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Posted June 23, 2012 - 04:59 PM

I'm in need of a "cheap" charcoal grille that will only be used about once/year at my Garden Tractor Trail Ride. Yesterday, I pulled this old non-galvanized water heater tank out of the ditch at the farm:

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Tank is 13" in diameter & 43" long. The plan is to split it lengthwise, add hinges, handle, legs & probably two dampered chimneys. I have some used expanded metal to use for a briquette grate. Will probably use flattened expanded for the cooking shelf & an outside shelf.

I'm not after anything fancy, just need more grille space for the event.

Any suggestions? ~~ Lowell

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Hope it's not glass lined!
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 05:58 PM

The most important suggestion I can think of is---Invite all the OK and AR members :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:34 PM

Wish you was close to me as I have a 24 inch pipe already cut only needs legs When cutting make it a lazy L above center (When I make them I only cut out little over quarter for door.)
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 06:37 PM

It would make a good smoker too.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:04 PM

Wish you was close to me as I have a 24 inch pipe already cut only needs legs When cutting make it a lazy L above center (When I make them I only cut out little over quarter for door.)


Please explain what "Lazy L" means. or better yet, have you got any pics.
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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Lowell, it looks like your pup can't wait to get some hot dogs off of that grill!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Lowell, good luck, that pup is all over it. I say get him an apron.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 05:17 AM

Please explain what "Lazy L" means. or better yet, have you got any pics.
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I'm not sure Will but I think a "lazy" L is one thats less than a 90 degree bend-i.e the vertical side is leaning in toward horizontal. On those I've built--looking at the end view.--like a clock face, the door is first cut out, say a section from 12 to 3 o'clock, then hinged back together, so 1/4 of the can is lid. If, instead you cut only a portion from 1 to 3 o'clock, then it helps reduce the amount of smoke loss when slathering on that secret sauce.
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Posted June 24, 2012 - 06:02 AM

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 07:39 AM

Glad you asked Will, I was a little lost too. I thought maybe someone was "branding" their grills.

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Posted June 24, 2012 - 09:17 AM

That old water heater will make a dandy grill. I too was wondering what a "lazy L" was. Thanks for the education.
The lazy L cut makes a lot of sence....only 1/4 of the diameter is the movable lid!

Someone said they hoped it wasn't glass lined....I hope it isn't galvanized....that is harder to weld, and stinks to high heaven. It doesn't taste very good either!




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