Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 1st, 2021, 7:36 pm

Got my firebox welded on, and the stack tacked, today.
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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 1st, 2021, 7:39 pm

This is your best looking build yet Boomer. Love this one. The handles and hinges on the CC look fantastic together.


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Post by hogaboomer » January 1st, 2021, 7:42 pm

Thank you! I think I may be starting to get the hang of it.


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 2nd, 2021, 8:00 pm

Got my stack welded on, still need to do the damper. Also cut the tuning plates and put on the grate for the lower rack. Debated on putting a toe plate around it, but I think it looks good without it. What do you guys think?

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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 3rd, 2021, 1:10 pm

What do you mean toe plate? Like a kick plate around the bottom of the cart?


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 3rd, 2021, 1:52 pm

Yes, to keep wood from falling off. I'm thinking another square tube about 2 inches up might do nicely. Total height would be 4 inches.
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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 3rd, 2021, 2:02 pm

Ya. I would do something like that. I mounted my expanded to the bottom of the cart rails instead of the top like yours. It gave me a 1.5” lip to keep stuff in. Not prefect for everything but does the trick for most.


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Post by hogaboomer » January 15th, 2021, 5:04 pm

Got a little rail installed today:
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Post by dacolson » January 15th, 2021, 7:25 pm

Better be careful Boomer. Folks are gonna start mistaking you with a real smoker builder lol. Looks great sir. Sharp looking build.


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 15th, 2021, 9:13 pm

Thanks, Bro!


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 16th, 2021, 8:37 pm

This one is ready to cook on, I'm going to fire it up tomorrow and test it out. Got a brisket in the fridge.
I still have to put the stack damper on, but I don't need that to cook.


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 16th, 2021, 8:53 pm

Love that grate man. Really nice.
You gonna run it without fb vents?


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 16th, 2021, 8:59 pm

Thanks, I like it, too. Should last just about forever. I had better luck on the last cook butting the tuning plates up tight , with just a tiny gap on one end. I'm learning. :D
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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 16th, 2021, 9:01 pm

hogaboomer wrote:Thanks, I like it, too. Should last just about forever. I had better luck on the last cook butting the tuning plates up tight , with just a tiny gap on one end. I'm learning. :D
Me too man. Every cook.


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Post by hogaboomer » January 16th, 2021, 9:02 pm

I stole that grate design from you, thanks!


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 16th, 2021, 9:03 pm

hogaboomer wrote:I stole that grate design from you, thanks!
Hahaha. You forgot to bend the sides up! Looks real good.


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Post by hogaboomer » January 16th, 2021, 9:08 pm

Yeah, I try to follow the K.I.S.S. philosophy as much as I can. :D


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by Big T » January 16th, 2021, 10:29 pm

That's one heck of a log rack! Is it all solid stock ?


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Post by hogaboomer » January 16th, 2021, 10:32 pm

No, that's 1/2 inch schedule 80 pipe on the outside. The rest is 1/2 inch round bar.


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by hogaboomer » January 17th, 2021, 9:06 am

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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by dacolson » January 17th, 2021, 10:02 am

Sweet. I might have to steal that log warmer design. Love that.


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Post by hogaboomer » January 17th, 2021, 10:14 am

You gotta watch it, I had a flaming inferno on there last week. :D


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Post by dacolson » January 17th, 2021, 10:29 am

hogaboomer wrote:You gotta watch it, I had a flaming inferno on there last week. :D
Hahaha! I bet. I’ve roasted a few logs sitting on top. I put a couple pieces of angle iron on top of the box now. Seems to help. I bet you could put a couple spacers in there.


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Re: Cook Chamber Door Opening Warped On New Build

Post by Dirtytires » January 17th, 2021, 11:47 am

I would make sure the pipe in the log rack has a hole drilled in it to let pressure equalize. Solid bar would have been a safer way to go, especially in the firebox.



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