First time build- Design review and build

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Re: First time build- Design review

Post by forty_creek » November 6th, 2016, 8:24 pm

Strong Work Higee!


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Re: First time build- Design review

Post by Big T » November 6th, 2016, 9:12 pm

Looks like you are on the right track now!


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 7th, 2016, 10:33 pm

Made the cut for the BP at 22.5 and it was to large, a width cut of 22" got me at my 8" mark.

Polished up my door hinges to remove any burrs and welded my stack, need to make another pass then grind again :) .
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Squiggle » November 8th, 2016, 5:38 am

Nice work dude! :kewl:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by temurf » November 8th, 2016, 2:45 pm

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by forty_creek » November 8th, 2016, 8:57 pm

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 9th, 2016, 11:07 am

okay, forgot the advice to tack up the FB walls before welding to maintain 90degrees.

My pieces did not stay at a 90, having to cut a new piece.



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » November 9th, 2016, 11:47 am

We all do that stuff.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 10th, 2016, 10:41 pm

worked on the FB intakes today. Need to grind some more but like the way they are looking.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by temurf » November 10th, 2016, 10:58 pm

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » November 13th, 2016, 9:31 am

Ok cool


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 14th, 2016, 7:37 pm

Made some progress on the FB today, got a bit frustrated due to a piece not fitting due to irregularities. Hand cuts are not exactly straight all the time.

Was finally able to get the walls pieced together and set at a 90 to each other and the bottom piece of the fb. After that, welding time.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by JohnBFryJr » November 14th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Holy cow. All those braces make me feel like the luckiest man in the world. I'll have to check for square in the morning but it's to late for that mess.

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 14th, 2016, 9:07 pm

with the tacks and braces I can rotate the entire thing around and it holds its shape.



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by mp4 » November 15th, 2016, 6:10 am

Good thinking - I like it!



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » November 15th, 2016, 9:30 am

What ever it takes to get it right. Or live with a goof for ever. Good job


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Pete Mazz » November 15th, 2016, 10:05 am

Or live with a goof for ever.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Squiggle » November 15th, 2016, 3:04 pm

Pete Mazz wrote:
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That's what my wife keeps saying too! :beer:
Hahaha, mine too! :kewl:

Great job dude, looks awesome! :beer:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 17th, 2016, 4:00 pm

been welding on the FB and learned a couple things. Should have made the bottom of the box, the base, a bit wider so I did not have so much space to fill.

On a positive note my welding has improved. :)

worked some more on the door today, finished the weld for my handles, Two horseshoes.

also cut out the door for my cooking chamber, right, wrong or whatever I went with a door opening of 22 1/4 inches.

Logic - Circumference is 75"' 75/4=18 3/4 +1 inch below and + 2 1/2" for my opening beyond TDC gave me 22 1/4.

used a template to guide me on the outer edges of the CC, like the way it worked out. Free handed the bottom one but it came out a lot nicer than the top cut.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » November 17th, 2016, 6:52 pm

:LG:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Squiggle » November 18th, 2016, 5:38 am

:LG: :beer:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by temurf » November 18th, 2016, 3:48 pm

Looks like she's comming along nicely.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » November 21st, 2016, 11:27 pm

Cut the door completely today. no warping thank goodness however I have a little play horizontally in the door but not so much that it can't be managed. for now gking to leave it as is.

tacked three edges, left, right and bottom but may need to redo the bottom of the door. I feel there is too large of a gap. I didnt open the door and move the vice grips in to close the gap before welding.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Squiggle » November 22nd, 2016, 3:13 am

:LG:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » November 22nd, 2016, 7:49 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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