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Hinges

Postby super8mm » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:09 pm

I have a question about hinges. Mine are getting pretty stiff and squeeky.

What might be the fixes for these things, I dont want to use any kind of spray if it will mess up my foods.
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Re: Hinges

Postby jtilk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:15 pm

super8mm wrote:I have a question about hinges. Mine are getting pretty stiff and squeeky.

What might be the fixes for these things, I dont want to use any kind of spray if it will mess up my foods.


Where are your hinges located??? If they are on the outside I dont see how this would get in or on your food. Not to mention the little bit you'll be applying should burn off fairly quickly...
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Re: Hinges

Postby super8mm » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:19 pm

I just updated my avitar,

the hinges on on the
door for the fire box
the lid for the fire box that lifts for grilling
door for smoking compt
door for cold smoker.
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Re: Hinges

Postby blazer » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:54 am

If you can get them apart I would put some never seize on them. If not get an old style oil can and give a few drips from time to time. :D
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Re: Hinges

Postby super8mm » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:26 am

Thanks Blazer, I cant take them apart as they are welded.

is the never seize thin eough that it might be worked in with a flux brush or tooth pick?

is it the same stuff that is used on gas fittings for like fireplace logs?
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Re: Hinges

Postby Mike_Donovan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:55 am

Hi super8mm,

I would suggest you try a list amount of vegetable oil and see if you can work that into your hinges. It isnt the best lubricant, but if any drips onto food, it is foodsafe.

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Re: Hinges

Postby super8mm » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:03 pm

That is a good idea Mike, I have some old needles that I may be able to inject it down into the hinge better too.
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Re: Hinges

Postby jtilk » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:53 pm

Vegtable oil will work, or some PAM could help... Or fire up the pit throw some WD-40 on the hings and let it rock for an hour or 2 before putting any food on it. Unless youre soucing it, an hour later there should be very little left to drip if any.
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Re: Hinges

Postby super8mm » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:14 pm

Thanks jtlik. I will work on it some evening this week. :)
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Re: Hinges

Postby RLTXBBQ » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:57 am

Veggie oil when the pit is warm works great, no fouls odors on the food, the air can circulate in aazing ways right into the fb and cooking chamber.
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Re: Hinges

Postby super8mm » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:24 pm

wish I had time today to go try some veggi oil, dont need to do any preheating but I guess tomorrow will be the same :shock:
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Re: Hinges

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:02 pm

super8mm, put the veggie oil on cold and work it in till the creek is gone. Then when you fire her up apply it again.
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