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Char-griller firebox

Postby jlabolt » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:02 pm

Stopped by the local Tractor Supply store today and came a cross a great deal. Been looking at buying the side fire box for my char-griller and happened to see they had one left and all their BBQ stuff was on clearance. Anyways there wasn't a price on it, so I carried it up to the checkout to get a price and they couldn't find it in the system. Called the manager over and she said "Will you buy it for $25?" Since it retails for $60, I handed over the cash and walked out the door.

On another note, I cut out the pieces for my fire basket in the UDS I've been working on all summer. Should get it welded up in the morning. Only thing left is to get some ball valves for the intakes and start drilling holes. Hope to get that done in a week or so, maybe over the long weekend.
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Postby nascarchuck » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:46 pm

Good deal! I think that I paid $59 for my CG SFB.
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Postby JamesB » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:37 pm

Only thing I would have done different was counter offer her $15... :D

As far as ball valves, do you have a Harbor Freight store up there? Best price on ball valves that I've seen...

Good luck with the SFB and the UDS!
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Postby jlabolt » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:22 pm

No Harbor Freights up this way, just Home Depot's, Lowe's, and Menard's. I saw the 1" valves for around $11 the other day. Sounds like my best bet. You guys are just using a standard brass valve, right?
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Postby JamesB » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:09 pm

Yep, regular brass ball valves. I used 2 1" valves on each of my UDSs. $11 ain't a bad price either.
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Postby bigwheel » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:19 pm

Now you got me puzzled here. What could a ball valve have to do with air intake? Seems like the few times I ever seen one they was being used for grease drains. I love to learn new stuff thanks.

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Postby nascarchuck » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:33 pm

bigwheel wrote:Now you got me puzzled here. What could a ball valve have to do with air intake? Seems like the few times I ever seen one they was being used for grease drains. I love to learn new stuff thanks.

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On the barrel drums thats how you control the air intake. Open the vale for more air for a hotter fire.
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Postby JamesB » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:07 pm

Like Chuck said... Use 'em on the bottom side of these upright barrels we've made. Handles incoming air in the same manner it handles outgoing grease.

Especially useful for those of us with limited mechanical skills. :lol:

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Postby bigwheel » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:17 am

Ahhh ok. Works sorta like a hole I betcha.

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Postby JamesB » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:40 am

Yeppers, just like an lever adjustable hole!
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