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Post by jtilley44@gmail.com » May 27th, 2018, 6:25 pm

G'day to you all from Down Under. My name is James. I'm pretty new to the smoker building scene and my 2 mates and I have all but finished our first build. We definately learnt a few things along the way but still need some guidance. Our door sprung inwards a bit when we cut it and we're wondering if there's a specific order in which you cut the door out or some helpful tips n tricks we can do.
Thanks. Looking forward to talking with you all.
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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by ajfoxy » May 27th, 2018, 7:13 pm

G'day James. welcome to the site. Whereabouts in Brisbane are you?

You'll have to wait for one of the lads who do the round smokers to sort your query out on sprung doors. Generally if they spring outwards one uses chain and a jack to pull the whole thing back in. But as yours sprung inwards it might involve some heat and tender loving care with something heavy.

I only do square smokers... and the odd occasional UDS. Takes all the hassle out of working with round stuff.


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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by Dirtytires » May 27th, 2018, 8:13 pm

My advice would be the old chain and bottle jack trick. To “flatten”the door, place the jack on the outside curve and wrap a heavy chain the whole way around it. You will need to go a little at a time, inspecting progress and adjusting the chain location as you go. A piece of heavy angle iron on the edges may be usefull to spread out the force.


Remember the forces are extreme so this is the time to break out the heavy chain, gloves,and proper safety precautions.
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You would need to put your jack on the other side of the door in order to flatten it. Remember the door will spring back a bit after you release pressure so measure and adjust often.
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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by Big T » May 27th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard!! :yth:


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 27th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Yeah welcome to the crew!


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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by jtilley44@gmail.com » May 30th, 2018, 4:42 am

Thanks for tips guys. Really appreciate it. She's almost done now. Just putting the final touches on her and then onto the trailor.
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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by Big T » May 30th, 2018, 6:47 pm

:LG:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by highlucks » June 7th, 2018, 10:40 pm

Wecome, she looks great mate. pretty sure I saw this one on Failbook recently.


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Post by Rodcrafter » June 9th, 2018, 8:29 am

Very nice


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Re: New from Brisbane Australia

Post by ajfoxy » June 9th, 2018, 6:02 pm

Looking good.


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