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MacEggs
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PostPosted: Tue May 29 12 6:25 am    Post subject: Ready to Build a Disco or Two Reply with quote

Got two used discs from my wife's cousin.
One measures 18 1/2" and the other is 18 3/4"













Feedback will be greatly appreciated, as always! Thank you.

Mark
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PostPosted: Tue May 29 12 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you probably wont want to balance the cooker on top of the bottle.

the base at it's bottom is prolly 10in at best.

just keep in mind that a disc is nothing more than a shallow rounded bottom frying pan.

have fun.

they're great for fast frying foods, heating and do really good for frying fish, acct the grease re-heats fast.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29 12 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurt_W wrote:
you probably wont want to balance the cooker on top of the bottle.

the base at it's bottom is prolly 10in at best.

just keep in mind that a disc is nothing more than a shallow rounded bottom frying pan.

have fun.

they're great for fast frying foods, heating and do really good for frying fish, acct the grease re-heats fast.

Thanks Kurt_W!
My thinking with the tank underneath is to modify the burner stand in order to do that. Maybe add 3 legs.
I stand about 6'1" - maybe shrunk an inch over the years. Confused
Having it 12" higher might make it ergonomically friendly. Smile
However, I could finish the disc and cook on it as is,
then determine from that whether I want it raised.

I like the looks of the discadas in the following links.
This design is what I'm leaning towards.
From some of the pics, it looks like the bottom is painted when complete.
I assume that prevents rust and it would obviously be high-heat paint?

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56530

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=53246

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51036

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=47234
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PostPosted: Wed May 30 12 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you probably wont want to balance the cooker on top of the bottle Exclamation

we knew it was just a mock up.....the height is a good thing just make sure it is stable....hot oil can hurt.....keep us informed with what you come up with.....good luck
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PostPosted: Wed May 30 12 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, you have gotten yourself a couple nice disc's. Those will make fine discos for sure.

Im 6'2, and from the ground to the top of the ring on my burner stand is 37" and I personally like the height for me. The one I built my friend and also Jarhead's are at 32 or 33 inches I believe and that height is pretty comfortable for me to cook at also. What I did on my first one was left the legs a bit long and then cut them where it was comfortable with me once I got the disc sitting on top of it.

I tried myself to bring back to life a stand like you have pictured. Mine was in worse shape though, and by the time I got things where I thought I wanted them, it was just easier to get material and build me what I wanted.

Dont forget the edge and the tray man, makes it alot easier to cook on with the edge, you dont have to worry about stirring your food around too much and ending up feeding the dog with what slid over the side, and the tray on mine is used everytime I cook for either utensils sitting on it or food resting or waiting its turn for the heat.

Looking forward to seeing both disc's come to life Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 30 12 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to put this on there also, this is the paint I used to paint the outside edge and underside of my disc, so far I have not burnt any of the paint off anywhere. It was about $10 for the can, but Im thinking now it was money well spent.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30 12 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs, looking forward to following your builds. Very Happy
All solid advice you've gotten already. Very Happy
I've got one disc with the rim, one with no rim, and I see one with the rim and tray coming up. Shocked
Good luck with it and if you have any questions, ask away.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30 12 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all of the advice!

I don't have any welding skills ..... yet, as I'm currently taking a course.
I may have to defer the welding of these discs to TSR member the420Angler.
He's got a great shop at his place. Also, one of the discs is for him.

For sure, I gotta have the edge and the tray. Very nice additions.

I posed a question in the welding section.

http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=593575#593575
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15 12 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs,
Welcome to the club, I can't wait to see what you cook up on your disco, have you made any progress?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16 12 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuckied wrote:
MacEggs,
Welcome to the club, I can't wait to see what you cook up on your disco, have you made any progress?

Thanks chuckied!
No progress yet. I have the ideas in my head,
I just need to finish the welding course, and go from there.
We will see. I have 2 weeks off coming up soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17 12 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs,
No worries bro...
I also like to work on my cooker projects when I can find the time, but finding it is always a problem. Laughing
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