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Old 01-03-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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I am just wondering if there would be any interest in a "UDS build kit". It would be pretty much everything needed to build a UDS minus the 2 grates and the drum itself. It would include all of the stainless hardware, the expanded steel, bailing wire to attach the expanded steel to the grate, and air control parts. Many people have trouble finding a lot of these and when they do they aren't always that cheap.

So, depending on price, would there be much interest in this? Anything else you would like to see in the kit?

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I don't even know where to find a usable drum.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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check your local oil change place. I used one that help wiper fluid.

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domed lid w/ thermometer would be nice

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I don't even know where to find a usable drum.
If you are in or around a fairly large city, which I see you are, you should be able to find a place that sells nothing but drums. You should be able to get a reconditioned unlined one for $15-30. Finding it might not be easy, but the industrial areas should have at least one company that does it.
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You mean to include? The lid would make shipping expensive and drums do vary slightly in their diameter so not all lids fit all drums. As far as the thermo, I did think about that but the problem is that there are so many damn choices.
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Really? I wouldn't feel comfortable using that for food.
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Really? I wouldn't feel comfortable using that for food.
If you burn it out really good just about anything can be used. I still prefer to use "new' reconditioned unlined drums though but if you can't get them you don't have many other choices.
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Do you ship via amazon? If so, I know someone who is interested.

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I think the two things that hold most people back are finding a drum, and making a fire basket. There would probably be alot of interest in a completed, welded firebasket for a reasonable price. Although I'm sure there is some market as well for just a kit as you describe. You'd probably also want to include instructions and a step bit.

Weirdboy, check Craigslist. There is a company in Ontario that sells them for $15-20. You can also get a new one from Mcmaster-Carr in Santa Fe Springs for about $100.

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