Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

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cowtipper
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Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by cowtipper » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:08 pm

Does anyone know how to do this? Can you buy a section that fits straight in? Expensive? Will this work as well as a WSM? What is the meaning of life?

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by beachbums » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:37 pm

From memory (which has a habit of fading a bit nowdays) some of the 200 litre drums will more or less fit if you want to try to cobble up your own? Pretty sure there is a post on here somewhere about it?
I'm sure someone else with more info will be along soon.

Cheers, Wayne


Found this one ........................


http://thehotpepper.com/topic/9800-the- ... chilliman/

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by cowtipper » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:38 pm

beachbums wrote:From memory (which has a habit of fading a bit nowdays) some of the 200 litre drums will more or less fit if you want to try to cobble up your own? Pretty sure there is a post on here somewhere about it?
I'm sure someone else with more info will be along soon.

Cheers, Wayne


Found this one ........................


http://thehotpepper.com/topic/9800-the- ... chilliman/

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by beachbums » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:22 pm

Hey Cowtipper, HickoryHotbox is on the money with that link he posted. It's the one I was thinking of. Pity the build link has gone but it might be somewhere else if you google around?

Cheers, Wayne

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by urbangriller » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:48 pm

If anyone is interested, here is the construction drawing:

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also, back when the internet was a pup and I found that site, I copied the entire build into a pdf...if you want it, download it from here:

https://www.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx ... 616eac73a3 Password: Magnum

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by Bear » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:51 pm

I've been thinking about doing something like this, though not quite on this scale.

Chris, you're a legend. Thanks for the file.

Cowtipper, thanks for posting this question.
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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by cowtipper » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:04 am

Thanks Chris, we'd pretty much be rooted in BBQ land if it wasn't for you mate. I'm gonna build this, just need to get me a Mig or Stick welder. Does anyone know where to get drums around Sydney (preferably in the Shire area)?

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by emberpak » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:43 am

cowtipper wrote:Thanks Chris, we'd pretty much be rooted in BBQ land if it wasn't for you mate. I'm gonna build this, just need to get me a Mig or Stick welder. Does anyone know where to get drums around Sydney (preferably in the Shire area)?
Check Gumtree. I know there's a guy in Doonside who sells 220lt drums.

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by Spode » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:04 pm

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Re: Converting a 57cm OTS to a WSM?

Post by urbangriller » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 pm

emberpak wrote:
cowtipper wrote:Thanks Chris, we'd pretty much be rooted in BBQ land if it wasn't for you mate. I'm gonna build this, just need to get me a Mig or Stick welder. Does anyone know where to get drums around Sydney (preferably in the Shire area)?
Check Gumtree. I know there's a guy in Doonside who sells 220lt drums.
Go to those U-Brew joints...they have food grade drums.

Chris
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