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Smokin_Mom
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: What is this? Reply with quote

This is at a house were thinking about putting an offer in on. But what the heck is it? We have only seen pics of the house. Since were currently 1800 miles away.

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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dog house? Very Happy
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Smoke on the Horizon
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is a brick pit of some sort with racks, firebox underneath and wood storage on the side.
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

gansomn.. Wink

deadringer1.. Thats what I was thinking to. Looks like there was doors at one time.

I guess we can just hope we get the house then decide what to do with this. Until it gets doors it will make a nice outdoor fireplace Laughing
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also looks like someone removed doors from the
fire box and cooking chamber. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay so Dumb question #2.. How difficult is it to put doors back on? The Husband will be staying back in CA for 4-6 months until the Semester ends.
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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the mortar path around the opening, it looks like the doors were probably attached to a large metal frame work. The bottom door opening looks like some bricks are missing. You might be lucky enough that the home owner has the doors tucked back in a corner somewhere.

Where is the house at? Is there a smoke ringer close enough to go look?

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PostPosted: Jan 31 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin_Mom, if you had to make new doors it would not be hard to build a frame to fit the hole and hammer drill the brick to fasten it. Then add the doors, it would of course take some welding, you might find a rig welder around the area that would tackle the job. Its a good looking brick cooker from what I see, worth the effort to bring it back to life.
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PostPosted: Feb 01 2009    Post subject: ?? Reply with quote

Wow must be a rough neighborhood. They ripped off the doors. Rolling Eyes

A local welding shop should help you.

Good Luck

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PostPosted: Feb 01 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I can tell by the picture, it looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to install doors on it. For the top part, I, myself, would have the doors manufactured at a local weld shop, which i wouldn't think would be too expensive, and use lag bolts to hold the hinges on the brick. (not really sure what a hammer drill is, i would use a masonry bit to make the holes for the anchors for the lag bolts)

as far as the bottom goes, yep, i have to agree with k.a.m. and have a metal frame made, and mount the doors to it. i think mounting the frame for it could be done the same way i suggested for the top part.

i don't think you want to mount a metal frame in the doorway of the top half, as i'm betting it would probably interfere with removing those grates.

no matter how you work it, i agree that it is definately going to be worth saving

just my 2 cents...

disclaimer: i could know what i'm talking about, or it could just be the booze talking out my rear Laughing
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PostPosted: Feb 03 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to tell for sure from just the pics, but I would guess (based on a pit build documented somewhere on the internet) that the top right is a cook chamber, bottom right is a firebox, and the section on the left is for burning logs into coals that are shoveled into the firebox to heat the cook chamber.

But then again, it may be wood storage. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Feb 03 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smokin_Mom,

Here's a little info on this style of pit.

http://www.ibiblio.org/lineback/bbq/wdh.htm
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PostPosted: Feb 03 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a classic western North Carolina style BBQ pit. Left side is where you burn logs to make embers. Lower right is where you put the ember to heat the cook chamber. Top right, of course, is the cook chamber. You need two set of doors for the two right hand 'chambers'. As others have said a welding or fab shop could make them for you.
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PostPosted: Feb 05 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You all! Now Im just trying to get this house!!
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PostPosted: Feb 05 2009    Post subject: Reply with quote

IamFinney wrote:
Left side is where you burn logs to make embers.


My money is on wood storage. If it was for burning logs down to coals it would have a chimney to vent the smoke.
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