WARPED LID

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WARPED LID

Post by BigDaddyJT » February 28th, 2014, 4:14 pm

OK - Truth be told, I am not the most mechanically inclined person. So I am having the fabrication and welding done on my UDS by someone else for free (favors owed from previous). Anyway, I finally picked up my drum this morning and the inlet nipples were not as I requested (2.5" up from the bottom vs the 2.00" requested). No biggie. However when they welded the exhaust to my lid they WARPED it. So my question is how do I go about fixing it? I do not want to clamp the C-ring on it, unless that is the absolute last resort. Any and all feed back is appreciated.

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JT



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Re: WARPED LID

Post by SmokinFF » February 28th, 2014, 4:53 pm

How bad is it warped? Can you push it down enough to make it seal. Or the other option, find a weber lid. Post a pic if you can so we can check it out. :beer:


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Re: WARPED LID

Post by Smokeone » February 28th, 2014, 5:58 pm

SFF nailed it. Go weber and don't look back.


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Re: WARPED LID

Post by BigDaddyJT » February 28th, 2014, 8:47 pm

I'll have to test fit it when I get home, just to see how bad it really is. I'd go the weber lid route, but finding a lid is not an easy task out here in CA. Hopefully I can get the warped one to work.

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Re: WARPED LID

Post by Gizmo » February 28th, 2014, 10:04 pm

Start haunting the want ads for garage sales. You'll be surprised how many kettles are for sale out there.


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Re: WARPED LID

Post by SmokinFF » March 1st, 2014, 8:43 am

Check out Craigslist too. That's where I find a bunch of em. :beer:


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