36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 5/20/16)

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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:40 am

Copasspupil wrote:Grails,

It is easier on your phone. Go to Attachments below and it will take it from your photo library.

Its secured with a nuts/bolt and washer. The washer is on top of the angle iron which when tighten keeps the plate in place.


I guess my question is what would cause them to move? The obvious answer may be from moving the pit but mine is so large that it wont be moving lol
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby GRailsback » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:09 pm

If you are going to set your in the backyard and never move it, then you wouldn't have any reason to lock them down. Mine is a trailer pit,
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby Copasspupil » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:36 pm

I have earthquakes but I saw the secured one and wondered but it's not hard to just recheck the positioning of the plates.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:19 am

Last night I got the plate cut for the tuning plates. I cut a piece the entire run of the pit, and then cut it up into rectangular strips.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby GRailsback » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:45 am

Looks good, the first one coming off the fire box are you going to weld it in solid?
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:00 am

GRailsback wrote:Looks good, the first one coming off the fire box are you going to weld it in solid?


Ya once I get the end plate set and can seal it up Ill weld the end out solid.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:30 am

Very nice work. :D She is coming along nicely. :D
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:15 am

Thanks K.A.M. Just trying to be on your level :laughing7: :laughing7:
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby Copasspupil » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:27 am

No kidding though its not just him. The skill level is freakin high here.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build

Postby iRIDElow » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:49 am

k.a.m. wrote:Have a machine shop turn some SS handles. It wont be cheap and it wont be unique because they are already out there but they look good.


@K.A.M. so I am starting to look into this. I would like a SS handle to run between my drop down brackets I had made.

When you say have them turned what exactly do you mean? Couldn't I get a piece of stainless pipe, cut it to length, weld a nut on the inside, and run a bolt thru my handle bracket and thread into my piece of pipe?
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:36 am

Maybe this is what KAM was speaking of
https://www.google.com/search?q=twisted ... fw&dpr=0.8

I have done this with square bar stock on tool handles in my farrier work - - - incase you don't want to use the spring style some of these might strike yer fancy :tup:
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:44 am

OldUsedParts wrote:Maybe this is what KAM was speaking of
https://www.google.com/search?q=twisted ... fw&dpr=0.8

I have done this with square bar stock on tool handles in my farrier work - - - incase you don't want to use the spring style some of these might strike yer fancy :tup:


See I took it as turning them to take the typical dull stainless finish away by using a lathe.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:52 pm

don't know which interpretation was what KAM meant but maybe he'll clarify it later for us :dont:
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 3/28/16)

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:13 pm

I was thinking of solid stock turned into a nice shape
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This is off an OMP cooker.
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Re: 36" Side fire box backyard build (UPDATED 4/5/16)

Postby iRIDElow » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:13 am

Well last night I didn't get as much done as I was hoping but I did make progress. I got all of the shelves built, ground seamlessly, and in the pit. I will get the expanded metal on tonight, as well as the shelve guides so they can be extended out of the pit with weight but wont fall forward.
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