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I'm putting ideas on to paper. now I'm no good at drawing plans or whatever. I usually just get stuck in, but I want this to be spot on. My question is I'm using tank connectors to fix the air intakes....maybe 35mm may go for 42mm. I'm thinking about adding two lengths of pipe on the inside to run under the fire basket, these will have 4 or 5 10mm hole drilled out. My theory if it holds out is the fresh air is delivered underneath the fire instead of around the outside of the basket??? Thoughts please if any of you guys have tried it and found out that it makes no difference.

I've phoned the place in  West Brom about the drum today, we're going to pick up this Friday, brand new never been used, not painted  £30.  Saves all that burning the paint off the inner and outer layers. All I have to do now is order a few bits off JTM and I can get stuck in. 

 

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I think it’s the Ultimate Drum UDS has air intakes that go clean se to the basket but not underneath.

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They have an inner skin  called a heat reflector, that sends heat upwards instead of outwards to the barrel. More economical?

But the point is the air inlets do not go under the Charcoal Basket, plus if you have a Basket with a Ash Catcher underneath you would not be able to extend the air intakes anyway.

 

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2 minutes ago, Smokin Monkey said:

But the point is the air inlets do not go under the Charcoal Basket, plus if you have a Basket with a Ash Catcher underneath you would not be able to extend the air intakes anyway. 

Good point Steve...like the heat deflector idea.   

Ice.

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Yes

Just now, Icefever said:

Good point Steve...like the heat deflector idea.   

Ice.

Yes, will think of fitting one on my next build.

You will have to let me know what the barrels are like.

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10-Rog... will post over the weekend, we're off to the caravan,  Rosie is on for the maiden run with the pot belly stove.  

Ice

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3 minutes ago, Icefever said:

Rosie is on for the maiden run with the pot belly stove.  

Ice

Tell her not to much Charcoal!

Thinking of heat deflector, possibly a smaller oil drum?

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1 minute ago, Smokin Monkey said:

Thinking of heat deflector, possibly a smaller oil drum?

I've had the same idea....maybe leave the bottom in that would become a built-in ashtray?  but would need air holes cut out??......will have to keep our eyes open.  

ice

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You will not need the air intakes to run underneath the fire basket as for most of the time you are cooking you will be wanting to restrict air to the coals - not feed it. raising the fire basket on legs off the base of the drum will have the same effect and gives space for the ash to fall. Tubes with holes running under the fire basket will also probably clog with ash and will be a pain to clean.

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U need to have air intakes 1inch below charcoal basket . As wade said the fire basket legs will accomplish this . 

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Aye ,always think it’s wirth spending out for new unlined drum . The hassle I’ve seen other guys have burning out and taking liners off . Especially if unsure about getting rid of all toxicity.

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18 hours ago, Smokin Monkey said:

Started getting things together for my next UDS build.

Laser cut from 1mm Steel.

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Will be attached to the front similar to this.

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Had a similar idea for both my UDS and Rosie's pot belly stove. 1mm steel... it looks like Stainless???  yes??   Most of what I need arrived yesterday,  the fittings came from JTM.  

We're off to collect the drum this morning,  can't do much this weekend as we're at the campsite,  just thinking about a paint job.  I already have high temp primer so next week I'll maybe bang a coat on, don't want any rust worm getting hold.  ?

Ice.

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36 minutes ago, Ray10ANN10 said:

ice fever . where in bromley are you getting the drom from address please RAY10ANN10
 

 

I'm afraid it's West Brom in the Midlands,  not Bromley.

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14 hours ago, Ray10ANN10 said:

sorry thought it was london ,were in the south east so to far to go thanks again ray10 ann10

 

No problem matey easy done,  have you done a search for drums in your area???  if I find anything I'll let you know...  :thumb1: 

Ice.

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Well, the drum is now lying in the car,  I'll take a couple of photo's later and post.  It's as stated on their site, new, no paint, just a thin layer of machine oil to stop any rust.

Ice.

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21 hours ago, Smokin Monkey said:

No, it is steel not stainless. Not sure if he can do Stainless Steel? @Chriss

Will you paint or lacquer it???

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Will paint it, just depends on what colour I paint the drum. Might do a circle around the logo in one colour, then the back ground in another colour.

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