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I've been creative again!

Post by Squiggle » September 29th, 2016, 6:26 am

So I've had this LPG tank sitting in the barn fully open & upside down for a while to air it out & make sure all the gas is out of it. While this was happening over the last few months, I've been thinking of what I can do with it, I was tossing up between an RF smoker & a grill, then I saw a guy had made I fire pit out of a smaller on by drilling holes around the bottom & cutting the top off about 2" below the handle ring & I thought I could do something similar with my tank, only I would take it up a notch.

Anyhoo, enough talk! Here is what I came up with. :kewl:

First I drilled holes in the bottom to let the fire breathe.
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Then I drilled some holes in what will be the back & cut a door.
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I cut off the handle at the top, cut a hole in the top & welded a 4" stainless pipe I had lying around for the stack
(Sorry, no pic of this one. :( )

I stuck a stencil on the front & cut it out by hand with my plasma cutter (love that machine!)
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I took the rest of the stencil off with a wire wheel.
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This is a full view, all I have left to do is weld on some hinges, a handle for the door, a grate for the fire to sit on & give it a coat of HT matte black to match the smoker & it's ready for the veranda. :beer:
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Post by BitBucket » September 29th, 2016, 11:38 am

I Just...Dude! <stands up and applauds>


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Post by ajfoxy » September 29th, 2016, 6:45 pm

Squiggle, that is sweet. :beer:
One of the better uses I've seen for the larger lpg tanks. Love the cutout. And yes, a plasma cutter is a wonderful machine.
Presumably it will be a log burner? How do you plan to get the ash out?
And presumably Origin will not want their tank back? :D


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Post by Squiggle » September 29th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Thanks guys. :beer:

Hahaha, they won't know it's theirs once it's painted! It's out of date anyway, I scored it from the tip for $5. :kewl:

Yeah it's going to be a stick burner, the fire grate will be removable & then just scoop out the ash. :D


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Post by ajfoxy » September 29th, 2016, 11:53 pm

Come on Squiggle, where's your sense of adventure. Put a port on the bottom so you can plug the shopvac in and suck the ash out... once it is cool of course :D


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Post by Squiggle » September 30th, 2016, 12:06 am

Hahaha, it's a good idea but my "shop vac" is my air compressor, I just blow everything out of my work area, much quicker. :beer:


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Post by Pete Mazz » September 30th, 2016, 3:29 am

That's pretty cool!!! :beer:

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Post by The Czar » October 8th, 2016, 8:26 pm

That epic


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Post by Gizmo » October 17th, 2016, 6:29 am

Awesome! :kewl:


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Post by Squiggle » July 9th, 2017, 6:36 am

So, there's a fire drum comp on this weekend & I thought I'd get a little creative & enter. Here's what I came up with. :kewl:

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Post by Squiggle » July 9th, 2017, 6:42 am

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Post by Rodcrafter » July 9th, 2017, 8:27 am

That sure is cool


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Post by Big T » July 9th, 2017, 11:51 am

Awesome work Squiggle!! :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » July 9th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Very nice Jay. That is very flash mate. :kewl:

Don't suppose you have that pic lying around do you. I'm building a few firepits for my daughters wedding and that image would look good on one or two of the sides.


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Post by Pete Mazz » July 10th, 2017, 4:29 am

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Post by Squiggle » July 10th, 2017, 12:05 pm

ajfoxy wrote:Very nice Jay. That is very flash mate. :kewl:

Don't suppose you have that pic lying around do you. I'm building a few firepits for my daughters wedding and that image would look good on one or two of the sides.
No probs dude, I'll send it to you. :kewl:


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Post by Squiggle » July 10th, 2017, 12:16 pm

Here's another pic, I think I've found another pic hosting site. :kewl:

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Nice!



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Post by Rodcrafter » July 11th, 2017, 6:59 am

Squiggle that looks awesome cut out. I don't know how it will work as an UDS but you are the one who would be the right person to figure it out. I look forward to seeing what you do next. Thanks for being so adventurous.


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Post by temurf » July 11th, 2017, 7:26 pm

:yth:

Awesome work dude.

I'm not completely happy with Photo Bucket either. Will you post a link to that new site that you've found?

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:yth:


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Post by The Czar » July 12th, 2017, 11:51 am

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Post by Squiggle » July 13th, 2017, 8:22 pm

temurf wrote::yth:

Awesome work dude.

I'm not completely happy with Photo Bucket either. Will you post a link to that new site that you've found?

Thanks.
www.imgur.com is the one I've started using, very similar to crapbucket except you use "BBcode" instead of "[IMG]code"


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