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uds ready ... will make a coal basket divider.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20 13 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you 1buckie Very Happy
"Now that's ROCKET SCIENCE !!!! "
I don't think so...Just a lot of "space junk" lying around Wink Ill let you know how the adjustable racks work out.

GF Thanks Very Happy The copper flex is used on a losch shaker grate...found a new oem lying on my junk pile Idea

Thank you DP Very Happy
"groceries".
So where are they? "

At the store Laughing Wink I can't wait to see if i can cook on her...will have to wait till life gets out of my way tho Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20 13 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, very nice work on your UDS I like it. Very Happy We may have to start a thread titled "Can we please see some groceries on the UDS? " Laughing I will be watching for some more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21 13 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks kam Very Happy ...i guess you pushed DP just enough Embarassed Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28 13 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i guess i need to figure a way to settle the temps down. By this i mean she runs hotter than i like ...ball valve almost closed Embarassed

1 I have a 12" diam. x 16" high basket.

2 a 2" diam. stack...which ran better when i put a 2 x 3/4 reducer on...but i'm not sure choking the exhaust is the way i want to run it.

i think i should try to divide the basket so she don't want to take off...also i have a slight leak when i cap it to shut it down. do you guys think that would make it run hot or is it just being insulated giving me a little harder learning curve.

go ahead ...pick away Wink

P.S. that 16" is only 13" usable...other 3" are the legs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28 13 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, I am not sure how much lit fuel your starting with but by reducing the lit coals and start shutting her down when she hits 200° may help. Most UDS's are notorious for runaways when too much fuel ignites, you just cannot shut them down easily.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30 13 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kam. First go was 6 coals. second go was 3 with the plumber torch, shut first air off at 150...closed ball valve at 200...chugged along nice with just a sliver of the valve for about 2 hrs...then started to rise a little at a time by 4 hrs ...260 and rising...valve shut at 240. I'm going to do a test to see if i have tramp air infiltration. When i shut it down coals go out...but there is a little smoke escaping around the lid...maybe thats my prob....but not sure...maybe insulated wasn't the way to go Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05 13 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for dp and kam...she had groceries. Wink many times.





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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05 13 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you finished your big cooker, you said you didn't know how to cook. Shocked
I'd say you're a quick learner. Very Happy
Everything is looking good, very nice. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05 13 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great, Maniac. Good to see your hard work pay off. I hope you are happy with the way she cooks. Did you get your temp issues resolved?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05 13 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF thanks Exclamation we're giving it a shot...still can't cook worth $hit compared to everybody else on here Embarassed

DP Thank you for your support Wink It seems like it is to efficient ...I made my basket smaller than first planed and it still seems like the diameter is to big so I'm making a divider to see if looking at the top it looks like a C will help .
The insulation works great...was 12 degrees out and it didn't blink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06 13 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac, you're selling yourself short. Shocked
I can't cook, weld, design, plate up worth a $hit compared to many here...so what, I'm havin fun trying, do the same Brother. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06 13 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac wrote:

Part 1~>
GF thanks Exclamation we're giving it a shot...still can't cook worth $hit compared to everybody else on here Embarassed

Part 2~>
The insulation works great...was 12 degrees out and it didn't blink Very Happy


Part 1~>
Everybody? EVERYBODY? pretty wide comment on yourself & those ribs up above are less than REALLY good in what way?

Part 2~>
Most people would kill for a cooker that would do that.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06 13 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF believe me i am having fun...lots of it. Just don't have the cook genes in me Wink

1Buckie thank you for your kind words Exclamation Everybody was a broad term...should have used most Wink Laughing Wink or let you find one in the dictionary for me Embarassed If i can mellow her out maybe i'll be able to use her year round and not just in the winter Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06 13 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bolt a "Fine Tuning" knob (even if it's not hooked up to anything) to the outside somewhere to remind you that she's tempramental & needs special attention...... Laughing Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07 13 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac,
How are you my friend? Very Happy
let me say this first "Outstanding work on the SS AWDS! the "A' is for AWESOME!" Very nice Shocked Cool
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When I have DTP (DRUM TEMP PROBLEMS LOL!), I check for leaks and seal them, start cooker with small fire and choke it early (as Kevin said already) and less coals if temp is rising uncontrollably over the cook as you have done. If I'm still having DTP I will test it with a full water pan in it, this helps a bit. If you are still have'n DTP, I would think about adding a smaller air controll valve as 1buckie said already (or reducing one). A barely open small valve, is smaller than a barely open big valve (air volume).

An efficient cooker like yours is going to need less fuel, intake air, fire and exhaust. Have you checked to see if your sucking air through your exhaust? Will it run (after its been on for a couple hours) with the intake closed and the exhaust open? There could be a convection effect going on inside and it may be breathing and exhausting through the same pipe.... Just a few thoughts I had that you may want to think on with a beer and your cooker going LOL. I hope this helps bro! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07 13 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chuckied.

Glad to see you popping in every now and again Exclamation

I'm putting a divider in the basket to see if it will give it a little less surface area. Didn't think a 2" exhaust could spill fresh air back down but will put a closer eye on your theory.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12 13 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maniac said,

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Didn't think a 2" exhaust could spill fresh air back down but will put a closer eye on your theory.


My friend Danny uses a drum with no intake, just a good burn and then he puts some rebar accross the top with hanging meat and a lid with no holes over that. He uses a whole bag of charcoals in one cook Shocked . Its not smoked like mine, but anything the man cooks is really really good... I was thinking you may want to think about it as a last resort, if all other efforts failed type a thing. A coal divider or diffuser/water pan should settle her down. I forgot to mention, that your cook looks great! don't sell yourself short my friend. Wink

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I work in the IT field and am trying to stay off the computer Laughing Laughing . I was going to work (on pc all day) and then coming home and staying on the computer all night, I saw a problem developing... ok, my wife saw a problem developing Rolling Eyes , so I had to cut down a bit. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12 13 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The copper parts are pretty slick, nice touch.

Do you think a water pan or a diffuser might help control temps? On my UDS I ended up using a gate valve because it opens/closes much slower which gives me more control.

I wama see your basket when its done. Hurry up!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13 13 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks HFG. Will try to get the basket fixed this weekend. My thoughts...which are usually wrong Rolling Eyes is that the insulation just needs a smaller fire. I guess you want to see if i have a chrome gate valve Wink I'll check Idea
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