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sparky
08-02-2012, 09:17 AM
the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i'm also right handed. i would like the beer opening on the right side. if i move the temp guage uage over it will be upside down. i guess i could live w/ that. oh, i could put the bottle opener underneath the temp guage on the right side. custom, sparky style. i likey. if BP comes up w/ options i would like a shelf and wheels for Ursula. just if your bored and want somthing to do? lol......:p

Big Poppa
08-02-2012, 09:37 AM
spark customize to your hearts content The wheels are available at industrial hardware places like northern frieght harbor freight and grainger...they are 55 gal drum dollys

Kevinish
08-02-2012, 01:55 PM
the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i'm also right handed. i would like the beer opening on the right side. if i move the temp guage uage over it will be upside down. i guess i could live w/ that. oh, i could put the bottle opener underneath the temp guage on the right side. custom, sparky style. i likey. if BP comes up w/ options i would like a shelf and wheels for Ursula. just if your bored and want somthing to do? lol......:p

Hey Sparky, I didn't find it to be very critical where the bottom vents are, so I put them in the front for easy access. You are welcome to put them anywhere you want down there.

There's no restrictions on the bottle opener, use it how ever you want, under the thermo works :)

sparky
08-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Hey Sparky, I didn't find it to be very critical where the bottom vents are, so I put them in the front for easy access. You are welcome to put them anywhere you want down there.

There's no restrictions on the bottle opener, use it how ever you want, under the thermo works :)

works for me. i think i will spread them out a little. bottle opener is going below the thermo works.

Patrick_CT
08-03-2012, 06:41 AM
How do you clean these things out? Shop vac the ashes, turn them over....?

Big Poppa
08-03-2012, 07:53 AM
some people put a deep dish pizza pan underneath the fire basket with a hook

sparky
08-03-2012, 08:07 AM
i dump my ashes from Hazel in my garden and over my lawns. they love it.

jimsbarbecue
08-06-2012, 04:46 AM
some people put a deep dish pizza pan underneath the fire basket with a hook
Exactly what I use and works good. also catches any grease that may find its way past the fire basket.

drewbixcubed
08-06-2012, 06:26 AM
the location for the 2 bottom vents. the video says 5" apart. wouldn't it be better to have them opposite of each other? just wondering. i

We liked the vents slightly offset because of outside air movement, as well as access. Sometimes, if the air hits the vent just right, if either blows directly through the drum, or blows air past the vent. Also, if they are opposite, it would most likely be difficult to access at least one vent (either both are on the side; or one faces forward, and the other is in the "back").

Kevinish
08-06-2012, 07:13 AM
How do you clean these things out? Shop vac the ashes, turn them over....?

I keep a dedicated shop vac just for sucking out the ash at the bottom. I like the pizza pan idea. Also, if you're handy with a welder and cutting tools you could make a door with an ash pan.

Patrick_CT
08-06-2012, 11:11 AM
If the food grade barrel has the red liner, do i need to burn it out.. i see that Sparky sand blasted it... not sure what is really needed.

Thanks

Big Poppa
08-06-2012, 04:31 PM
get rid of it...no lining vapors into your food clean baby clean!

Patrick_CT
08-06-2012, 06:01 PM
Fire in it i enough or do I need to actually sand blast it...I have access to a sand blaster if really needed.

sparky
08-06-2012, 09:17 PM
the fire won't get all the red paint stuff off. go ahead and sandblast it. :)

Patrick_CT
08-10-2012, 02:30 PM
How many cans of spray paint will it take to paint these?

sparky
08-11-2012, 06:52 AM
How many cans of spray paint will it take to paint these?

i used 2 cans. 2 can put the paint on real good.

Greatscott!
08-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Last year I used black Rust-O-Leum grill paint in black on the legs and fittings for a backyard fire pit, I love that stuff. Kept everything nice and rust-free through the wettest seasons.

Rangerj
08-17-2012, 05:51 AM
back to the ash comment, I use a pooper scooper I purchased at Wal Mart. Works just fine.

Big Poppa
08-17-2012, 06:45 AM
I want a pic of all of us in line at wally world with a pooper scooper in the express lane

Rangerj
08-17-2012, 07:52 AM
I want a pic of all of us in line at wally world with a pooper scooper in the express lane

And when you tell them your going to use it for BBQ, watching the gears start to grind is priceless.