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  Topic: Newly complete smoker all ready for a fire! (Pictures)
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PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Feb 12 2008   Subject: door springs
I think this link will get you to my door springs.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/steve57105112910[/img]
  Topic: Gas Assist Questions
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Replies: 13
Views: 9384

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Oct 18 2007   Subject: gas assist
My first assist burner in my offset was a homemade unit that I mounted at the cooker end of the firebox just below the entrance to the cooking chamber.

My idea was for pre-heat and holding after co ...
  Topic: Tuning Plates?
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Replies: 4
Views: 3781

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Jul 23 2007   Subject: tuning plates
In my homemade offset, when if I change the "set" temperature I need also to change the plate spacing.
  Topic: looking to build a smoker
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Replies: 48
Views: 19029

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 07 2007   Subject: blades
I did all of the cutting for my off-set with the 6in
x.040 abrasive blades. I made it from a 1/4" thick propane tank.

There are two things you must get over to use them sucessfully!

1: Res ...
  Topic: New smoker
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Replies: 5
Views: 2941

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 07 2007   Subject: good job
Sweeeeet!

I too use propane supplement heat in my offset.

Are the door latches magnetic?
  Topic: the science of door counter weights???????
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Replies: 9
Views: 12391

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 06 2007   Subject: always there
No matter how much we try to ignore it, the math thing will always be doggin us.

Thanks all for your understanding.
  Topic: the science of door counter weights???????
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Replies: 9
Views: 12391

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 05 2007   Subject: the science of door counter weights???????
SoEzzy, please accept my humble apology.

I was wrong.

After re-reading the post from jujuboy 77 I realized that I had incorrectly figured for 24"lng doors on a 40"dia. cylinder.

My ...
  Topic: firebox question
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Replies: 0
Views: 1145

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 03 2007   Subject: firebox question
Does anyone have any experience with gravity feed pellet burners?
  Topic: the science of door counter weights???????
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Replies: 9
Views: 12391

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Apr 03 2007   Subject: door weight
Go here to find your door weight
http://www.onlinemetals.com/calculator.cfm

Take 1/4 of the weight of a 40x24x.375 tube and you'll get ~ 80lb

I would use short arms, pulleys and springs.
  Topic: Offset Door Counter Weights ??
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Replies: 9
Views: 3927

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mar 23 2007   Subject: springs
I would like to tell you it was math, but I welded the arms on first then went to Big-R and stretched springs till they started lookin at me funny. So I bought the ones in the picture. Luckily I only ...
  Topic: Offset Door Counter Weights ??
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Replies: 9
Views: 3927

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mar 23 2007   Subject: Offset Door Counter Weights ??
Here is what I did with my door

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1273/cimg0837sq0.th.jpghttp://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2154/cimg0663gx4.th.jpghttp://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3107/cimg0744gx4 ...
  Topic: tuning plate adjusters
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Replies: 15
Views: 7728

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Jan 26 2007   Subject: tuning plate adjusters
I will try to put together some pics and info to post Sunday eve.
  Topic: welding advice?
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Replies: 31
Views: 21463

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Jan 25 2007   Subject: welding advice?
I bought a Hobart Handler 180 . It is ok and does a good job for what I paid for it. (130A @ 30% duty cycle) I would consider this the minimum machine to build a cooker out of "thick" metal ...
  Topic: tuning plate adjusters
mine

Replies: 15
Views: 7728

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Jan 24 2007   Subject: tuning plate adjusters
Hey, in reply to roaster / idleminds

I have used homemade burners all summer to preheat and suppliment heat on long cooks. Hardwood is spendy up here. This is my "fourth Generation" burne ...
  Topic: tuning plate adjusters
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Replies: 15
Views: 7728

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Jan 23 2007   Subject: pics again
sorry, try this

http://www.kodakgallery.com/steve57105112910/main/plates_burner
  Topic: tuning plate adjusters
mine

Replies: 15
Views: 7728

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Jan 23 2007   Subject: tuning plate adjusters
As promised, some pics of my tuning plate adjuster shafts.
Also 2 pics of my aux heat burner at hi & low.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/steve57105112910/main/plates_burner
  Topic: Pizza Oven
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Replies: 5
Views: 2479

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Dec 11 2006   Subject: Pizza Oven
I'm with 62trvler on this one. Been reading Rado's site also and just ordered the cd's. I have a 42" spherical LP tank I'm thinking about making into a portable oven.
  Topic: Pit Building Ratios
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Replies: 92
Views: 66237

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Dec 11 2006   Subject: Pit Building Ratios
hey Skybob, thanks for the info.

I'll procede with my square exhaust, at least now it will match my intakes.
  Topic: Pit Building Ratios
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Replies: 92
Views: 66237

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Dec 10 2006   Subject: Pit Building Ratios
rubit wrote:
A square tube even though it has more area than a round pipe of the same inside diameter. will suck the same as the round pipe.,

Why is this?

How do you quote in the light colored ...
  Topic: Grill Burners- I need help!!!!
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Replies: 10
Views: 6366

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Dec 05 2006   Subject: Grill Burners- I need help!!!!
BBQMAN, do you know what the BTU rating of your original burners ?
 
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