New to UDS build

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New to UDS build

Post by buckbuster » November 19th, 2015, 10:50 am

New to forum and I am in the middle of a UDS build and have a question.
I'm going to make a no weld basket. I bought some expanded metal to make it and i got it home and it is aluminum. My questions is, can i still safely use it or does it have to be sheet metal?
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Re: New to UDS build

Post by Fishless Mickey » November 19th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Welcome! And, aluminum melts at a much lower temp than steel. It might not hold up for very long in direct contact with hot coals. Just my unexperienced opinion. I haven't seen aluminum used before. I have had lots of experience with steel working great. Cheaper too.


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Re: New to UDS build

Post by Frank_Cox » November 19th, 2015, 4:41 pm

yep, aluminum is a no go....
you can build one from mild steel expanded or you can get a pre-made one from here....
Click here : LavaLock 12 x 12 x 12 Super PREMIUM EXPANDED Charcoal Basket
we manufacture them but LavaLock sells them. they are 12ga steel with 9ga expanded inner
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Re: New to UDS build

Post by The Czar » November 19th, 2015, 5:11 pm

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