over the net. I use a large dial with 3 inch stem.



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    I use the same ones as Pig does the small ones are 9.00 and the big dial is 14.00 at Academy. You can also find them on Amazon under River Country. I have 1 grate in my drum and my thermo is about 1" below it IIRC that is about 8" below the top of the drum.
    One thing about a UDS you need to add 25 deg to the thermo reading to get an accurate cook temp. I split the difference because the actual temp in the center is 50 deg hotter.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    Ordering online for the one Pigs uses is about the easiest way.

    As for as where to mount it, that will depend on the type of lid you use ( flat or Weber dome ) and on how many cooking grates you have in the drum.
    If you put it about 1" below the top grate if using a flat lid or a single level grate with a dome lid. If using 2 cooking grates I would mount it mid way between the bottom of the upper grate and the top of the lower grate.
    Check the drawings here for approximate measurements....

    http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showt...lans-for-Drums
    Jim

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    I know this is old hat to you folks but I really thank you all for taking the time to answer my basic questions!!

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    All in good faith that you will be an active member of our community.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackb View Post
    I know this is old hat to you folks but I really thank you all for taking the time to answer my basic questions!!
    I was new here about 5 years ago. The "old hat" stuff was new to me then, but I still love talkin' about it now. Sharing with those new hatters. That's what we do here.

    Those thermos are available at most any place that sells Q stuff. Academy, Wally World, Lowe's, Home Depot...
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
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