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One of the guys down here gets a couple of big boxes of Baking Soda and dumps in with the water, he says it really helps, don't know for sure or if just makes him feel better.
I am lookin forward to seeing more of your builds. They are always very informative and inspirational.
It is a nice tank though, it's got the better looking end caps, only has four plugs in the bottom and they are in line. I will just install plugs in three and use the forth for the drain pipe. It has a little rust on the bottom, but does not look like it has pitted the steel yet, just slight surface rust. Usually these are 3/16". , but sticking my finger in the plug hole and trying to gauge the thickness, it feels a bit heavier, might just be wish full thinking though.
I have changed my mind though on the direction this build will go. I have received many party invites , nascar passes, ect. In the past few months and realized that I don't have a small, portable, tailgater sort of cooker. My big pit is a bit big for that sort of thing, not wanting to pull it all over the state like that. I'm going to step up to 12" rims on this build so I won't be worried about running 80 mph down the highway with it. I'm also going to try to give it as much wood/cooler storage as possible under the cooking chamber. I don't want to lengthen or widen the trailer any, still want it to be compact, so that's where I will have to incorporate the storage.
Trying to google pit trailers to get ideals has made me realize that many builders , even the big names , cut a lot of corners in that area. I'm trying to come up with something really cool, but more than likely will have to mock everything up and sit and stare at it a while.
Nice and compact, Is up towards the front where you was thinking of using expanded metal ? I like the way it should be low to the ground, a lot easier to cook on, Boy all kind of ideas running through my head looking at your trailer. Can't wait to see the whole thing developing
I'm pondering the ideal of making "gull wing" doors. ( doors on both sides of the cooker ) and making the whole thing symmetrical , side to side. It's all going to depend on how much room I can squeeze under the tank, I'll need that room for storage. If I can get a serving rack on both sides and still have room enough to access that area, I may go with that ideal. I think it would be cool like that. I won't know until next week when I mount the firebox and the cook chamber on there. I have some heavy woven mesh, and if there is enough I'll use that over expanded metal under the tank , it's a lot more durable.
The triangle up front I'm thinking I will cover with diamond plate and cut a circle out of the middle and mount my propane bottle there.
I also picked up a 5000 lb jack with a caster wheel for the tongue, that should make it easy to push around by hand.
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