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Old 02-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Need help with Grill for my comp rig

Need help. should i cut one door on my grill or should i cut 2 doors. The grill is 20in dia. 49in long.














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Old 02-03-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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You need two. They should open outwards instead of upwards. Saves much hassle with counterweights..getting fingers cut off when the lid falls and assorted other non-sense. Also conserves heat when it time to check the meat mop etc.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
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You need two. They should open outwards instead of upwards. Saves much hassle with counterweights..getting fingers cut off when the lid falls and assorted other non-sense. Also conserves heat when it time to check the meat mop etc.

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"Outwards"... as in oven door style on a regular kitchen stove?
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:05 PM   #4
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i like what you have layed out on it already,it will match your smoker.good looking work too indeed.
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""Outwards"... as in oven door style on a regular kitchen stove?"

Similar but the two doors need to be hinged on the sides as opposed to the bottom as per most kitchen stoves. The left door hinged along the left side and the right door along the right side..latches go in the center. Very easy to do. Just cut the holes as you would normally for an overhead opening door then you box in the hole with plate steel and mount the hinges and latch mechanism to the outter protrusion of the squared off box. Know quite a few outstanding comp cooks from this area who use the concept to mount rectangular outward opening doors on round pits.

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:17 PM   #6
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Re: Need help with Grill for my comp rig

WHaT size stack do i need for this pit. Should i use 1 or 2. I need to know asap i am going for pipe in the morning.
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WHaT size stack do i need for this pit. Should i use 1 or 2. I need to know asap i am going for pipe in the morning.

I would go with at least 3 inch pipe, possibly as big as 6 inch. At least 1/3 larger
then whatever you have for available air inlet. Either way you should incorporate
a way to be able to regulate/adjust the flow.

Be sure to put exhaust on opposite end of firebox, or in center if building it as a
cooker with fire inside cooking area.
I would also place the exhaust approximately 2/3 in the way of height on the pit.
My personal feelings.... it gives the heat and smoke a chance to "roll" inside cook
chamber before exiting and produces a more even heat from end to end.

Keep them pictures coming!
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I don't know anything about this but bigwheels idea seems to make a lot of sense!
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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almost done with the side kick grill she will searing steaks in no time.

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Old 02-10-2010, 09:54 AM   #10
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Well cast iron oilfield catwalk grate with tight weave expanded metal laid on top works well for a fire grate. Trying to figger out how you intend to feed it and clean out the dead ashes etc? Might be good to have a long narrow bottom hinged rectangular door on the backside under the cooking grate and running the full length of the pit. Thats how the S. Texas bohunks build em so they can sling mesquite coals in from the rear without disturbing the meat. Same technique should work for charcoal and chunks. You could incorporate air intakes into the same door even going to far as to meter the air by adjusting the rear door gap. Its gonna have to draw some air from somewhere. How much the back door is cracked open should be dependent on how much air the fire is allowed to have. Now ash clean out is gonna be a biotch unless somebody gets real creative

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