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UDS intake height

Post by Jasonadams1979 » March 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm

So I finally had some time to start my drum, going with all the parts from udsparts( baffle pinwheel, heat shield, 1 1/2 upright Intakes 2" exhaust. Laying it all out with the "napkin drawing done by Frank" I saw from other build topics on here. Its shows the intake height at 3 1/2 from bottom to center. My question is since im going with the heat shield and the airflow holes on that are roughly 2" to center should I lower the intake tubes center to line up with those? Image

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Re: USD intake height

Post by Big T » March 6th, 2019, 8:38 pm

I haven't used any of those heat shields or intakes but it looks like you might not have enough clearance for the bolt on flange if you lower them. I've built a few drums over the years and I don't think you'll have any performance issues if the intakes don't line up exactly with the holes in the heat shield. You could PM Frank if you want to make absolutely sure but I think you'll be fine with the layout that you are using.


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Re: USD intake height

Post by Jasonadams1979 » March 6th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Yeah Big T going to source would probably make sense Haha. I did get the weld on intake tubes so no issues with room, guess I could be overthinking it a little given it's only 1 1/2 difference. Just wanted to throw it out there so see If anyone else did a build with all the fancy parts

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Re: USD intake height

Post by Dirtytires » March 6th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Your job here is to produce a good build thread and great detailed pictures as you go. No pressure but I don’t think anyone has used all those new parts and detailed them yet.



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Re: USD intake height

Post by Jasonadams1979 » March 6th, 2019, 9:44 pm

I'm gonna try my best to get a good thread of the build going. Hopefully I dont get sidetracked, still have a list of stuff to finish on my RF lol!. I am seeing mp4 used the parts on his drum I didn't see any issues mentioned in his post from what I can tell. Always like getting advice when I can from you guys

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Re: USD intake height

Post by mp4 » March 7th, 2019, 5:03 am

This is how they are installed on Rusty which also has the heat shield. It works terrific...

That being said, I see no harm in lowering the intakes either.
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Re: USD intake height

Post by Jasonadams1979 » March 11th, 2019, 9:14 pm

Thanks guys, well got the drum together over the weekend enough to season it up and do a test burn. Man let me tell ya, I've read post on here talking about long burn times and set it and forget it but dang never thought it would run so good! I dumped about 3/4 of a 18lb bag of kingsford in the basket then a full lit chimney in the middle and loaded it in around 3:30pm Saturday. I set the pinwheel to 30% opened the intakes and vent to full open got up 300°f in no time. Then I closed one intake all the way then the other to around an 1/8 open settled to 250 with no problem. I kept checking on it every hour and was amazed that temps didnt really move so I decided just let it go! At 12:30am I opened the lid to check the coals and couldn't believe that there was 3/4 basket left so I closed it up got back to 250. So I called it a night and just let it run without touching anything. I woke up around 8:30am Sunday checked temps they were at 200 I opened the lid and the coals were kinda dying down so I moved them around a little and closed it up. In about 15mins or so it got right back to 250 and that thing ran all day until 6pm! I cant wait to see how it does loaded up if it runs that well my RF may be doomed lol!
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Re: USD intake height

Post by Big T » March 11th, 2019, 9:54 pm

They're hard to beat dollar for dollar and super simple to run, that's for sure.
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Re: USD intake height

Post by Dirtytires » March 12th, 2019, 12:11 am

Way too cool. Sounds like a great build and a fun full-cook weekend is in the works.

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Post by Pete Mazz » March 12th, 2019, 4:08 am

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Re: UDS intake height

Post by Chromeski » March 13th, 2019, 9:23 am

Well done, if you ever get tired of having that old drum laying around, I'll take it off your hands



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Re: UDS intake height

Post by Jasonadams1979 » March 20th, 2019, 8:22 pm

Few more things done on the drum over the weekend.
Fabbed up some handles for the lid and sides. I used some 1/2" tubing and slip fit a 1/4" rivet nut insert into the ID of the tubing for the grabs then cut the rest out of some flat bar I had laying around. Also started on a cart, made it out of 3" flat bar and put some swivel casters under it just need to make some gussets to mount to the sides to lock it all in. Next might be some shiny high temp paint.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: UDS intake height

Post by Dirtytires » March 20th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Nifty....



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Re: UDS intake height

Post by ajfoxy » March 21st, 2019, 2:02 am

Very flash... nice :kewl:


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