What material to brace doors before cutting to prevent springing

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by aces0vr8s, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    What thickness and width of material is typically used to brace doors in tank to prevent springing.tank is a light 1/4 or heavy 3/16 thick
     
  2. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    I went around the local farm store and came up with a idea. I'm thinking of welding chain around the door approx 3/4" from the edges so I can still have room to weld a 3/16 1 1/2 inch steel seal/stopper around the outside edge. Would the chain work could weld every link on one side of door. Then weld the links where they touch. I am going to use welded chain for handles as well so it would add a nice accent around doors.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2015
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can fab some ribs that double as hinge mounts and handle mounts.....

     
  4. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    Thanks Dave I may give those a shot. I'm probably not the best fabricator but don't look too hard
     
  5. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    Well Dave I didn't follow yours exactly but I used them as a design idea an modified to my tastes. Thanks for the idea. I'm trying to figure out how to attach a picture.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  6. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

     
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    aces0vr8s Newbie

     
  8. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    This is going to be my warming box.
     
  9. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    Is it OK to have a larger then reccomeded fb to cc opening? Used Dave's calculator and was wondering if instead of a 8" high opening if going with a 10" high opening would cause any issues in case I ever want to heat the warming box to smoking temps as well.
     
  10. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    Bigger than called out by the calculator is not a bad thing at all.
     
  11. aces0vr8s

    aces0vr8s Newbie

    Alright so I was gonna go 10" for fb cc opening instead of 8. But I'd like my grate at 12" and 18" is there a reason it needa to be 4" from rf plate or is that just a personal preference thing.. Will 2 be acceptable?
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2" could be a "dead zone" as far a air flow is concerned.... but that has a lot to do with placement of the exhaust.... you could also put diverters at the end of the CC to move smoke where you want it.....
     

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