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Bobco785
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22 13 7:00 am    Post subject: The start of a new Disco Reply with quote

Hope to start a Disco cooker soon after reading and looking at all that is on here i just cant help myself. So far this is what i have to start with . any comments are welcome

this a Disc i was able to trade my brother out of its got a 3 inch dish to it.

here is a possible fire pit just not sure what to do with it its a rolled 3/16 maybe 24 inchs tall

Here is a small disc i got from a neighbor
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22 13 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck with the disco project...should make a nice addition Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25 13 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks
got most of the disk cleaned up and the hole plugged

got my diving board on just need to find my flat strip now and get my edge welded on


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25 13 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas to you all and hope the new year brings new hopes and new friends
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, you are off to a nice start on your disco. Very Happy I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Kam and the same to you and your family.
well i tried to weld my band around the disk today and Oh dam what a PITA,,,the outer part of the disk is so easy to burn thru. with my eyes its so hard to keep the heat on the 1/8 but oh well i will get it done and get friendly with the grinder again. I just love how yours turned out
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Bobco785. If your disc has a worn very sharp edge take it down a bit with a tiger disc so you have something to weld to.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it all welded up and some of it ground down
i wish i would of talked with you before i started Kevin that would of been a good idea but at the time i already had the ring tacked on
Here are a couple more pics

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, it looks like you did a fine job attaching the ring to me. It looks fantastic. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kevin....Btw not sure if i have even interduced myself
My name is Bob Im 61 and only (hopefully) 12 months from retirement 30 years from one of the worlds largest florescent
light plants. i have been looking around the forum for a few months and seen some very awsome projects on here. Live in the middle of kansas
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the ring Bob. Smile Looking forward to seeing some pics of your cooks. Very Happy
My brother-in-law and sister are staying in Atwood Kansas right now. He is an inspector on a pipeline there.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27 13 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i got on the burner and the water up to temp but the low pressure burner is just to gutless....so its back to the internet for a new burner

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29 13 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, your disco is looking good. Welding the ring on is a PITA if you don't sand it down a little first...we've all been there Laughing You might look at a King Kooker burner, I use them on all the disco builds I do and have great luck with them.
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/king-kooker-6-low-pressure-replacement-burner/pid-27353?N=563837843&Ntt=King+Kooker&Ntk=All

You don't need a flame thrower for a burner IMO and this one works well.

Look forward to seeing your disco in action.
Where in Kansas? Im originally from south of Wichita.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29 13 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks trailer builder. for the info about the burner think im odering 3 of them tonight ...what did you use for a valve control. Im from Salina I have a son from wichita that drives for Fed ex he travels to all the towns south of wichita
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29 13 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobco785, I get my hose from academy as well. It has an adjustment knob on it. I've done enough cooks now that I rarely move it and just turn the tank on and off.

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_10051_481602_-1?ICID=CRT:0260-01781-3050

They also have it in a rubber hose for a few bucks cheaper but I just like the looks of the braided stainless. I get my stuff at Academy, but it's only a few miles away and I also like to see if they have any Lodge cast iron on sale while I'm there Smile I'm sure you could order the parts from a lot of different places.

You should take a look at Kevin's dual board build for Debbie. He ran the adjustment valve on the stand and it turned out nice. Its a nice way to go if you don't want to have to go to the tank to adjust your flame.
http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62367&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I'm originally from Ark City (shhhh, don't tell anyone), born and raised, lived in Wichita a little bit before moving to Springfield in 94 and haven't regretted a day since. We visit occasionally, have family/friends in Hutch, El Dorado, Wichita, Derby and AC. Most come here to visit though, the lakes are much better in MO.

I'll be looking for more updates.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29 13 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Troy for the info and link. I have seen that build of Kevin before but never looked at it like i did now, but the first time i looked at it that was before i got Disco Fever. Now i see a Disco stand coming in the near future. MY material stock doesnt stay like Kevin's mine comes from a few blocks from a scrap Iron Yard . Been there so much some of them know me on a kind of personal level. we have a local large farm Agri company that throw so much away. im able to get all most anything i want there...one day i heard they recycle between $200 -$300k of scrap to them a month i get drops of all gauges around 3x5 . sometimes i have picked up between 800 to 1000 lbs at a time for .25 a lb...one day i was able to talk the lady behind the counter down to .20 lbs....lol but thanks again....i think i got just the valve for this project...just need to get the burner
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30 13 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob, from a fabricators point of view, sounds like you have a gold mine right down the street Cool Take them down a disco full of lunch sometime and you might be surprised how much stuff you get at a good price! Couple slabs of ribs and my sandblaster talks prices on a whole new level Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31 13 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fired the Disco up again today trying a new way. hoping tomorrow its time to season it

More pics in another Post thats talking about other heat source for a cooker
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04 14 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first cook on the disco, my daughter did most the cooking

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12 14 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Bobco 785,

I have two of those burners. One worked great and one didn't. Seems there was some China matter Shocked blocking the gas coming out to the valve to the burner. Works great now!


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