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Burn Ban in North Texas

Postby jerrykr » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:51 am

I've been gathering up parts and pieces to make a UDS. The barrel I have has the food coating that I need to burn out.

I didn't have time to actually start on this the past couple of months, and now it's so dry we have Burn Bans in the area. :(

I guess I have to wait until the rains come back to start a fire in the barrel??

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Postby JamesB » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:21 am

Find you a Harbor Freight weed burner and get after it!
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Postby jerrykr » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:06 am

Saw that one coming... :D

So, is the $20 one good enough, or do you need the $33 model?

Also have any idea how much propane one barrel would take?

Looks like this would work, but add $30-40 to the cost of making the UDS. I guess those new barrels are not so expensive after all.

On the other hand, I have a bunch of scrap wood I need to get rid of, but the fines could really up the price of the UDS. :(
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Postby DATsBBQ » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:17 am

jerrykr wrote:Saw that one coming... :D

So, is the $20 one good enough, or do you need the $33 model?

Also have any idea how much propane one barrel would take?

Looks like this would work, but add $30-40 to the cost of making the UDS. I guess those new barrels are not so expensive after all.

On the other hand, I have a bunch of scrap wood I need to get rid of, but the fines could really up the price of the UDS. :(


Burn bans don't usually apply to self contained BBQ equipment, there's you loop hole. Here, they apply only to open fires (read camp fires).
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Postby JamesB » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:46 pm

jerrykr wrote:Saw that one coming... :D

So, is the $20 one good enough, or do you need the $33 model?

Also have any idea how much propane one barrel would take?

Looks like this would work, but add $30-40 to the cost of making the UDS. I guess those new barrels are not so expensive after all.

On the other hand, I have a bunch of scrap wood I need to get rid of, but the fines could really up the price of the UDS. :(


I've just got the cheaper one, the one with out the igniter and it works very well. I just hook it to my 20lb propane bottle and it's good to go for a good while.
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Postby bowhnter » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:13 pm

JamesB wrote:I've just got the cheaper one, the one with out the igniter and it works very well. I just hook it to my 20lb propane bottle and it's good to go for a good while.


Same here
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Postby JamesB » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:07 pm

jerrykr wrote:Looks like this would work, but add $30-40 to the cost of making the UDS. I guess those new barrels are not so expensive after all.


Look at it as an investment that you needed to make for your Q hobby and not a line item on the UDS build sheet! :goof:

I did pay $38.00 for the new, unlined, open headed barrels when I built my UDSs... seemed worth it to me!
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Postby jerrykr » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:28 pm

thanks for the info on the burners.

I have a nice barrel, but I wish I'd have found the new one for $38. Good price James.

Although I agree that burning the barrel with wood scraps would not really present a fire hazard in my own yard, a lot of people in surrounding areas use burn barrels to get rid of their trash. I think if it came to it, the cops would view my barrel as a trash barrel, and that would not come out good.

thanks for the thoughts,

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Postby OSD » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:06 pm

bowhnter wrote:
JamesB wrote:I've just got the cheaper one, the one with out the igniter and it works very well. I just hook it to my 20lb propane bottle and it's good to go for a good while.


Same here


Yep, the cheap one works fine. :D It's also great for lighting the charcoal baskets in UDSs and other pits later on. :D 8)

Best part is you get to play with fire. :twisted: :twisted: :D 8)
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Postby TX Sandman » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:20 pm

JamesB wrote:Look at it as an investment that you needed to make for your Q hobby and not a line item on the UDS build sheet! :goof:


I'll second this. I bought the torch with the lighter (lighter doesn't work, don't waste your money) to burn the barrel. Now that that's done, the torch works to light the coal basket.
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Postby Tannehill Kid » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:34 pm

I caught the weed burner at Harbor Freight with the igniter on sale for 27 dollars. Mine has not failed me yet.
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Postby honu41 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:47 pm

I've had the cheaper one for 3 years now and it works really well to fire up the kettles and the Belsons. Even used on the Gator pit on a cold rainy day. Also use it crisp up the skin on whole hogs just before puling it off the fire! Oh yeah I did use it once, this year to torch some nasty weeds in the garden... :lol: 8)

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