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  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Dec 04 17 10:59 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Nothing a bit of hydraulic power can't fix. Looks like your welder got in a bit of a hurry? You can minimize that by using opposing stitch welds and allowing plenty of time for cooling between welds. ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Nov 26 17 10:24 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Glad you are moving away from making the fb part of the frame. Still think you should do the cooker build first then determine actual CG and weight before putting to much thought in the trailer frame ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 17 17 12:34 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
"I will then weld that support directly to the fb".
Hmmmm, Let's think that one through a bit. Welding the crossmember onto the firebox will in effect, make the firebox an intricate part ...
  Topic: Just Finished My New Build
KMM

Replies: 20
Views: 2152

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Tue Nov 14 17 10:36 am   Subject: Just Finished My New Build
Yeah, that door is going to be problematic without some love...in hindsight, you probably should have welded some cross bracing before insulating and closing it up. As a stop gap, you could try weldi ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Nov 12 17 10:47 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
What is the thickness of the tank wall? I am guessing it is .025"? If so, you would only need to move about 4sqft of steel forward to balance the added 350# firebox. Depending on the actual ta ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 10 17 7:56 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Nice to see you going after it. How was Thor experience cutting the tank steel? I am guessing you are beginning to see the twisted logic that drives builders to "invest" in tools (plasma c ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Nov 08 17 10:57 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
I would recommend you bite the bullet and go with the .25". It will be easier to work with and less prone to warp during fabrication. If you are going to insulate, use the 3/16 to wrap with.
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
KMM

Replies: 9
Views: 604

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Sun Nov 05 17 3:13 am   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
How mobil does the display site need to be? If it goes in the same place every year, here is what I would do.

Cut the bottom of the buggered-up end flush just above the threads
Procure 2 ea piece ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Nov 04 17 7:57 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
If you choose to cut with the 4.5" sidearm, be sure to use the thin (1/16") cutting disks. Buy a bunch of them, that tank is probably 3/8-1/4 thick.
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Nov 04 17 2:24 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Can you tape it out with blue painters tape and post a pic before you cut? It would give everyone a good look at your thoughts and avoid a big whoopsie that will cost more beer?
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 11:50 pm   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Given the choices of cutting tools....I would go with the 4.5" cutting wheel. However, if you have a friend in the trades who happens to own a plasma cutter, I would start brewing more beer....j ...
  Topic: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
KMM

Replies: 9
Views: 604

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 11:44 pm   Subject: Non-Smoker Weld Question 2017
Kevin has a great idea for stabilizing the "tree" while it is on display. I would like to take a look at that pipe eating "portable hole". I am guessing it weight about 2-250lbs? ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Nov 03 17 10:59 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
I cut them out then weld in plate plugs and grind flush....probably other methods, but that is what works best for me.
  Topic: Build My Pit 101
KMM

Replies: 123
Views: 23242

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Thu Nov 02 17 7:58 am   Subject: Build My Pit 101
Using sheet metal to cap Insulation will make a great long term grease and moisture trap. It looks like the warmer door hindges are pinned? If so, have you considered making-up a new door with adjus ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Oct 30 17 10:50 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
So long as they are rated for the load, and the frame height is acceptable, tire size is almost irrelevant. You will need to have a prett good Handle on the weight distribution over the axes vs the ...
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Oct 29 17 10:47 pm   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Before you cut a hole for the exhaust, use some painters tape to lay out your doors, grates, and fire box. It will be much easier to optimize the exhaust size and location once you have figured out ...
  Topic: Double Propane Burner
KMM

Replies: 3
Views: 311

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Oct 29 17 10:29 pm   Subject: Double Propane Burner
Bill,

What style/size of connection is currently on the orifice? Without that information, it will be hard to provide you with an accurate answer. Can you post a pic of the oriface?
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Fri Oct 27 17 7:58 pm   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
Nice score.....That tank is sure in a lot better shape than any I have ever started with. If for some reason you envision cooking whole hogs or beef quarters, then you should consider the larger door ...
  Topic: Can anyone provide me some non-pork inspiration
KMM

Replies: 6
Views: 521

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26 17 10:26 pm   Subject: Can anyone provide me some non-pork inspiration
Tri tip
Brisket
Trout
Cornish hen
Beef prime rib
  Topic: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
KMM

Replies: 77
Views: 2912

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Wed Oct 25 17 9:23 am   Subject: 250 Gal Propane Tank build questions
How does a guy get a friend like that?
I wouldn't mess with the size of the fb based on current availability of fuel. Anyone with a friend that has a bunch of .25" plate he wants gone, probab ...
 
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