Mini Gravity Feed.

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » December 23rd, 2017, 10:45 am

Still burning this morning. Only concern at this point is that ash build up between the transfer tube and the FB. Might have to make a mod to the grate so that can fall down into the ash pan. ImageImage

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby jtoona » December 23rd, 2017, 10:22 pm

Looks good.

Make a sliding pan or 2 that you can grab and swap out and toss the ash when it's cool.



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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Weldun » December 23rd, 2017, 11:28 pm

I made an ash pan for my mini and it makes ash clean up a breeze. I think some of your ash build up in the transfer tube may be due to your grate bar width where it butts up against your opening into the transfer tube, it creates a shelf for the ash to pile up on and spill into the transfer tube which in effect reduces the amount of heat going into the transfer tube. Try sliding your grate all the way in and then pull it back about 3/4" and by doing so you'll create a gap for the ash to fall through rather than piling up on the front bar and spilling into your transfer tube. If this solves your problem then you could simply install some stops or add some spacers to the leading edge of your grate so you'll always have the right amount of gap when inserting your grate. Just a thought!
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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Squiggle » December 24th, 2017, 3:36 am

Best idea ever, I stole the idea off you dude & im so glad I did, so much easier to clean up the ash. :kewl:


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby ajfoxy » December 24th, 2017, 4:02 am

Yep, I think a fair few of us knocked that idea off.


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Rodcrafter » December 26th, 2017, 7:41 pm

I have the ash pan on mine but not the cute little handle.


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » December 28th, 2017, 11:05 pm

I like the ash pan. Will definitely be adding that. So here is the progress so far. We didn't read the directions so we are a few steps out of sync but nothing a welder, plasma, and determination couldn't fix. Also threw in a shot of my new shop light over the table. Couple more long days and she will be ready for some paint and a test run. I'm shooting for Superbowl Sunday at this point.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Big T » December 28th, 2017, 11:41 pm

It's really coming together! Did you insulate the tubing? I couldn't tell from the pictures.


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » December 29th, 2017, 3:28 pm

I did. Just cut the roxul and stuffed it in. Not super compact but should work good.

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Big T » December 29th, 2017, 5:41 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » December 29th, 2017, 7:56 pm

Got the cooking chamber done and the bottom tacked on. Image

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Squiggle » December 30th, 2017, 3:16 am

I think you welded the FB & chute in upside down! =))


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby The Czar » December 30th, 2017, 4:04 am

No your in the wrong hemisphere ...turn your pic the other way Squiggle


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Bricklayer2 » December 30th, 2017, 6:42 am

I have enjoyed watching your build. Firebox looks great to me, i just turned my computer upside down :-bd looks perfect. :D



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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Elmacho » December 30th, 2017, 9:53 am

Squiggle wrote:I think you welded the FB & chute in upside down! =))


Squiggle, It is a reverse flow GF.

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Frank_Cox » December 30th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Lookin good!
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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Squiggle » January 1st, 2018, 6:04 am

Elmacho wrote:Squiggle, It is a reverse flow GF


The Czar wrote:No your in the wrong hemisphere ...turn your pic the other way Squiggle


Of course, silly me! =))


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Postby pr0wlunwoof » January 1st, 2018, 6:20 am

Frank_Cox wrote:Lookin good!
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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Cole » January 1st, 2018, 7:12 pm

How heavy is the Mini at this point? Is flipping it a two person job?



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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » January 2nd, 2018, 12:55 pm

Cole wrote:How heavy is the Mini at this point? Is flipping it a two person job?


If I had to guess its north of 250 at this point. Andrew was flipping it and turning it by himself on the table, but it took both of us to get it to the floor. Definitely at that stage where if it falls on you it breaks you.



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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby ajfoxy » January 8th, 2018, 4:27 pm

Definitely at that stage where if it falls on you it breaks you.


=)) Yep, they do get full of gravity very quickly.


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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » January 13th, 2018, 7:43 am

Anyone got any tips for welding the cook chamber door on? I was thinking about laying it on it's back, but it's getting pretty heavy.

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby mp4 » January 13th, 2018, 8:14 am

I laid mine on it's back. I welded some chain to an 8-10" angle iron, dropped it through the chimney and used an engine hoist to lay it over.



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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby Heatermeter builder » January 13th, 2018, 12:19 pm

pr0wlunwoof wrote:Anyone got any tips for welding the cook chamber door on? I was thinking about laying it on it's back, but it's getting pretty heavy.

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Re: Mini Gravity Feed.

Postby pr0wlunwoof » January 13th, 2018, 3:18 pm

I got the bottom welded on and the legs cut. Gonna get the legs welded on tomorrow.Image

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