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The X-Fire Grill

civilsmoker

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Ok finally did a little work on the x-fire today!!!

Got att the handles cleaned up and the 1/2 hole drilled through the 3/8” bar sections....... the drill press motor was being a turd!! So spent more time getting it to work than working errrrr! But got them drilled!
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We also changed out two bricks in the door cause I got a little to “happy” with a 3lb when We were welding the door frame and shattered them....note to self don’t use a bigger hammer!!
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At the end of the session we lined up the civil”smoker”family to watch the sunset...lol
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What a collection... :emoji_thumbsup:
Thanks winterrider, It’s one happy family for sure....the wife calls it an obsession.....

That said, I’m also having a hard time coming up with the reason for the other 2...no....3 builds I have planned ....lol..

We have 2 more air tanks and 50 sqft of ceramic blanket that needs to be used....also have plans for a x-fire mini.....for camping......it will be a one of a kind!
 

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Very cool. I’m for the ride.
 

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Mini x-fire... Portable at only 400 pounds :emoji_laughing:

Great family shot civil. Looking forward to more. I have dreams of a double wall insulated reverse flow smoker right now.
 

civilsmoker

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Mini x-fire... Portable at only 400 pounds :emoji_laughing:

Great family shot civil. Looking forward to more. I have dreams of a double wall insulated reverse flow smoker right now.
Lol....I can just see it now....pulling a mini skid steer around just to unload the mini x-fire from the truck......I’m shooting for about 70lbs....it will be brick free...

There was another engineer that built a full double walled (10 gauge) RF with a vertical cabinet. It was a awesome build!

My next RF build, will be just the right size so I can put a full size service pan in it or two 1/2 size side by side. The vertical camber will fit 1/2 size, I want to be able to catch juices and make smoky stock to amp up gravy and stocks!
 

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Got the brick retaining strap back on.
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Ok got the handles welded on and the locking tabs and was just cruising along and bam out I’ve wire.....holy smokes the x-fire has consumed a full 8 lb roll already :emoji_astonished:
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We are going to try to just spend a couple of hours every other week or so to finish it off so we can paint it in spring.....it is really close!
 
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civilsmoker

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Thanks for the “love” calicat! The X-Fire gives you a warm hug! Lol
 

civilsmoker

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very impressive design as well as the build!
Thanks jimmy! My son and I really want to finish it so it’s done done but it’s been too addicting using it.....and it’s been really cold....having it only be 30 degrees makes it harder for welding and such........
 

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buck up brother, we spend about 1/3 of our year under 30 degrees and we can still make metal stick to itself. :emoji_wink:

pretty cool though that your son is so interested in working with you. that is something i think i could have done better with my son.
 

civilsmoker

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buck up brother, we spend about 1/3 of our year under 30 degrees and we can still make metal stick to itself. :emoji_wink:

pretty cool though that your son is so interested in working with you. that is something i think i could have done better with my son.
....Oh I hear you the problem isnt getting the metal to stick its me shaking and the weld dances in to a grind fest.....LOL I've done my time in AK and ND so I feel for ya!

I consider myself lucky to have a boy that enjoys working with me for sure! I think it is because we bbq together!
 
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