Been a while since I posted an update. Seems like as soon as I save a little money for my steel some thing else in my house breaks.
In the mean time I've been looking at other builds and making plans for my own. I've seen 250's with single doors to the CC but mostly double doors. I think I would like the ability to cook a whole hog if the need should arise, so would need a single door. But, at the same time if I'm cooking smaller cooks or a number of pieces I'd like to be able to open 1 door at the time to conserve heat in the CC. I've also seen double doors that open into one big opening, but you can't open the doors separately. Seems one or the other has to be opened for the 2nd door to open. kind of like one door seals on the other door. Then there's the gull wing smokers. Don't think I want doors on both sides. That would only make my build more difficult, I thought about hinging the center section between the 2 doors and figuring out a way to temporarily tie the individual cooking grates together for a whole hog. I'm open to ideas and It looks like I have plenty of time to plan my design.