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    Default New project planning

    How tall are these units? I have been wondering what the measurement is from the top of the lower flange to the bottom of the lid?
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry516planes View Post
    How tall are these units? I have been wondering what the measurement is from the top of the lower flange to the bottom of the lid?
    Okay ... I'll bite. Which units?
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    WSM 18 or 22 inch, or Bandit. I have 26" grill and want to build a conversion clone. Just need a little help getting started.

    Thanks
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    The center section of my Smoke-EZ kettle smoker (similar to a Cajun Bandit) is 15" tall.
    I am in shape. Round is a shape.
    I LOVE vegetarians! They come in Chicken, Pork, and Beef flavors!

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    I am glad I asked. I was guessing 24". My designing is leaning towards 28" tall so it would be more like a UDS by with a water pan option when I want to use it. Might not be a bad idea to go with two 15" sections then I would be able to acommodate more flexability.

    What do you guys think?
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    With one that big, sections is the way to go. The sections will be too heavy to lift off hot by yourself if any bigger. Also if you ever want to get something heavy off the bottom grate, sticking your head down into a hot, smoky 28" tall section is not the way to go in my opinion.

    The challenge to multiple sections is keeping everything round, as anywhere you have a seam between two pieces there is a potential air leak. That could cause some inconsistent results each time you stack the sections differently.
    I am in shape. Round is a shape.
    I LOVE vegetarians! They come in Chicken, Pork, and Beef flavors!

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    I would think aluminum would be a good lightweight way to go. If you have access to a good sheet metal shop where they could roll an edge it woul help maintain the roundness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    I would think aluminum would be a good lightweight way to go. If you have access to a good sheet metal shop where they could roll an edge it woul help maintain the roundness.
    That is what I was thinking. I started to build a UDS but $110 for a drum is a little steep and I think for the same money or a little less I can get a tube rolled.

    The sheet metal shop I use is just amazing. Prices are reasonable considering what you get.

    Just need to get the proportions correct. 28" may be excessive? I just don't know. That is why I started asking questions of people that use these every week end so I can benifit from thier experience.
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    Make a cardboard tube and see how you like the way it fits.

    Can you get the ends run through a roller to give them an offset like a Weber center section. That would be central to getting a unit that would keep in round.

    I had one made for a Weber rotiss unit years ago. It worked, but it didn;t want to stay in round.

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    Dang it, I knew I forgot to do something today.

    I was suppose to measure the bandit and give the specs to Jerry.

    I'll make it up to him and I'll call Chris personally and ask him the size on the bandit.
    I apologize for the delay Jerry!

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