Hinges for my builds

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by 2bears, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    Lets see some pictures of the hinges you used for both the cook chamber doors and the fire box doors.

    I am going to be putting a couple smokers together soon and am looking for ideas for good durable hinges, one is a 120 gallon on a cart the ather will be a 500 gallon tank on a trailer.

    Any good home made styles out there? 
     
  2. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I use these the most.  I have use weld on 4" before and works great too.  I prefer to make mine as my first choice. It's made of 1/2" bar and I get the pipe as close to 1/2" ID as I can.  Make sure you get pipe so you want have the weld seam on the inside. Hope this helps and good luck on your build. 

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  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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  4. drmugato

    drmugato Newbie

    Here are some other options for "smoker Hinges".  Found these on Mcfrugal.com, They also recommend Piano type hinges.  We look forward to finished pictures.

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  5. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    I am with Randya make your own. You can go to Loewe's and check there pipe and round bar stock to what is the best fit and then make your own hinges for a much better price. I have used them for both door on the fire box and the hinges for the smoker and they work great. You can make what Randya has or you can set up the pipe the same as the smoker hinges. Your imagination is the limit.
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  7. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check some of the welding supply stores nearby, most of them will have the teardrop weld on style. One of the stores I use sells a 1/2" dia for about 5 bucks a pair.

    Paul, have you heard anything about the KCK store. I am hearing from alot of guys that every time they go down there he is closed.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All my Son did for his cooking chamber was weld three big old butt hinges, and grind off the extra weld material.

    Works fine on his 275 gallon oil tank pig smoker.

    I can't find a good picture of his twin smoking box door hinges, but it's just a couple of angle irons, with holes drilled, and pins through the holes

    Bear

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  9. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Good looking build[​IMG]
     
  10. wolfmann

    wolfmann Smoke Blower

    Also if you are looking for the BBQ hinges Northern tool does carry them.
     
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Bobby has a lot going on with different properties and I don't know that he is around the store all the time... I think he depends a lot on online purchases.

    If I think about it tomorrow or Monday I will check with him and see when he is there.
     
  12. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Paul, I will pass the word along as soon as you find out.
     
  13. hogwart

    hogwart Fire Starter

    I Just went ahead and made my own on the last build I did. Doesn't take to long and with some pipe and rod you can make some good hinges yourself

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  14. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Good looking hinges there.:bravo:
     
  15. grillmasters

    grillmasters Newbie

    I JUST BOUGHT MY FIRST WELDER AND BUILT A SMOKER OUT OF A 60 GALLON HOT WATER TANK , IT TURNED OUT VERY WELL CONSIDERING IT WAS MY FIRST TIME WELDING !!!!!!! THOSE HINGES OF YOURS ARE A GREAT IDEA , IM GONNA TRY THEM OUT MYSELF ON FUTURE BUILDS !!!!! U CAN GO TO FACEBOOK .COM / RODERICK THOMAS OR FACEBOOK.COM/  GRILLMASTERSOFMEMPHIS AND CHECK OUT PICTURES AND A FEW VIDEOS OF SMOKER !!!! PLEASE OFFER CONSTRUCTIVE CRITACISM ON SMOKER !!!!!!!
     
  16. bigwheel

    bigwheel Smoking Fanatic

    This old farmer down in S. Texas used a segment of chain that come from the innards of a farm tractor to make hinges.  Not sure what is the official name of it but looked like a bicycle chain about an inch wide. It take 3 links and you weld the two on the end over the gap and the middle link provided the pivot point. Made more than several using the same strategy myself. Last forever and cost a buck or two for a section about 20 feet long at the farm auctions. 
     
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  17. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Just ordered these from ebay.
     
  18. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Here are the hinges that I just finished on my firebox:




     
  19. blackbarkbbq

    blackbarkbbq Fire Starter

    This is a great FB door design.  
     
  20. doug kiser

    doug kiser Fire Starter

    Nice door design!
     

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