Steel doors for brick smoker

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by jim williams, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. jim williams

    jim williams Meat Mopper










    Here you go boys!

    Doors are all but painted! My winter work is complete.

    I put stretch metal on the sides to catch mortar and will drill holes into frame afterward and install SS pan screws into the mortar.   Intentionally left a gap on the doors for 5/16" heat rope. The bolts in the hinges are temporary as I have a friend going to machine them. My keeper is at an angle and has a stop so the handle does not swing by.

    Frame is 3/16" x 3" angle and the doors are 1/4" flat plate steel. hinges are 1/4'' wall sleeve x 1/2'' opening and 1/2'' bolts.

    Handles were made of 10" shoulder x 1/2" bolts and 5" Stainless spring handles from BBq bonanza.

    Lil' buffing and a paint job this spring aaand game on!  -Get your brick on!! Get your rib on!! COME ON!! YAH,YAH!
     
  2. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those are some awesome looking doors Jim.    I wish I had your welding skill.    Awesome job!

    By the time you lay mortar around them, you may want to plan on another coat of paint once finished.   I need to repaint mine.   If I can get the grease off the frame, I'll probably just brush a coat of something on them.

    Pat yourself on the back.  Door look great!
     
  3. jim williams

    jim williams Meat Mopper

    Thanks Wes. Now just figure the arch and I will be ok.
     

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