Finally pulled the trigger!

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by ajfoxy » June 18th, 2016, 11:22 pm

:LG:
You are definitely making headway now. I do detect the remains of a Bunnings chipping hammer attached to the air intake... nice. :beer:
Are you going to put a bottom plate on it? I am thinking a lot of heat could be lost by leaving it open. On my double pan I have a bottom plate (by the wheels) with insulation between it and the grease pan.

Almost time to do in the fatted calf and celebrate ...


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » June 19th, 2016, 3:15 am

ajfoxy wrote::LG:
You are definitely making headway now. I do detect the remains of a Bunnings chipping hammer attached to the air intake... nice. :beer:
Are you going to put a bottom plate on it? I am thinking a lot of heat could be lost by leaving it open. On my double pan I have a bottom plate (by the wheels) with insulation between it and the grease pan.

Almost time to do in the fatted calf and celebrate ...
Definitely using Bunnings hammer, got the idea off AussieSmoker84. :beer:

I am most certainly putting a bottom plate, it's cold enough her to have an effect on my fridge smoker & that's insulated pretty well. :kewl:

I'm looking more towards a suckling pig for my celebrations. :wsm:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » June 23rd, 2016, 4:57 am

Had some more time in the shed today, got the insulation retaining devices installed around the FB & two of the outer skins on. :beer:

So close but so far, I keep thinking I'm almost done but it's all the fiddly stuff that I still have to do & I'm sure that stuff will take just as long. :hissy:

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by ajfoxy » June 23rd, 2016, 6:17 am

:LG:
Looks very good. Yep the fiddly stuff does tend to take up a disproportionate amount of time. I guess it is a bit like eating an elephant. The whole task looks huge but one bite at a time gets you there. :D
In no time at all you'll be chomping on your suckling oink and all the hassle will be a distant memory....


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » June 23rd, 2016, 6:47 am

Until I start the next one, lol. =))

I've got a few more projects waiting in the wings, I'm never finished (just like RC & his beast). :beer:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Pete Mazz » June 23rd, 2016, 8:52 am

I never had smoked elephant.... :beer:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » June 24th, 2016, 6:52 pm

You can say that again Squiggle


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by SmokinHawgBBQ » June 24th, 2016, 9:07 pm

Looks Super!! Wont be long till the pigs squealing Save me, Save me !!!
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Post by Squiggle » June 27th, 2016, 4:26 pm

Hahaha, hope so! :kewl:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » July 5th, 2016, 4:56 am

Got some more done today. Finished up all the outer panels & put the wheels on, now just gotta finished the cc door seal, all the doors & frames, a shelf at the bottom & the cook shelves & runners. :beer:

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Pete Mazz » July 5th, 2016, 5:13 am

Lookin' good!!!


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » July 5th, 2016, 6:54 am

You gotta be proud of that!


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by holyp » July 5th, 2016, 12:10 pm

Looking real good

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Big T » July 5th, 2016, 9:32 pm

:LG:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by ajfoxy » July 6th, 2016, 2:01 am

:LG:
Coming along nicely. Good strong work there.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » July 6th, 2016, 2:09 am

I really am RC. :kewl:

Thanks everyone, I'm starting to get very excited! :strongbad:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Pete Mazz » July 6th, 2016, 3:46 am

A cold shower helps with that! :bigfoot:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » July 6th, 2016, 6:30 am

Nope, didn't help! =))


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by SmokinHawgBBQ » July 6th, 2016, 9:00 am

Looks Sweeet !!!
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Weldun » July 12th, 2016, 6:03 pm

Looking great Squiggle


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Michael303 » July 20th, 2016, 2:30 pm

Great stuff. It's not fun to try and move around at this stage.



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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » July 21st, 2016, 1:24 pm

Michael303 wrote:Great stuff. It's not fun to try and move around at this stage.
You sound like our buddy Puff "it's so heavy".


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » July 22nd, 2016, 6:53 pm

It is so heavy RC, I had to get a mate to help me roll it on its side & almost crushed his toe, lucky he had my steel caps on. :?


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Post by Rodcrafter » July 23rd, 2016, 9:18 pm

LOL


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 8th, 2016, 5:08 am

I got some more work done today & the pics will follow when I get it back upright(layed it on it back to do the front door) & when I was laying it on it back I had a mate help me, but the as it went over it slipped & my muppet mate grabbed the ball valve handle thinking it was solid(I know right :headwall: ) anyway, long story short, he snapped the handle off below the threads! :PBox: So it's now a throw away. :hissy:
Anyway, I was checking out a new one & I saw this brass knife gate & thought it might be a good option cause of its finer adjustment but I was also unsure if the brass was ok to use, what are everyone's thoughts on this idea?

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