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Old 01-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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Looks like it's going to be great!



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Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #22
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If you notice, the last beam on there is different than the first five. Overall, I was about 4 inches short so I had to buy something to supplement. The bix box stores don't sell 1.5" square tubing but they do sell 1.5" zinc plated steel shelving frame so I got that instead. I'm coating the steel and the inside of the upper rim in black BBQ paint anyway. I'm thinking the rails will fit in the oven. Now I have to wait for SWMBO to take a nap so I can cure the paint in there.



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Old 01-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #23
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The burners are mounted. I have some aluminum flashing that I'm going to make some wind screens out of for the larger burners. This should also contain the heat enough to keep the wood from scorching.

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You can sort of see that the middle burner is sitting lower than the other two due to the way I have them mounted. It's held on by a bold right in the canter on the underside of the burner. I'll probably end up getting a longer bolt with a spacer or two to sit it up a little higher.



Here you can see how I mounted the burners and made them adjustable with some 5/16" all-thread. The spacers are 1/2" to give a little more play in burner adjustment.

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Old 01-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #24
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Looking awesome so far... A couple quick questions:

1) You mentioned that the spacers are 1/2" to give more play - can you explain more clearly what you mean there? I'm not sure what I'm looking for in that picture.

2) Also, you mentioned the all-thread that you're using for height adjustment on the burners. How is that actually attached to the wood frame, and do you have any wingnuts or similar to hold the burner support at the right height? Are the holes on the burner support tapped and threaded for the all-thread?

3) You might have already addressed this, but do you have any plans to add casters to this thing? How heavy would you say it is? Looks super solidly built!

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #25
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Are you going to put wheels on that thing?

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Yes on the wheels. I'm putting six 2" 75lb load casters on this thing. A little overkill but casters from Harbor Freight are pretty cheap and haven't let me down. I'm a castering fool when it comes to the stuff in my garage. If it's heavy, I build a base that fits around the bottom with 2x4's and throw some casters on it. Makes my life a whole lot easier when needing to move workspaces around in my garage.

For the burner mounts, here's a better picture of the underside of the angle iron they're mounted to:



The burners are held on with some simple 5" shelving brackets a 1/4" hex bolt through the bracket then a 1/2" spacer, the angle iron and a 1/4" nut. It's attached to the frame with 5/16" all-thread. You can see the all-thread going through the front beam and back beam of the 2x6 frame. I used a 3/8" drill bit to go all the way through the 2x6 vertically. On one end of the all-thread I screwed on a locknut and fed it throught the top after I had used a 5/8's countersink at the top of each of the drilled holes. This allowed me to sink everything, including the beams so I could put the border around the top. The play I was talking about with the spacers was the clearance I get from the angle iron and the frame. I wasn't sure beforehand with my measurements if I would be able to move the burner all the way up to the kettle if I wanted to so I used the spacers. Turns out, I didn't really need them but I like them so I'll keep them. Clear as mud?

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Makes a ton of sense, thanks!

I'm still curious though how you're adjusting the height, I guess... The way you've mounted the all-thread to the wood frame makes perfect sense (I kinda suspected you were doing something like that), but I still don't see how you keep the burner support, well, supported where it attaches to the all thread. The one picture you have above seems to show the all-thread going through that bit of angle iron with no nuts or anything to hold it there - but looking at the last picture, that just might be because we're looking at it from the wrong side of said angle iron for it to be visible...

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Where is a good place to buy small quantities of angle iron?

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Where is a good place to buy small quantities of angle iron?
Garage sales... CraigsList...

Look for Bed Frames. Can pick them up real cheap...
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Mcmaster.com


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