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52 Quart Sazon Pot (Mini) Re-Finished 6/25

post #1 of 12
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Having a Masterbuilt Pro 18.5" Kettle I found this Sazon 52 quart pot $36.99 the only 80 Quart I found was $125.00 me not being frugal Cheap is a better word.:icon_biggrin: So Lowes has some flat stock 24x24 for under 20 bucks. decided to use that on the bottom of the pot. Still have to get some screws tomorrow, but here is what is done.

Plate drawn out 1 rivet in the center 

Use a ruler with a whole to make inside line no pic

Started the cut with my Dremel then finished with jig saw

I riveted the bottom before cutting

Hole cut

Trimmed an old grate to fit and had an old water pan

This will be one of my shelves 

 

   

post #2 of 12

Looks like a simple and effective build...JJ

post #3 of 12
Looks good. Does the rest of the metal get trimmed off the bottom?
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Looks good. Does the rest of the metal get trimmed off the bottom?

Yes I have to bring it out to see how much,I plan on turning the cooking grate over to use as a base. 

post #5 of 12
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Thermometer installed,Bottom Trimmed,mark for the gratings. Found the gratings I wanted they measure 15" Diameter 

These are the heaviest gratings I ever seen

 

Thermometer 

Bottom plate cut

Marked for screws I will thread these as well as nut them

Holes drilled tomorrow

Plan on doing some ribs tomorrow

Thanks for looking

post #6 of 12
Looking Great! Please tell us you boil l tested your therm before installation!
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Looking Great! Please tell us you boil l tested your therm before installation!


Yeah and even with the glove on it gets hot,came to a light boil at 210* and I quit THATS Hot

post #8 of 12
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Finished it up today.

 

Drilled and Tapped all the holes

Had to try it

Ring is way to big

Lots of smoke

The dome lid does not work,to much air temp went up to 450*

Had 2 small pieces of ribs in at that time,put them in the gas grill

Cooled the pot redid the defuser, went with the steamer insert.

Thanks for looking

post #9 of 12

Very very nice   Great Job   points1.png

 

Gary

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Originally Posted by gary s View Post
 

Very very nice   Great Job   points1.png

 

Gary


Gary this thing holds temp rock solid.My MES 40 will be sitting on the side line LOL Thanks for the point.

post #11 of 12
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Finally found the gasket material to seal the bottom.

 

Cleaned and use the high temp. gasket material to attach the rope gasket.

another angel 

I cut the rivets off the handles so they could be turned over.

Used it 6/25 to do some Legs and Thighs

Without the gasket I could see smoke coming out now nothing

Next will be to work on the dome lid 

Picked up the 5/8" gasket when I got the 3/8" for the base.

Will try to get that on this week some time.

Thanks for looking 

Richie

 

post #12 of 12

Nice build.  Looks like it works good.

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