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So......

Postby TX1911 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:14 pm

Well, our first competition was not without incident. I had my pit:

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on a flatbed trailer. My fault for not putting jacks under the back end. But my three team members all decided to get on the trailer at the same time, behind the axle. The pit came screaming backwards, firebox first. Fortunately, I had it chained, so it stopped. When it stopped, the firebox door swung open and all of the coals and burning wood came out. Fortunately, it all landed on asphalt, but we earned our junior firefighter badges pretty quickly. Fortunately, no one was hurt at all. Not even close. The trailer survived with no damage.

The pit, on the other hand, is wounded. The chain was around a leg and it hit a wheel when the whole thing stopped. Transferred all of the torque to the wheel. Which no longer can make a complete turn.

So, the take away is, you never know what's going to happen, so y'all be careful!

On the positive side, it scared my wife enough that she said "get that pit made into a trailer!" So, in about two weeks, I'll have a new again toy!

And I get to figure out what to replace it with on the back porch.
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Re: So......

Postby bsooner75 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:24 pm

Oh man. Glad nobody was hurt.

You really put your buddies through that just to get your wife to agree to a trailer rig? [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]


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Re: So......

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:29 am

I'm with Sooner - - - that could have been your worst nightmare but Y'all "got a flocky" (aka got off lucky) - - - nothing more educational that a lesson learned the hard way with no human damage done. :tup:
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Re: So......

Postby Txdragon » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:25 pm

Man, a cooker that size flailing around all loosey-goosey with a full firebox is an eye opener. Good to hear nobody got hurt!

bsooner75 wrote:
You really put your buddies through that just to get your wife to agree to a trailer rig?


It's clever really. I once involved myself in an 8 month relationship JUST to recollect a few items of my personal property. I got them, I left.
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Re: So......

Postby TX1911 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 pm

I wish I could say that it was foresight and intentional. Unfortunately, it wasn't.

On the other hand, I did have the foresight to chain that sucker down.....

So that's something, I guess.
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Re: So......

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:47 pm

Sooo how did you do in the cook off?

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Re: So......

Postby TX1911 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:17 pm

63 teams, 12th in brisket, 17th in fajitas. Ribs and chicken didn't make the final table.

But next year, watch out!
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Re: So......

Postby Txdragon » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:25 pm

TX1911 wrote:63 teams, 12th in brisket, 17th in fajitas. Ribs and chicken didn't make the final table.

But next year, watch out!



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