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  Topic: hinge grease?
Alphonse

Replies: 8
Views: 1792

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Jul 24 16 9:17 pm   Subject: Pits are direct fired, not offset
KAM,
My son and I are fans of cooking over fire (direct fired) and we both like the pit long enough you can move to an unfired end for finishing or low and slow cooks. So I build direct fired grill ...
  Topic: hinge grease?
Alphonse

Replies: 8
Views: 1792

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 23 16 11:11 pm   Subject: hinge grease?
The two hinges on my firebox get regular high temp bearing grease. They have been doing fine for close to five years. The average heat on that area of the firebox is around 450°.
Apologies if it see ...
  Topic: hinge grease?
Alphonse

Replies: 8
Views: 1792

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 23 16 9:48 pm   Subject: NLGL2 bearing grease
Most high temp wheel bearing greases are going to have a high temp limit of ~350F with some slightly above 400F. Of course the closer you run to these limits, the shorter its life.

My experience w ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Jul 23 16 12:10 am   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Well, buying that many hinges could add up I suppose. Probably better off ordering a full joint and making your own.

Last thing I'll say about these hinges I ordered, they aren't just a pipe and p ...
  Topic: hinge grease?
Alphonse

Replies: 8
Views: 1792

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 9:56 pm   Subject: hinge grease?
Lots of the hinges that you can buy off eBay and elsewhere have zerk grease fittings.

Anyone found a high temperature grease that really can withstand the heat of a fired pit?

I have had luc ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 9:51 pm   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Here's what I got from eBay. Want to say they were $4 a piece. Haven't gotten around to building the gate I bought them for yet in this Texas heat Cool

http://i1272.photobucket.com/albums/y387/jimmi ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 9:45 pm   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse where are you from I may have some pipe or nipples lying around

I am in L.A. (Lower Alabama)

I appreciate the offer but that's a long way from you. I am in need of a steel package for ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 6:47 am   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
I had a hard time getting ahold of it when I was building my cooker. I ended up ordering it from Zoro tools. They have schedule 80 1/2" available in 1 foot lengths for a decent price shipped. Kin ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 5:08 am   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
My steel supplier here in Beaumont has it in stock at 40.00 a joint.
Check your local steel suppliers.
Thanks for the tip.

I called the local steel supplier and they do have it for $24.68 for a 2 ...
  Topic: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
Alphonse

Replies: 15
Views: 4446

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Jul 22 16 4:23 am   Subject: 1/2" Sch. 80 Pipe
I want to make some hinges using 1/2" Schedule 80 pipe. I have called around town with no success. One place thought they may have a 21' stick but was not sure and if they did it was about $55. ...
  Topic: rehash- logs vs splits
Alphonse

Replies: 7
Views: 7198

PostForum: Wood and Charcoal   Posted: Fri Jul 15 16 10:34 am   Subject: no bark for me
I like it split. Plus I skin the bark off if I am adding wood to an ongoing cook. I never add bark to a fire after I have started cooking.

It's okay when first building a fire and getting it go ...
  Topic: Plasma cutting guide?
Alphonse

Replies: 6
Views: 5020

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Jul 14 16 10:51 pm   Subject: Plasma cutting guide?
Going to trim a 2 foot diameter 3/16" shell. Need to trim a foot off the length and will use the plasma cutter for that.

I have had great success with my plasma cutter using a straightedge fo ...
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Jul 06 16 1:36 am   Subject: Re: Powermax 45 in hand!
The Hypertherm PM45 is in hand and I have been using it. Wow!

I should have had one of these years ago.

Cuts extremely well and smooth, particularly using a guide. This will replace the to ...
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Tue Jul 05 16 9:23 pm   Subject: Powermax 45 in hand!
The Hypertherm PM45 is in hand and I have been using it. Wow!

I should have had one of these years ago.

Cuts extremely well and smooth, particularly using a guide. This will replace the to ...
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Jun 30 16 4:51 am   Subject: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
you will not be disappointed Cool Good luck with your new toy. remember to keep your air dry and clean, will save on your tips.
Truth
I spent years without a air drier, working for others.
When I got ...
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Jun 29 16 9:27 pm   Subject: Air quality
My compressor has a good filter on it and a water separator on the outlet. The suction air to the compressor is typically 50% RH because it resides in a dehumidified and cooled shop.

I am hoping ...
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Wed Jun 29 16 12:33 am   Subject: Machine is on order.
I researched at length and ended up choosing a Hypertherm Powermax 45. I have it on order and it should arrive in a few days.
  Topic: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Alphonse

Replies: 21
Views: 11114

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Sat Jun 25 16 6:11 am   Subject: Miller or Hypertherm Plasma Cutter?
Looking to buy a decent plasma cutter in the nominal 1/2" capacity range.

Pondering a Miller Spectrum 625 or a Hypertherm Power Max 45.

I like Miller simply because I have used their we ...
 
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