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1st UDS build question

Post by Teepah » March 19th, 2014, 11:07 pm

Newbie here...... What size bit do I need to drill for a 1inch nipple ? I am not a handy man by any stretch of the imagination but I am going to try to built one.... No weld.... I am using conduit nuts to one either side. Thanks to all the great info on this site !



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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by The Czar » March 20th, 2014, 12:13 am

Use a Uni-Bit


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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » March 20th, 2014, 6:51 am

I have to agree with DC using a Uni-bit or stepper bit is the way to go. The nice thing about these is the replace almost all the drill bits you may own. great investment.


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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Teepah » March 20th, 2014, 7:42 am

Thanks guys ! My other question is what size hole do I need to fit an 1 inch nipple ? ...... Remember this is a family forum keep your answers rated PG :p



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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Frank_Cox » March 20th, 2014, 8:08 am

a little more than 1-1/8


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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by ChadRat6458 » March 21st, 2014, 7:59 am

I got my step bit from Harbor Freight. Do a web search and you should be able to find a coupon for 25% off.



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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Teepah » March 21st, 2014, 4:57 pm

Ok I just picked up my barrel ! I had the choice bettween 2 styles, one 22inches wide and 38 inches high, Grey inside and the other was approx 24 inches wide and 34 inches high, with what looked like the dreded red liner. Both food grade both $20

I bought the 22x38 grey liner ..... Did I make the right choice ?

Will I still need to burn it out if it is not the red liner ?

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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Teepah » March 21st, 2014, 6:55 pm

The guy I got it from just called and said he just got an unlined one ! I just exchanged it ! Sweet !



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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » March 21st, 2014, 8:36 pm

Good move


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Re: 1st UDS build question

Post by The Czar » March 21st, 2014, 9:04 pm

You could have burned out the other one....no problems


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