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Old 02-02-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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Its gonna be a task for sure but luckly we got a big propane tank from a fellow TBH'R and we were able to start
Ill try and update pictures as often as i can
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:26 AM   #2
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Im trying to upload more pictures but its letting me stand by
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:27 AM   #3
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Old 02-02-2018, 11:32 AM   #4
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It’s always good to see young men working hard!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:32 PM   #5
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Going to be one hell of a pit
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:25 AM   #7
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Heres the picture of what we git done so far
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:37 AM   #8
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That's gonna be a beast! Looks like it's going to be a fun project.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:25 AM   #9
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That's gonna be a beast! Looks like it's going to be a fun project.
So far its been good i hope to have it finished by april since we only get about 45 mins a day to work on it sometimes an hour and a half so well see how it goes
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #10
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Got the doors cut and hinged on time for lots of grinding
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:23 PM   #11
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What hinges did you use? I have to cut some crappy ones off an old pit and weld new ones that wont rust shut as easily.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:45 PM   #12
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Great little trailer to start with and perfect size tank. Have you possibly considered squaring the ends? Built one probably 8yrs. ago using a 300gal and the only thing I wished I had done at the time.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #13
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What hinges did you use? I have to cut some crappy ones off an old pit and weld new ones that wont rust shut as easily.
Just some steel ones we picked up at tractor supply $12.99 each
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:22 PM   #14
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Great little trailer to start with and perfect size tank. Have you possibly considered squaring the ends? Built one probably 8yrs. ago using a 300gal and the only thing I wished I had done at the time.
We have but we decided with the equiment we have and wanting to use as little as the schools metal as possible we decided to keep it round
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:28 PM   #15
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**** looking good!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:10 AM   #16
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Just some steel ones we picked up at tractor supply $12.99 each
Looking good so far; however, I would reconsider those hinges and go with something significantly stronger. Most Steel Supply stores will have some heavy duty hinges. If it was going to be a stationary pit, it'd probably be ok, but consider heat stress and all the vibrations and potholes/bumps you'll be hitting
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:18 PM   #17
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Starting to put the racks in
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:59 PM   #18
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Anyone want to start a DIY pit like this one and has a trailer and is need of a pit, Here ya are. Located in Rocksprings at my Ranch. Welded to a steel trailer that I plan on building a Double Blind on. It is an easy cut or grind the welds off to remove the pit. Oh she's heavy

The Best part is. You remove the pit from the trailer, It Yours.....FREE
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:21 PM   #19
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If you ever build another one, leave a strip of the shell between the doors. It will help keep the tank round, and be allot stronger. Yours is going to have allot of flex right there.

I did some rework to a guys tank type pit once, and I had to put a strong arm from the top (between the doors) to the bottom to stiffen it up some.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:41 PM   #20
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Looking good so far; however, I would reconsider those hinges and go with something significantly stronger.
Couldn't agree more, go for some heavy duty ones.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:56 PM   #21
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Got some racks in
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:01 PM   #22
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looking good
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:07 PM   #23
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Since its too late to leave material between the doors, I would brace the middle of the opening at a minimum
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:08 AM   #24
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:11 AM   #25
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #26
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Havent been keeping up with this thread much but were getting close to the final product
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:13 AM   #27
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like it..
echo what others have said..youre going to want to brace that center between the doors..sooner than later.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:23 AM   #28
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Got the stack on and some lips for the door
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:25 AM   #29
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:57 AM   #30
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looks good. Do you feel the wheel will be in the way of working the pit?
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:06 AM   #31
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Nah... most have a shelf there anyway..
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:00 PM   #32
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Looks good.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:27 PM   #33
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U will love yourself if you put some counter weights on those doors.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:30 PM   #34
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U will love yourself if you put some counter weights on those doors.
We will be adding counter weights
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:38 PM   #35
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Looks like your doors bowed out after you welded the lips on.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:11 AM   #36
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Looks like your doors bowed out after you welded the lips on.
We had a clamp proping it up from the inside because thats where we had the ground before we welded the stack on it
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