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Too dang hot to cook inside tonight!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by ScotO, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I had around a dozen and a half ears of corn left from North Carolina and a pack of burgers in the fridge, wifey had to work this evening so me and the kiddos broke out the big kettle and cooked on the pit this evening. Any excuse to cook outside!

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  2. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Scotty......... I already ate dinner and stuffed myself. But that is makin me HUNGRY! !!

    Looks great. I gotta get ke a kettle now :( Everytime I see something I dont have?!? Ugh....
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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I made that kettle out of an antique Speed Queen wringer washer tub. They made a stainless steel tub in the mid 50's, I found that one in a barn I tore down. TIG-welded a stainless steel patch over the agitator hole in the bottom and voilla! You now have a 20 gallon cooker! Tripod was fabbed from some old trampoline parts and three pieces of used rigid electrical conduit. I used that kettle for making maple syrup for several years til I made an evaporator. We've cooked 10 dozen ears of corn at one time in that kettle in no time at all.
  4. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    I'm really impressed with your re-use of the old washing tub .

    I'm also hungry, even though I just had breakfast [​IMG]
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  5. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Looks great S.O., we had a storm track just south of us (strong winds with lightning) just about the time we were cooking burgers on the grill, we did get some lightning with a quick down pour.

    I just added some lime to the ground in the area our planned fireplace is going so the rain was welcome, hoping we have some grass in that area.

    zap
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  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Same here. Been grillin' most days. When it is 104 I don't want anything to do with a fire either though...
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  7. charly

    charly Guest

    Scott, I really like what you built. We have a large rock fire pit up by our pond. Always thought about getting tripod cooker like you built,,, nice job. That's one of my goals, getting some welding equipment, learning to tig. Seems to be the nicest welding process, but I've heard it takes alot of patience and time to lay down a good tig bead , when your first learning.
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  8. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Get yourself a nice MIG box, not the flux cored mig but gas shielded mig. It's easy to learn how to weld with one of those, and you'll find yourself building all kinds of projects. You can get a decent MIG setup for under 500 bucks, ESAB makes some nice hobby MIG and TIG welders. You can spend some big money on TIG machines, but there are some smaller outfits out there. If you get a TIG welder, make sure it is square wave and also one you can turn way down (like around 4 or 5 amps) to weld the really thin metal. I plan on spending some money soon on a good TIG welder (the one I am looking at is a Miller and it is around $4500.00), for now I just go out to my buddy's shop and use his!
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  9. charly

    charly Guest

    I've done some stick and mig welding in the past, but always wanted to learn to Tig weld. Yes I'd love to fabricate things. Great for your mind! Absolutely you get what you pay for in welding equipment, longer duty cycle for one thing. First thing I'd make would be some nice wood stove tools that you can't buy. A nice wood rack too. I think knowing some Black Smithing skills as well would give you some well rounded fabrication abilities.
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