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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:40 pm

iRIDElow wrote:I really would like to do a nice wooden handle or a stainless handle. One of my concerns is that if I run with a stainless handle will it get hot?


my thoughts are if they are spring type stainless like KAM's then they should not get hot - - - here is one source for those SS handles if you're interested
http://www.bbqsmokersupply.com/index.ph ... ex&cPath=2
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby iRIDElow » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:04 am

OldUsedParts wrote:
iRIDElow wrote:I really would like to do a nice wooden handle or a stainless handle. One of my concerns is that if I run with a stainless handle will it get hot?


my thoughts are if they are spring type stainless like KAM's then they should not get hot - - - here is one source for those SS handles if you're interested
http://www.bbqsmokersupply.com/index.ph ... ex&cPath=2

Im not really interested in the typical spring handle. Im building a pit from ground up I would really like something a bit more custom/unique to my pit if that makes sense
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:10 am

sure does - - - nothing wrong with being creative and good luck with your design :salut:
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby 1484 FPC » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:48 am

My buddy used old pipe wrenches for his build. Turned out pretty cool.
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby iRIDElow » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:28 pm

1484 FPC wrote:My buddy used old pipe wrenches for his build. Turned out pretty cool.

sounds neat...have any pictures?
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:42 pm

ruh roh you got my weird fabricating brain started now - - - you could also consider getting some old flat irons and there are many many styles - - some with wooden handles that you could put your own taste to - - - if one fit your design they might make good handles also - - - here are a few on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Collectible-Iro ... 245/i.html

I would also imagine that the iron part would absorb ALL of the heat once welded to the door :?:
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby iRIDElow » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:07 am

OldUsedParts wrote:ruh roh you got my weird fabricating brain started now - - - you could also consider getting some old flat irons and there are many many styles - - some with wooden handles that you could put your own taste to - - - if one fit your design they might make good handles also - - - here are a few on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Collectible-Iro ... 245/i.html

I would also imagine that the iron part would absorb ALL of the heat once welded to the door :?:


That's good, that was the whole point of this thread was to see others ideas. 8)
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:29 am

sometimes it takes me a while to snap - - - - "oldtimer's disease" :laughing7: :D :lol:
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby bsooner75 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:51 am

I've always thought the axe handles east Texas smoker company use look cool.

http://www.easttexassmokercompany.com/



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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby iRIDElow » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:06 am

bsooner75 wrote:I've always thought the axe handles east Texas smoker company use look cool.

http://www.easttexassmokercompany.com/


Ya those are pretty neat also......that was my first choice before I realized my doors were so big and I need a drop down handle :banghead:
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:20 am

not very fancy but a little bending of the rod to turn the handle horizontally and these would serve the purpose
http://www.harborfreight.com/welding-ch ... 66389.html

see what you started ? :banghead: :D :lol:
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby Boots » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:25 pm

Good idea, using that slag hammer
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby brentski » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:18 pm

I used gas grill SS handles and they do not get hot at all. The only thing that I did different was the handles were attached to the gas grill by a #10 bolt and I had a piece of SS welded into the inside of the handle to accommodate a 3/8" bolt since the pit lids are so much heavier.
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby iRIDElow » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:22 am

those are very nice brentski. I like the commercial cooker look.
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Re: Unique options for pit handles

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:41 pm

can't help but ask about your user name - - - could that mean motorcycles, street rods or shetlands ? :laughing7: :D :lol:
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