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Old 01-14-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
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by the way, I needed to convert the Gas Valves to LP from the Natural Gas setting they have out of the box. that Kit is here 393691 - Honeywell 393691 - Natural Gas To LP Conversion Kit for SV9500, SV9501, SV9502, VR8200, VR8300

Same deal with the Pilot light. It needs the proper orifice. http://www.pexsupply.com/Honeywell-390686-1-LP-Orifice-for-Pilot-Burners-Q314-Q345-Q3450-Q3451-Q3452

((in my case both had the LP conversion kit with them after I looked in the box more closely))

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Old 01-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #22
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Awesome. Thank you sir!

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Old 01-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #23
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I started making my heat shields. 16ga Steel, 6" tall. I bent them around a corney keg. Then I came up with an idea on how to install the heat shields on my burners. I knew I needed the shields but I also wanted maximum coverage of heat across the bottom of each Keggle. I decided that if the heat shield was all the way to the edge (not connected to the burner) it could actually stick up above the deck and hold the Vessel from moving at all, because it would fit into the collar of the Keg. I also wanted protection from any flames licking up the sides of the Keggles. I tested the shield all the way around and found out that it doesn't work properly. There's not enough room for exhaust to escape, and it chokes the burner, flames escape and unburnt gas ignites below the burner. not good! So I made the shields go half way around and am working on an idea for them to vent the spent exhaust and have it escape in the rear of the Cart. Also I went with felt washers behind the shields to reduce heat transfer to the stand metal.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #24
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I built the frame so that the Keg would sit just on the edges and the shield could stick up into the base against the collar

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:24 AM   #25
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front view of the stand. Diamond plate ready to go in as well. By the way those low pressure gas Ball valves up front (yellow) are from Lowes http://www.lowes.com/pd_174436-72906-PSSD-41_0__?productId=3131167&Ntt=natural+gas+ball+valv e&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dnatural%2Bga s%2Bball%2Bvalve&facetInfo=

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #26
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Began work on the Control Panel. I was able to grab a Hoffman Enclosure on Ebay for about $58. http://www.hoffmanonline.com/stream_document.aspx?rRID=104757&pRID=3985

I picked up all my PIDs from Auber. http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=1

I went with these switches http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=2+position+maintained+switch&_sacat=&_ex_kw= &_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1 &_sadis=&LH_CAds=

And these LED lights 24 volt and 120 volt as needed. http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=22mm+LED+pilot+light+AC&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPr RngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sad is=&LH_CAds=

and the HOA switches were these SPDT's http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=DPDT+On%2FOff%2FOn+Toggle+Switch+6+pin s&_sacat=0&_odkw=DPDT+On%2FOff%2FOn+Toggle+Switch+ heavy&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

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Here's the enclosure with my sketch up for the drilling and cutting. and my first hole with the step bit

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After a whole day of work I got them all where I want them.. I do have some holes to deal with on the sides of the enclosure that I didnt do. (lucky that a couple of them are 22mm) It also did not have a lock so I got a mail box lock at HomeDepot and fabricated it so that it locks to the main box rail.

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now time to prime and paint with the "Hammered" Look.. you know the look LOL.. I (very carefully) used my heat gun to speed the drying process

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now re-install all the electronics. the Skull is an ornament from an old motorcycle I had. Its now the main power switch. Laying on its side is the off position. Straight up the whole thing is on. There's also a Master power in the back..

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