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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:03 am

Thats a nice looking door! What did you use to make the long, straight cuts?



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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:35 am

Looks Good :tup: :cheers: :salut:
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:47 am

Very nice work brother. :salut: :salut: :salut:
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:52 am

Thank you, both. I just wish I would learn to stop tacking temporary stuff on the door, messes up the whole look with all those grind marks on there. I'll get it right next time.
I tried to take some measurements and layout the pipe firebox yesterday, it came out waaaay off. :D
I got it close enough that I could mark the contour with my protractor, though. Gotta go out and work on that next.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:58 am

k.a.m. wrote:
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.
I'm thinking the pump jack thingys are tacked to the tube and the door and that swivels on the rod. Neat little design, I might try that next time. Won't need to do the sandwich thing. The door wouldn't be removable, though. I do kind of like that option, even though it'll probably never get used.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:06 pm

Better pic.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:21 pm

Yeah, I had seen that, too. That is a really nice design, great attention to detail. The price reflects it, too. :D

Makes mine look like a mutt. :lol:
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Re: Hinges Designs

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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby GRailsback » Sat May 02, 2020 2:14 pm

That’s a mean lookin little pit.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Sat May 02, 2020 2:36 pm

I'm thinking the smokestack may be overkill, maybe it just looks that way because it's in the foreground. Too late now, have to try it out and see how it does.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat May 02, 2020 3:13 pm

I like it - - - How large is the hole on the Pit dome end going into the Smoke Stack :?: :?: :dont:
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Sat May 02, 2020 4:11 pm

All the way to the inside edge of the plenum. But the pipe itself is 8-3/4" ID. The smoker is 171 gallons. The firebox in 24" standard wall, it's currently way long but the pit calculator says it needs to be 30 inches long. The plenum is 9 inches high.
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat May 02, 2020 4:32 pm

WOW, it should give you as much draft as needed once you add a damper ???
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby hogaboomer » Sat May 02, 2020 4:40 pm

yeah, there shouldn't be any problem with it being too small. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hinges Designs

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat May 02, 2020 5:48 pm

Looking forward to your first cook and update - - - - any idea what you'll do first ???
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