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Old 05-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Houston Where do you get your steel

I live in Katy and want to know where i can buy my steel. like grating and angle and tubing.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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The welder I use gets his steel new and used from Triple S steel. I believe they are on the web and have locations in South Houston
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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Did some cutting today took me 2 cutting disks. not bad for that gauge of steel. I went through more blades cutting through the side of the tank than the firebox. I cut the firebox to 28in long. I hope that will be enough.






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Old 06-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Looking good so far. My firbox is 24x24 and is plenty big.
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:56 PM   #6
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Dang looks like a little manuel labor involved with that chore. Fine job. Betcha that firebox size be just right.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:38 PM   #7
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Didnt have such a productive day today. I had machanical failer. My 20$ harbor freight grinder burnt out today. I was cutting the firebox opening and it pooped out. So I went to Northern tools to look for a new grinder and found one for 37$ it better last me as long as my 20$ grinder I had that thing for 5yrs and did its job till today.









Then I was trying to fill the holes on the top of the smoker and the cheap sears 95amp stick welder kept on tripping my breaker. I couldnt run a 1inch bead without stopping. I was using the 5/64 6013 but they just left a small bead. So i used the 3/32 7014 and it seamed to work better and not flip my breaker. That breaker ticked me off today my welds looked terrible. I guess I cant complain for a 150$ welder.I am going to grind those weld down in the morning and make them look flush.











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Old 06-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #9
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I did some work today and fit the firebox but my welder is not cutting it. I tryed welding the tubing for the hinge but the welds were not penetrating the tank. It was penetrating the tubing. I think I am going to rent a welder with a generator on it. I think my welder can be used for the grating frames and small things like that.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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Nice project...but them sure are some UGLY welds


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I sure wish I was closer to help you out and either do your welds for you
or show you some basics.

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