Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > D-I-Y Projects
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
TXBRASS
Ten Point
 
TXBRASS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Shiner, TX
Hunt In: Dryden & Hallettsville, TX
Default Moving my Grandfatherís old brick BBQ pit

JES inspired me with his old Czech style brick BBQ pit post. Got me to thinking about my childhood memories of my grandfather cooking on his when I was a kid and how good the BBQ was after being slow-cooked all day. I drove out to the family farm (grandparents have been gone for years now) and took a look at the old pit. Memories came flooding back and I knew what I had to do. Called my mom who said that they were about to tear it down to build a sitting area there and I told her that I wanted it. Spoke to my brother and we are going to attempt to move it in one piece (or the least amount of pieces possible) and bring it back to life at my house. I havenít checked yet, but I do not think it has a slab.

We have a few ideas of how to make the move, but any suggestions are welcome.


In the pic, there are a bunch of bricks stacked next to it, but the pit structure is 26Ēx39Ē. We shall see what happens.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TXBRASS is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
czechgrubworm
Pope & Young
 
czechgrubworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ennis
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

Watching this for sure.... Let us see how it is done..
czechgrubworm is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 02:33 PM   #3
RobinHood
Pope & Young
 
RobinHood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Columbus, Colorado County
Hunt In: Fayette, Colorado and Duval Counties
Default

Cool idea
RobinHood is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 02:50 PM   #4
bobc
Ten Point
 
bobc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Temple
Hunt In: Bell County, New Mexico
Default

That's what I'm talking about. You will think of him and your time together every time you walk out to that pit.
bobc is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
Acameron52
Ten Point
 
Acameron52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Lewisville
Hunt In: Coleman
Default

Thatís cool! Hopefully it goes well
Acameron52 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-30-2018, 09:56 PM   #6
hunter68
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Dude.....thatís awesome!! Good luck to you guys!!
hunter68 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-31-2018, 09:00 AM   #7
texan16
Ten Point
 
texan16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairfield
Hunt In: Freestone/Schleicher Counties
Default

Great idea, no suggestions on how to move it but I bet yall can come up with a good plan. Following to see how the move goes.
texan16 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-31-2018, 08:44 PM   #8
El Viejo
Pope & Young
 
El Viejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Formerly Mission, now Irving
Hunt In: Where ever I can
Default

I'd take pictures of it and if you can't move it in one piece, then it would be OK to take apart and reassemble it in the new sight.
El Viejo is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-31-2018, 08:52 PM   #9
RDT
Six Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Default

I was going tome a nice old pit lined with fire brick , about 3 x 6
on a 6inch contrete slab . I dug down under the slab , got a jack under it
started to raise it up and the slab broke right in the middle , no
steel in the slab
RDT is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-31-2018, 10:26 PM   #10
cuttingedge
Ten Point
 
cuttingedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Colorado Springs - sadness
Hunt In: hardly at all here
Default

Rebuild it if you have to using the same blocks. It'll be worth it in memories.
cuttingedge is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-01-2018, 09:45 AM   #11
TXBRASS
Ten Point
 
TXBRASS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Shiner, TX
Hunt In: Dryden & Hallettsville, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuttingedge View Post
Rebuild it if you have to using the same blocks. It'll be worth it in memories.
Agree 100%
TXBRASS is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-02-2018, 02:57 PM   #12
SoTXAg06
Ten Point
 
SoTXAg06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Portland, TX
Hunt In: Lavaca Co. TX, Arkansas
Default

Very cool. My grandpas old finder block pit is still standing. Hasnít been used in probably 20 or more years. Makes me want to move it to my house. I swear he made better bbq on that than I ever could.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
SoTXAg06 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-04-2018, 08:25 AM   #13
El Bigoton
Nubbin' Buck
 
El Bigoton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Harlingen
Default

I would,do what “Barnwood Builders” on DIY Network do. Number each piece and lots of pictures to assist with rebuilding that pit.
El Bigoton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-04-2018, 12:55 PM   #14
Killer
Ten Point
 
Killer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Powderly, TX
Hunt In: God's green earth
Default

Brings back a lot of memories for me; My grandfather used a pit almost exactly like this one. This is a great ideal! Hope it goes good. Worst case you will have to re-assemble on you place. Good luck!
Killer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2018, 11:09 AM   #15
Dusty Britches
Pope & Young
 
Dusty Britches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cameron & College Station
Default

Do you think you should maybe number the bricks with chalk, take a picture of it and then start? It looks like the bricks are not attached and most likely will separate when moved.
Dusty Britches is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2018, 11:17 AM   #16
FLASH_OUTDOORS
Ten Point
 
FLASH_OUTDOORS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Kennard
Default

Dig under it and get 2 beams under it. Use a motor jack or build a frame and use a chain hoist to get it up high enough to back a trailer under it. Reverse the steps to unload it. You could probably also dig under it and use long tow straps to lift it. Your main focus should be evenly distributing the weight so not to crack it. Number bricks with caulk first. (Just in case)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FLASH_OUTDOORS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2018, 11:19 AM   #17
FLASH_OUTDOORS
Ten Point
 
FLASH_OUTDOORS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Tomball
Hunt In: Kennard
Default

Also brace it from the inside and use plywood on all 4 sides with 3 ratchet straps around it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
FLASH_OUTDOORS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2018, 11:49 AM   #18
TXBRASS
Ten Point
 
TXBRASS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Shiner, TX
Hunt In: Dryden & Hallettsville, TX
Default

All great ideas! Thank you all for the input.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TXBRASS is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-05-2018, 01:13 PM   #19
Texastaxi
Pope & Young
 
Texastaxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West of Houston
Hunt In: now accepting invitations!
Default

I just hope you don't think the pit will make you be able to cook like grandpa!

This is cool. I'm interested to see the results.
I think Flash has the best idea, to move it in one piece.
Texastaxi is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com