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Re: Dp GF

Post by JKalchik » July 16th, 2019, 6:45 pm

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I bought one several years ago thinking it would be pretty useful. Maybe it’s just the model I got but it has a great tendency to loose the ground connection every time the cable moves. Got tired of the aggravation so put the clamp back on.
I'm a bit confused.... the whole clamp dropped off the work piece, or you lost the electrical connection somehow?


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Dirtytires » July 16th, 2019, 10:39 pm

Magnet holds just fine, problem is it provides poor conductivity from the lead to the workpiece. It uses a brass plunger that is held against the workpiece with a spring. Bottom like it’s just not as reliable as the original clamp.

I’m sure different designs exist and many may work just fine...just research before you buy.



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Re: Dp GF

Post by JKalchik » July 17th, 2019, 7:11 am

I can see that being a problem. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 19th, 2019, 4:16 pm

Mag works fine for me was having a ground issue and it stopped it


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Texasbowhunter » July 22nd, 2019, 11:36 am

Looking good...
Would you share where you found the grate at...
Size would be helpful as well as the thickness...
How hard was it to cut the cast iron?
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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 22nd, 2019, 8:37 pm

Thanks the grate is 1/2” carbon steel I drew up and cut on my table I’ll check measurements tomorrow it’s in my files



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Texasbowhunter » July 23rd, 2019, 1:46 pm

That wont be necessary...I thought it was cast iron and was thinking about when I build the next one I would use one already cast and go from there...



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Texasbowhunter » July 23rd, 2019, 1:57 pm

one thing I might point out is something that I went thru and it looks as though you will/could experience it as well...
When I built the first grate I welded it square to fit the box...then I laid in my additional grates and welded them all up...All material was 1/2 with 1/2 spacing...
little did I know/realize that with the first wrong being in contact with the diffuser wall that I was getting some build up of ash on that bar which was seemingly being carried over into the smoke chamber...
After going back and looking at the drawings it showed that the first wrong was NOT to the edge but recessed in so the ash would have the opportunity to fall thru and not get carried into the chamber...
Hope this makes sense
If not I will elaborate a bit more later...Have to get ready for work now...
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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 24th, 2019, 10:12 am

ImageImageImage I put my hinges on the right can source 5” pipe so I’m going with square pieces I’ll weld together..my son helping while his home on summer break


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Re: Dp GF

Post by ajfoxy » July 24th, 2019, 4:09 pm

Coming along nicely. Hope you allowed for the gasket material around the door? More so around the hinge side. I do like those wheels.


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 24th, 2019, 4:43 pm

I used a 1/8” spacer for 1/4” gasket thanks I like the wheels also



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Re: Dp GF

Post by ajfoxy » July 24th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Excellent. Absolutely sucks to find out your door does not fit with the gasket... and you have to cut the hinges. So all good.


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Dirtytires » July 24th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Looks really good so far.



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Big T » July 24th, 2019, 9:59 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 25th, 2019, 6:00 am

Thanks



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 25th, 2019, 4:29 pm

ImageImage ran out of rock wool so I went to Home Depot 2000 degrees fire rated frank give it the green light I’m welding in between the studs with 1/8” diamond plate tried of messing with that 16 gauge lol


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 26th, 2019, 7:12 pm

ImageImageImage what I got done today firebox and chute Door left then paint


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Dirtytires » July 28th, 2019, 10:36 am

On a roll!



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Diggerg » July 28th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Looking good!



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Re: Dp GF

Post by ajfoxy » July 28th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Nice beads... :kewl:


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Big T » July 28th, 2019, 5:32 pm

:LG:


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 28th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Thanks guys I was cooking yesterday and I took the day off today be back at her tomorrow



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Re: Dp GF

Post by Swaggr4 » July 30th, 2019, 6:26 pm

ImageImage paint today trim tomorrow I already order the mini plans


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:kewl:


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Re: Dp GF

Post by Dirtytires » July 31st, 2019, 12:45 am

I like the look of the tread-plate....very unique.



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