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    Default Seeking advise on building the "Grill from Hell....."

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    I'm brand new to this forum- so here goes.....

    Several of us are building a new smoker/grill for our Firehouse out of an old rusty 125gal. propane tank- all cleaned and purged of course......

    It will be on wheels/receiver hitch for towing, have a firebox for the smoker, propane burners/rocks for a grill, want movable cooking/warming racks,
    exhaust stack, etc......

    We have access to all the best Miller tig/mig welders, plasma cutters, cold saws, scrap steel, and of course, lots of free labor......

    I have an idea of what I want to do, but seek any/all advise/comments from
    anybody or FD that perhaps has done something similar. We have the opportunity to make something real nice to pass down to future generations of Firefighters- so I want to do it right the first time!

    Thanks-

    Tim Timmins
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    Dont forget to plum oxygen line to the bottom to help get the fire going 15lpm should do the trick.

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    One of the nicer ones I have built had a slide out grill tray. You could open the lid, slide out the tray, and shut the lid. It allowed you to keep heat built up and kept you from working over the open heat. This made it MUCH nicer for cleaning, loading, unloading, and flipping especially when you have large quantities of meat on there. I'm sure i'll think of some of the other ideas i've done as the day goes on.
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    I don't know about building the "Grill from Hell", but when you do build it, you should also build the appropriate beer cooler to go with it....

    Jet powered beer cooler
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    For your burner cover, bend a piece of stainless into a right angle, 4"-6" sides or so and set it like a rooftop above the burner. You can drill holes in it, cut slots, or luver it. Or you can put a sheet of stainless under the grate to seperate it from the flame, with holes in it or luvers. I recommend stainless because stainless will hold heat VERY well, giving you some good long lasting heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HFRH28
    For your burner cover, bend a piece of stainless into a right angle, 4"-6" sides or so and set it like a rooftop above the burner. You can drill holes in it, cut sluts, or luver it. Or you can put a sheet of stainless under the grate to seperate it from the flame, with holes in it or luvers. I recommend stainless because stainless will hold heat VERY well, giving you some good long lasting heat.
    Damn, what kind of grill are you building?
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    What are you talking about Dwayne? I think you're seeing things!
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    Editing....gotta love it....
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
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    I want that beer cooler!
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