by the way build is looking good i think i would like one that size someday so i have been watching
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Thanks, there are a couple of welding/fab shops in town that probably have a similar deal, I know one does. It's just tough getting down there because they're open the same hours I'm at work, and I don't have a truck so the pieces have to fit in my wife's van. heh.
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If in your pic, the door was to swing up, then yes, and then at the other end it would be beveled the opposite way, just so the door centers itself. I dont put that much angle on it, maybe half that. But you deffinitely dont want to bevel it the wrong way, especially on thick tanks, or you will end up with a wide gap.
Sounds good, I think I will move the chimney location and make the door wider. Might take it a hair past 12:00 on the tank too. I'll have to fill the holes in the top of the tank. Should be no problem if I can find a couple of hole saws the right size, then I can cut nice circles out of some plate I have laying around to weld in.
Won't get much done this weekend, despite being a holiday Monday. Have a family event.
Boy that chimney looks tall in these pics... 30" above tank, it's what the calculator said. Doesn't look so tall in real life.
Edited by Munxcub - 8/6/13 at 7:24am
Here's a question. For the strapping around the CC door, what width/thickness is recommended? I think 1/4" thick is a bit much, I was thinking 1"x1/8" but is that heavy enough to catch the door for years?
my doors bigger but i used 3/16 x 2 i wanted an inch on both sides, i also used 1/4 x2 on the top flange because my hinge mounts to it. i dont see why 1/8 wouldnt work though would be easier to form around the curve of the door
I've got about a 1/16" cut around the door so figure 1" should be plenty wide to cover that and would have an appropriate scale for my cooker, but am always open to suggestions.
I was on the fence between 1/8" and 3/16" thick tho...
are you planning on putting a putting a seal arounf the door? i wasnt sure thats y i went with 2 inch so if needed later i could add a seal and have plenty of flange to cover it, not sure what yer plan is but just and idea. you can also look at 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 wide
So how worried do I need to be about getting things too hot/warping when burning this thing out tonight? How long do I let it burn for, how do I know it's "done"?
Do I need to burn out the fire box too? (it's all new steel)