I have some 4" square tube thats 1/4" thick (3.5" ID). Will this work for my smoke stack? the calc only has for round pipe.
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Is the 1/8" flat ok to use around the fire box door?
Yep.... If it's wide enough, drill holes and blind weld it.... Weld the end holes first.... then as you weld, the strap will shrink and be "tight".. Clamp as you go to hold secure to the door.... Dave
Here's some pics to get up to date.
First I cut the spring mounts off the HF trailer and welded them to the new trailer. I also used the trailer as my saw horses to cut my 1/4 plate for the fire box.
Tacked the corners and made sure it was all square.
Then the non-stop welding.
Then the non-stop grinding of all the edges. I also made to intake vents that screw in and out. I am going to weld a handle or 1/4" x 1" flat on to them. Should be easy to adjust, just like an old wood stove.
Making the hinges are a pain in the butt. Here I cut them and drilled them. Next I bolted them together and used the grinder to even everything up.
fire box is ready to mount. the door is a very tight fit and swings open very easy. The double shear is probably overkill, for the hinges. You can also see the fire box intake, in the open position.
If I was build another one, I would probably buy the hinges. These work great, but they are very time consuming.
I also cut some 1/4 x 1 to brace the inside of the door.
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Really nice Build!!!! You are a very good fabricator! I am having mine built out of a old 250 oil tank and will have a 2 x 2 side fire box. It has 2 shelves the bottom one is 3 X 5 and the top shelve is 2 x 5. Again nice build!