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Old 05-19-2017, 09:11 AM   #51
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Are you going to add a dampner to the stack? How are you going to control air flow at the firebox also?
Damper is already on the chimney...just need to add a handle to move it back & forth. I have the 8" cutout from the firebox that will mount to the door and swivel back & forth to cut off air flow to the fire. Those plus the side load firebox door handle are the last things I need to put on the pit to finish it out and then I need to finish the stand.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:06 PM   #52
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Damper is already on the chimney...just need to add a handle to move it back & forth. I have the 8" cutout from the firebox that will mount to the door and swivel back & forth to cut off air flow to the fire. Those plus the side load firebox door handle are the last things I need to put on the pit to finish it out and then I need to finish the stand.


Cool deal, looks like a lot of work! But looks good keep it up


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Old 05-20-2017, 09:57 AM   #53
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Great pit! Looks like your welds coming along just fine. Let me know where to bring the hamburgers!
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:07 AM   #54
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Great pit! Looks like your welds coming along just fine. Let me know where to bring the hamburgers!


The heck with hamburgers! Brisket and baby back ribs!


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Old 05-20-2017, 03:15 PM   #55
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Got the temp gauges and firebox side loading door mounted. Added a bit of weld bling to it too Just missing 2 handles and the pit will be ready to paint...Stand only need cross braces and wheels to be done and have pit mounted.

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Old 05-20-2017, 03:20 PM   #56
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Great pit! Looks like your welds coming along just fine. Let me know where to bring the hamburgers!
Thanks!...I'm pretty comfortable on the Mig now. Stick welding has been challenging but I'm starting to get it. Learned all about arc blow last weekend (the hard way) . All-in-all this has been a blast

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Old 05-21-2017, 06:25 PM   #57
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Looks nice can't wait to see the finished product
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:20 AM   #58
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Stand is nearly complete. Need to mount wheels and do the wrap around shelf but that will be after I place the pit on the stand. I'm starting to smell BBQ!!!



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Old 05-23-2017, 07:22 AM   #59
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WOW... I like it!
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:41 PM   #60
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Took the afternoon off and borrowed a crane to get it mounted and welded to the stand. She's mobile...just needs some cleanup and paint.

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Old 05-26-2017, 08:14 PM   #61
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Its amazing what a coat of paint does. Bought Blacksmith brand high temp BBQ paint from Triple S steel here in town and that stuff is just plain amazing. Dries fast and covers like nothing else I've ever seen (and I used to work at a paint store ) Just needs fire and some peanut oil to season.

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Old 05-27-2017, 07:10 AM   #62
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That pit turned out very nice. Great job.

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Old 05-27-2017, 10:56 AM   #63
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So, when will dinner be ready?

Nice job.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:30 PM   #64
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Thanks for sharing. I just picked up a 150 gallon propane tank yesterday. I will be looking back at this thread quite a bit , if I ever get around to making it into a pit. Lots of neat ideas. I curious as to how well it drafts. I plan on using the Feldon calculator as well.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:37 PM   #65
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That looks awesome!
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Old 05-29-2017, 01:26 AM   #66
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Can you adjust the intake?
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:36 PM   #67
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Yes I have the 8" round cutout from the firebox that I've attached a super strong permanent magnet to so that I can stick it on the outside of the fire box to control airflow.

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Old 05-29-2017, 12:55 PM   #68
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Choo choo!!!

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #69
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Smoking good!

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:56 PM   #70
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Holding about 215 at the chimney exhaust, 250 at the left door and 280 at the right door. Its drafting so well there is no smoke leakage around the firebox

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Old 05-30-2017, 05:22 AM   #71
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Thats about perfect. Sounds like a very successful build to me.

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Old 05-30-2017, 06:15 AM   #72
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Thas cadillac'n that ain't trailer parkin amigo
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Old 06-02-2017, 03:50 PM   #73
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Awesome. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-05-2017, 10:27 AM   #74
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Saturday was the real test. Prime brisket and wild piglet. 13 hours of fire management and waiting to see how well she cooks. It was absolute torture and a huge test of will power to keep those doors closed...I just had to trust my temp readings and let the chips fall where they may. I'd say it was a homerun but I'm obviously biased I finally got that dang smoke ring!

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Old 06-05-2017, 10:37 AM   #75
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Looks good! Congrats on your first successful run.

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Old 06-05-2017, 10:53 AM   #76
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awesome build!
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Old 06-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #77
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Very nice! Makes me hungry
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:03 PM   #78
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very nice but i'd suggest one more small detail, add some lift rings along the top so if you to ever need to move it around or lift it you will be set.
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Old 06-13-2017, 02:22 PM   #79
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Cool job.. Thanks for sharing the progressive photos..
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