36”x68” Santa Maria grill

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36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » October 5th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Here’s the start of a Santa Maria grill for a friend. It’s 36x68 and will have two cooking grates. The firebox is 1/4x12 flat bar. I used 1/4x4 on the bottom and will fill with 14 gauge sheet to help save on weight. The walls will be lined with fire brick. I’m copying the subterranean/bbqpitboys that I saw online. It’ll have removable fire grates and ash pans.
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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by pr0wlunwoof » October 5th, 2019, 5:43 pm

I just looked it up I like the concept.

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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » October 6th, 2019, 4:33 pm

Got the frame and caster plates welded today. Now the fun part getting it off the horses. The wife and daughter are gonna love me.
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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Chromeski » October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by towtruck » October 6th, 2019, 9:40 pm

Chromeski wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed
Reminds me of a guy that built a boat in his basement =))

Nice looking start to a nice grill!



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by ajfoxy » October 8th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Interesting build. Might need to invite a couple of buddies around for a beer... and to help lift the thing off the saw horses.


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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » October 13th, 2019, 4:38 pm

Chromeski wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed
They’re not that heavy duty and weigh about 30 lb each. As for the over head crane I’m with you. 😁
It actually wasn’t that bad getting it off the horses. I picked one end and the wife drug out the horse then repeat.

All I’ve gotten done is the angle welded in for the fire brick and the casters on so I can roll it around. Spreading my time between this and the mini gf I’m building.
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Post by towtruck » October 13th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Looks real good so far.



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Post by Big T » October 13th, 2019, 9:35 pm

:yth:


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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Dirtytires » October 13th, 2019, 9:59 pm

Nice when the family gets involved!



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Chromeski » October 31st, 2019, 4:24 am

towtruck wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Chromeski wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed
Reminds me of a guy that built a boat in his basement =))

Nice looking start to a nice grill!

I would like to hear more about that one.



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Chromeski » October 31st, 2019, 4:26 am

jsbm wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Chromeski wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed
They’re not that heavy duty and weigh about 30 lb each. As for the over head crane I’m with you. 😁
It actually wasn’t that bad getting it off the horses. I picked one end and the wife drug out the horse then repeat.

All I’ve gotten done is the angle welded in for the fire brick and the casters on so I can roll it around. Spreading my time between this and the mini gf I’m building.

I stand corrected. They look like 150 lb.



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by towtruck » October 31st, 2019, 8:08 pm

Chromeski wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 4:24 am
towtruck wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Chromeski wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Anyone with that heavy duty of saw horse needs an overhead crane installed
Reminds me of a guy that built a boat in his basement =))

Nice looking start to a nice grill!

I would like to hear more about that one.
Guy near me built a small boat in his basement. He had double doors leading out to the outside and he carefully measured and built the boat to fit out those doors on an angle. He had the skeleton on big saw horses and when it came time to flip the boat over I helped pull the saw horses out of the way. When the boat was done it fit out through the doors just fine......but he had to hire a crane to lift it over the back fence and into the front yard as the gate was smaller than the doors. It was a nice boat.



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » November 3rd, 2019, 5:46 pm

Made some progress on the grill today. Upper frame to hold in the fire brick is done along with the frame for the adjustable grate.
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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Smurf » November 3rd, 2019, 6:59 pm

Nice one of these days I'm gonna build one



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » January 12th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Finally got some shop time in this weekend. I was able to get the cook grates, fire grates, ash pans, and cables with the ratchet and paw done.
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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » January 12th, 2020, 5:50 pm

More pics.
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Post by jsbm » January 12th, 2020, 5:51 pm

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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Big T » January 12th, 2020, 6:35 pm

:LG:


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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by towtruck » January 12th, 2020, 7:57 pm

Looking good!



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by Dirtytires » January 14th, 2020, 12:30 am

Nice.



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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by jsbm » January 19th, 2020, 5:57 pm

It’s finally done except going over it to get out the grinder swirls with a flap disc and sander. I’ll be delivering it to it’s owner hopefully on Tuesday. He’ll be powder coating it since he owns a powder coating business. It’s a good thing it’s done and I’ll be getting paid because I could use a little extra casino money for the cruise I leave for on Thursday. 😁
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Post by jsbm » January 19th, 2020, 6:04 pm

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Post by JKalchik » January 19th, 2020, 6:06 pm

Slick work.


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Re: 36”x68” Santa Maria grill

Post by ajfoxy » January 19th, 2020, 9:54 pm

Very nice indeed.


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