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Old 04-20-2017, 08:04 AM   #1
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Last month, my father asked me if I could cook for 50 to 60 people this upcoming weekend. I had a couple of tanks laying around so decided to build a larger pit. I decided to build the fire box out of 3/8" plate so that material had to be ordered.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:06 AM   #2
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Helluva pit, man. That'll be awesome. In for final product
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:08 AM   #3
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The tanks were popping and cracking while burning out the epoxy coatings.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:14 AM   #4
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Got it to a usable condition last night and It's almost done. Will be doing a bit of Q'ing this weekend. Still have some minor things to be done but its in a good place.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:15 AM   #5
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I was wondering how you'd do that. Not at all familiar with welding, pit-building. how many hours you got invested in this thing so far, you think?
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:19 AM   #6
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Dang that was a quick build. You don't mess around. Looks awesome.
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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Right? I wish I had the skills to throw together a couple thousand dollar pit together "for the weekend bbq".
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:50 AM   #8
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All in all, over the last 3 weeks, I've probably got 40 to 60 hours in it. This isn't my first pit to build, but its my first trailer pit build. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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When is the TBH BBQ?
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:04 AM   #10
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how did you know the temp you had to get to to burn it clean? and what thermometer is that? must be stout to handle 1K degrees

amazing job nice work
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 AM   #11
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how did you know the temp you had to get to to burn it clean? and what thermometer is that? must be stout to handle 1K degrees

amazing job nice work
I didn't know of any perfect temperature to clean it. I just built as big a fire as I could in the chambers. I used mesquite knowing that it tends to burn hotter. I used a Fluke 561 to check the temperature just out of curiosity. Most steel won't start melting until around 2500 degrees or so.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:32 AM   #12
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Pretty cool! I am hoping to pick up the skill of welding! I would love to be able to build my own pit!
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:23 PM   #13
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That air tank makes a perfect stack, very cool build.


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Old 04-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #14
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That turned out great.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:28 PM   #15
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:40 PM   #16
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looks great! keep a bottle of vegetable oiled spray the fire box when you done cooking and it will last forever
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:41 PM   #17
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Still waiting for the BBQ date to be set
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:54 PM   #18
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Nice!
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