Hey Hey Chapps! well after some inspiring builds ive seen lately (STATTS - NSUDS/interweb) im jumping on the band wagon! only had a couple of hours today to have a muck round and paint but alas here are some photos. Got myself 2 drum incase i screw it up.. http://ocau.com/pix/z0r3m got all the brass bits etc and went for a few coats of primmer and some good old chrome. http://ocau.com/pix/t5asv all dry and ready to go. http://ocau.com/pix/vxy05 with pretty much no research at all ive gone with 2 front inlets. http://ocau.com/pix/bseqz with the end caps on. http://ocau.com/pix/c4png moving onto the airflow control inlets on the rear of the drum. simple threaded insert with brass hex nut. 20mm hold diameter from memory. http://ocau.com/pix/3h8mn airflow control assembly completed and assembled. all sprayed chrome except the stainless handle ball valves. 20mm copper pipe is 600mm long http://ocau.com/pix/k87br finally, inside picture with aluminum 380mm pizza tray for size comparison. I am thinking i may have to go a little larger for a basket. seems a little small to me. Anyways minor update. just bought a 2nd hand weber off gtree for $40 so that will give me a dome lid to have a play around and some grill grates.. i also bought 500ml of white knight pot belly black high heat resistant paint to spray on the drum. not sure how much ill use but 500ml is a good start. not sure if it sprays like 2pack so ill have to calibrate the gravity gun first without wasting too much. $25 from bunnings i believe. i also want to try my hand at adding a smoke stacker to my weber lid, maybe 400mm high.. One of the reasons i wanted to try my hand at diy uds was to see how it compares price wise to buying a kit. Whilst i want mine to have a few optional extras ill be adding a cost list during updates. I found some great builds but only a fraction of transparency when it came to costing on builds. If i were to hazard a guess id say my build will ball park round $350. My biggest hardship is not being able to look and touch every part before i buy it. Im a shed full of crap guy and if it looks like it will fit maybe it just mite work. Im horrible with sizes and correct names so im sure sometimes store owners probably think im speaking Cantonese lol. Anyways ill try my best to publish correct names and prices for those who may see some part or screw they like. :-D I also want to add, my reasons for building this came from wanting something bigger than my weber. Love the thing but so impractical wanting to cook a pork butt, pork and beef ribs and sausages on one grill. Let alone indirect. I see this uds as having 2x grill plates and room hopefully for a half grill ontop of the top rack. I was given a briskit on friday night from the old man and shock horror its too big for weber lol. Would really love a gmg or yoder but im not quite ready to spend that much (yet) happy days!