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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Here is the near final version.
2X4 built with 2x2x1/8 angle, 18g sheet metal. All welded with the exception of the front, which was bolted on as an assembly with a double layer of sheet and a welded door frame bolted to the sheet. Very rigid. Leveling and support of arch accomplished with 6 threaded feet.
Entire arch fitted with arch board, and the fire box and ramp with fire brick 1 1/4" on sides, and 2 1/2" on bottom and ramp.
265 cfm blower with a variable speed control, and momentary switch installed on door handle to shut off when handle is lifted.
Base stack fabricated from bed angle iron and 18g sheet. Fitted and welded Selkirk 8" double wall oval adapter at top to connect to 8" stack.

Now what will go wrong......

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 06:34 AM
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It shows you put a lot thought and planning into your build. Great idea with the blower switch mated to the door handle.

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 07:20 PM
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Very nice looking rig. Make sure you don't let the ash build or you will warp the angle iron grates.best of luck.
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What would happen if you filled the V's in with refractory cement??
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Chuck, that sounds like a good idea. If for some it doesn't work right, it could easily chipped back out.

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You want the angle iron to fill with ash to insulate. I used unistrut for mine and they are as straight as the day I put them in. Refractory would work I would think but the ash will do it also.
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Jimsudz in post 3 said not to allow the ash to build up now could he be talking about the ash in the ash pit?? As gar as filling the V's with cement it would help to have retention to hold it in because it will shrink at a different rate as the steel and will separate.
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If you allow the ash to build up in the ash pit the fresh hot embers on top of ash will tend to warp these style grate. Just my opinion.
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I thought the V was to point down so the ashes fell into the pit so you could stack more wood in for a bigger flame
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Crap The v points UP to take away the ash. This no maple syrup is warping my mind
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