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  • #16
    im old school too,rod burning is how i learned.and i think it is best.too me nothing prettier than a good looking xx18 weld ,but nowdays most younger guys are mig only,and i think a little bit it has hurt the welding industry,too many guys welding on side with a hobart 140 type machine.but i have 2 tubing jobs right now,one with about 50 small welds on a mesh floor,a mm 180 or 210 would be a lot easier and faster.mite come up with one for this type stuff.

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    • #17
      i took the lazy way out on my grill,i bought a holland gas grill.and boy do i love it,if you want a quick burger forget it,but it can cook some good food.


      take a whole pork tenderloin and marinade all night with apple juice in a big zip lock bag,then next afternoon about 4 hrs on grill and you have got some pork loin.

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      • #18
        Dan, I think we talked about this before, this 'un is 26"sch 40x5'. You need only enough room for the porker to rotate or if it's flat. Just low and slow.
        First pic is of the pit, 2nd&3rd are from last weekend at the Texas Bowhunters blow out, now ya talk about cookin some pork, those rascals do it.
        As far as odor from the propane tanks, we just remove all valving, plugs, etc. flush w/water and let it set for a while, maybe smell the Mercapatin(sic) but taint propane, cut away.
        L*S
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        • #19
          Bbq

          Here is one that I built for a guy that i worked with..............

          all material come from scrap from building a new Ethanol Plant.

          all 304SS

          24x30x1/4" pipe to start, grill is made from SS tubing, legs 2" sch 40 308SS

          wish i hade more pictures of the inside work where i made crossover tubes to light the other burners.

          the guy in the picture is who i built it for.

          it all started cause he goes up to the next door neibours cottage and the BBQ is always junk, old ones that other family members have replaced with new ones so old one go up there.

          any ways there is a new BBQ for the cottage and should out last him and my years.

          Railmen
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          2007 Trailblazer 302G
          2004 Invision 354MP
          1999 60 series feeder
          2005 Maxstar 200DX
          2007 CST280
          1999 HF 251-1
          older Hobart hefty wire feeder
          Hyperthrem 600
          Maxstar 150S(such a cute welder)
          had and sold........
          2003 XMT 304CC/CV
          1947 Lincoln SA200G short hood
          1963 Lincoln SA200G
          1975 Lincoln SA200G(best machine ever had )
          1970's Lincoln SAE400G
          2 Maxstar's 200DX's
          1 Maxstar 200SD
          CST 280
          2 CST 250
          MM130


          Railmen

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          • #20
            I built my first pit a few years ago. Just a cheap firepower cutting torch, and old MM35 and lots of grinding and blending. No brake or press. Here are some pics.
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            Millermatic 35
            Miller TB302G
            Ellis 1800
            Smith & Victor Torches
            Optrel Satellite
            Arcair K4000
            Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
            Home Made Welding Trailer

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            • #21
              More pics...
              Attached Files
              Millermatic 35
              Miller TB302G
              Ellis 1800
              Smith & Victor Torches
              Optrel Satellite
              Arcair K4000
              Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
              Home Made Welding Trailer

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              • #22
                More pics....
                Attached Files
                Millermatic 35
                Miller TB302G
                Ellis 1800
                Smith & Victor Torches
                Optrel Satellite
                Arcair K4000
                Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
                Home Made Welding Trailer

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                • #23
                  Here is an iteresting experiment I did with some ceramic insulation. Some folks use this for insulation in the firebox. They make a double wall with this stuff in between. I wanted to see how it stood up to the welding heat, so I placed a piece of it in this metal box that I had tacked together and then I welded up the seems with the insulation inside. The scond picture is of the insulation after I removed it after welding. Notice it didn't burn at all. The steel is 1/4" thick. and I cut the end off the box after welding it so I could see how well the corner welds penetrated.

                  I have yet to build another pit and haven't had a chance to use this to insulate a fire box, but when I build my next one, I'm going to use this stuff.
                  Attached Files
                  Millermatic 35
                  Miller TB302G
                  Ellis 1800
                  Smith & Victor Torches
                  Optrel Satellite
                  Arcair K4000
                  Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
                  Home Made Welding Trailer

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                  • #24
                    reply to garybdavis

                    That's excellent work I also like the rottissere idea for the trailer.Comes in handy I bet.

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                    • #25
                      Here is a couple I built.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #26
                        BBQ pit

                        Those are real good looking pits guys, So of course I do have some questions for ya, I now have picked up some welding contracts and of course guys are starting to phone me about getting a pit built. My first pit (its now painted up) was 18" 5/16 wall spiral seamed pipe, when I cut the door out of it warped real bad, I got it back to where I was happy, and cut the hole in the doors for the temp gauge and it warped real bad again, so is it that its spiral
                        seemed pipe? is it cause I cut it with the torch? or is it cause its to thin of wall pipe? Keeping in mind that I layed out my doors cut them out with a torch
                        but kept 1" tabs on all 4 sides plus at each corner to help it while it cooled
                        then the next day I cut the tabs out and it still warped a bit but as I welded it it got real bad. I guess my concern is, my next pit is going to be made out of 30"x6' 3/8s wall pipe which will cost about $80 per foot. I think what I'll do is always buy straight seemed pipe or seemless from here on in but I thought
                        I'd ask for your input as well.
                        DODGE 1 TON 6.7
                        PIPEPRO 304
                        TO MANY TOOLS
                        JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
                        rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
                        and easily upset
                        go flames go

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                        • #27
                          You did right when you cut most of the door out, let it cool and then finished cutting the tabs, but most doors will spring anyway. I used a plain old hydraulic press to reshape them until they were close. My pits have all been made from 1/4" plate. The thicker metal, the less it should spring, so 3/8" should be much better.

                          I hear rolled plate will not spring as bad as seemed pipe, but the only pits I've built were made from straight seemed pipe.

                          Once you'e pit has been cured in, the buildup on the inside will help seal up the doors, so if you can get to within 1/16th on the gaps you will be happy once the pit is seasoned.

                          Also, when you first start up the pit, the doors will leak pretty bad. But once the pit gets up to temperature, the air will not leak out the doors, but be drawn in. It will give folks the impression your doors don't leak and must have been welded by someone who knows what he's doing Get the gaps small enough and it won't affect the way she cooks.
                          Millermatic 35
                          Miller TB302G
                          Ellis 1800
                          Smith & Victor Torches
                          Optrel Satellite
                          Arcair K4000
                          Ingersoll-Rand 175CFM Diesel Air Compressor
                          Home Made Welding Trailer

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                          • #28



                            single weeks I ago made is 750 mm long two Bbq here single photographs 1 Bbq and am 1000mm long 500 mm broadly
                            2 the bbq and has been made 500 mm broadly it from steel plate of 3 mm


                            MVG niels

                            Belguim hobby welder

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                            • #29
                              Anybody else got any ideas and etc for this subject??

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                              • #30
                                Here's one we just finished. You can still have a chance at winning it if you hurry, the raffle is next Saturday. http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ad.php?t=20921
                                Miller Syncrowave 200
                                Homemade Water Cooler
                                130XP MIG
                                Spectrum 375
                                60 year old Logan Lathe
                                Select Machine and Tool Mill
                                More stuff than I can keep track of..

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