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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 am

That's the direction I'm leaning. The sandwiching will stop the wobble.

edit: I just googled 'smoker door hinges' - should have done that a long time ago. D'OH!

https://www.google.com/search?q=smoker+ ... jVWmg3WPQM

I like this one!
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:26 am

hogaboomer wrote:That's the direction I'm leaning. The sandwiching will stop the wobble.

edit: I just googled 'smoker door hinges' - should have done that a long time ago. D'OH!

https://www.google.com/search?q=smoker+ ... jVWmg3WPQM


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This type of hinge is very popular.
Things to remember:
When using this type with external door seals the hinge pivot point needs to be behind the flange or the door will pinch.
The higher the arch the higher your door will raise.
Always remember slow and steady wins the race.



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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:30 am

hogaboomer wrote:I'm curious about how this one is put together. I'm wondering if it needs that pipe going across to keep it from wobbling.

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My guess is there is a rod inside the tube. The tube is strictly aesthetics and the rod is plug welded to the outer hinge piece.
The ax points are door stops.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:36 am

I thought that was a pump jack. Whatever it is, it's a nice touch. Those two guys are pretty slick.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:44 am

hogaboomer wrote:I thought that was a pump jack. Whatever it is, it's a nice touch. Those two guys are pretty slick.

Never looked at it from that prospective but it could very well be.
I do like patina look though kinda edging on the steam punk look.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:46 am

k.a.m. wrote:Things to remember:
When using this type with external door seals the hinge pivot point needs to be behind the flange or the door will pinch.
The higher the arch the higher your door will raise.


That's some critically important info, right there. Thanks, Kevin.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:48 am

hogaboomer wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:Things to remember:
When using this type with external door seals the hinge pivot point needs to be behind the flange or the door will pinch.
The higher the arch the higher your door will raise.


That's some critically important info, right there. Thanks, Kevin.

You are very welcome Sir.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:48 am

k.a.m. wrote:
hogaboomer wrote:I thought that was a pump jack. Whatever it is, it's a nice touch. Those two guys are pretty slick.

Never looked at it from that prospective but it could very well be.
I do like patina look though kinda edging on the steam punk look.
I like that look, too. I wonder if they put a high temp clear coat on.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:01 am

Drooling here - this guy must be a machinist:

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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:19 am

Or has a machinist friend lol.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:39 pm

This is working pretty well.

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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:36 pm

Put a bar across your door hinge to act as a door stop.
Here is a pic of Little Mama's the tab is my door stop.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:35 pm

I ended up tacking small plates in between the sandwiching chamber plates for the door plate to rest on. Dang hinges are way time consuming for such a small object. I guess they're pretty important to have work right, though. :D

I'm glad to be finished with them so I can move on to something else. Firebox pipe to end cap is going to be interesting.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:00 pm

I decided to shorten up the smoker, see how it works
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby Fabkid33 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:06 pm

Here are my hinges I made pretty quick 1/4 flat bar used holesaw to notch for door flat strap trim . Used 3/8 flat bar in double shear for horizontal and vertical chamber
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