Be interesting to see If you decide to use them, Haven't seen these before, Look neat !
Ok, did just order 20 ft of 3" channel for my frame. ...and I am going to rub it in that my price is only $40.00, and it will be delivered tomorrow.
I can get a 4' x8' sheet of 1/8" stainless for $246.00, I was thinking of getting a sheet and line the reverse flow pan with it ( plug weld it on top), possibly build the pan out of 3/16" plate, then add the stainless to the top to give me 5/16" thickness over all. I would only use less than half the sheet for this one, so your really just talking about $123.00 ,
3/16" plate 4 x8 is $110.25
whatcha think????/ Sure is a lot cheaper than building Oak cabinets, thats for sure!!!
Might be right, it will need to seal to the drain pipe in the center.....or could just do a slip sleeve, ...then I could just lift it all out to clean it.
Might not really be worth the extra work and $$,....... I'll sleep on that ideal for a few nights
I hear what Dave is saying about the stainless,but his buddies was used as a cook top. I could definitely see that warping as it was in direct heat with flames constantly hitting it. With the heat shield off the fire box I believe you would be fine with the 1/8" over the 3/16's. The temp in the CC chamber should get close to that of a cook top. Just another opinion thrown out there. I like the stainless RF idea.
I guess you decided against the trailer in the earlier picture. Since you probably have the angle and channel , only thing left would be tires, wheels, hitch and lights. What do you think your final cost will be ?
Width sound about right to me a little over 4' definitely not to big what do you think your overall length will be ? Doesn't sound bad at all since you are doing all the labor. Reason I was wondering we have a trailer place just north of town that sells the parts and builds trailers. My #2 son and I were going to build him a trailer so we went to price the parts and they could build it for about the same as we could. We may shop online for the parts like you and re-think ours. This last summer he completely re-built one of his trailers, new axel, springs, tires and wheels, boards and re-did the top rails.
I like your idea though $170 bucks not bad.
Buying it all in one kit saves money, I have Northern checking to see if they can get the same kit before I buy from these people. It would add 100 bucks if I bout it all seperately.
I want there to be some storage under the cooking chamber for wood, but Im trying to keep it low and compact, still playing with it all, and would like to have axle before I start cutting channel up.