First time build- Design review and build

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » January 14th, 2017, 1:27 am

more work on the trailer today. Still need to partition off the ice chest area from the wood area. Hoping to light a fire in it this weekend.

Do you guys have a handle on your top racks or just grab it from underneath?
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Tom_Heath » January 14th, 2017, 9:23 am

Nice . I don't use a handle on the top rack. And a very small handle on the bottom.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » January 14th, 2017, 11:39 am

:yth: :LG:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by mp4 » January 14th, 2017, 6:47 pm

no handles on my top rack...



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 14th, 2017, 9:17 pm

Nice job


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » January 15th, 2017, 12:17 am

Thanks, getting it mounted on the trailer and becoming mobile felt awesome.

After mocking the position of the trailer on the pit I didn't like the height and went back to plan A to mount the pit in the trailer instead of on it. I feel the racks are at a perfect height now. Also, the clearance from the bottom of the firebox to the ground is right at 12 inches.

I used a jack and a chain hoist to get it situated then welded it to the trailer. Welding in tight places isn't easy.

I was able to call a friend in to follow up and make sure the pit doesn't come apart from the trailer. He also reinforced the tounge welds on the trailer so I should be okay there.

Still tossing around the idea of a counterweight, the wife and my dad had a little struggle with the door.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by temurf » January 15th, 2017, 9:35 pm

:LG:
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » January 15th, 2017, 9:38 pm

I had to put a counter weight on my pit so that my wife could open it. I'm glad I did because it gets pretty heavy as the beer, I mean day goes on and I wouldn't want to drop it on me or anyone else. :LG:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2017, 10:34 pm

Cool


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » January 16th, 2017, 9:48 am

managed to start a fire and even threw some food in .

I feel there is a lot of heat loss from the top since its not sealed. I don't have a thermometer installed yet so I'm going off of what I saw in the time I had food on there.



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 16th, 2017, 2:50 pm

There's a lot of heat loss on an offset anyway unless you capture it in a WB.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by streetsmoker75 » January 19th, 2017, 11:31 pm

Very interesting info folks are give.. Excellent knowledge... Awesome job with the build



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » January 22nd, 2017, 12:08 am

thanks it's been fun and challenging. Now it's about getting it finished. all the little details that need to be done to consider it done.

I can see how after your done with the first, you start planning for the next.

Here I've added two sides of the wood bin.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by ajfoxy » January 22nd, 2017, 12:12 am

Nice build. And yes it is interesting how you start planning the next one while still finishing off the project in hand.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 22nd, 2017, 8:52 pm

That is right, or planning the changes while still working on it.


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » January 22nd, 2017, 9:25 pm

yes, been making change after chamge.

Here is the completed wood basket.

Next is the completion of the counterweight, here it is tacked in.

I hope to add a plate on the inside of the top of the CC to keep the heat in the CC.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » January 22nd, 2017, 10:25 pm

Nice!!


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Welder10 » January 26th, 2017, 6:47 pm

What type of welder are you using?



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Rodcrafter » January 27th, 2017, 6:03 pm

What did you mean adding a plate on the inside of the cc?


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » July 29th, 2019, 11:13 am

I added an inside piece of metal across the top inside of the door. It let the door seal there.

Finally hot around to painting it. 2 years later. :)



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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by ajfoxy » July 29th, 2019, 5:42 pm

Can't rush these things. :D


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Big T » July 29th, 2019, 6:42 pm

:yth:


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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » July 29th, 2019, 10:17 pm

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Quick cook on the water. Taught me the trailer needed work to keep stuff from sliding off

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TX trailer inspection. Trooper liked it and told me to lock it up so no one steals it.
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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » July 29th, 2019, 10:21 pm

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Re: First time build- Design review and build

Post by Higee » July 29th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Life has kept me moving these last two years. Soon after the build I loaded up and moved across the country.
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