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How a redneck makes a weber dome lid fit on a UDS smoker

 
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ladieu



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 9:10 pm    Post subject: How a redneck makes a weber dome lid fit on a UDS smoker Reply with quote

So my weber dome lid was no where close to fitting on my new barrel. I estimate that my barrel is about 3/4" larger than the weber

So here is how I "fixed" it

Lid before cutting


Attack w/ Angle Grinder


If you had a welding rig you could then weld it to the lid. In my case drill holes and put bolts through it. Then buz the excess bolt off with the angle grinder



Yay! Now it has a perfect factory fit.


Final step (not pictured) Hit the seam w/ RTV permatex silicone gasket maker (the 700 degree red stuff from advance auto) and then hit it with grill paint after it dries.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I like it! Idea
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17 12 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nut'un "redneck" 'bout dat.

Looks like a good idea to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That, my friend, is Appalachian Engineering at it's finest!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DrunkPlumber wrote:
That, my friend, is Appalachian Engineering at it's finest!


I would like to think it is Appalachian but our esteemed inventor has neglected to offer a clue to his/her whereabouts. Personally I am proud of my location and heritage. It is surprising how many posters choose to hide.

Not to mention that they may be forfeiting a chance to share knowledge, facilities, and material with local people of like interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm from Pittsburgh PA.. no shame here.. just lack of filling out profile fully.

Thanks for the kudos gang!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There ya go. Updated my profile and added all my various urls to the sig. Now it should be easy enough to figure out who I am
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought... a metal cutting blade on a jigsaw would be a better choice than an angle grinder here...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ladieu wrote:
Hey, I'm from Pittsburgh PA.. no shame here..

^^^^^ A flatlander! Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18 12 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did that on my first one
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