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Here is the end result. The bottom shelf was toast. I ditched the box, added 2 aluminum braces to the frame and added a Closetmaid wire shelf, relocated the LP tank down 2-1.4 inches, added new flavor bars, painted the cast aluminum side panels on the firebox, replaced the cross burner (that lights the middle and rear burners), cleaned the grates and tack-welded 6 of the grates that had come loose on one end. Then today, seasoned the grates. As soon as the deck get a fresh stain, it is ready to be located to it's new home and a test sacrifice the the meat gods.

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Since there seems to be a meatburning theme going on here I thought I would post a couple of photos of a spitroast I did for a friends housewarming party last Saturday. I welded together a couple of 44 gallon drums I had lying around a 6 years ago and it has done a few sheep and pigs over that time. It's cold here so tending it for the 4 1/2hrs was very satisfying, my jumper still reeks of smoke and lamb fat.

Some people think this is the second best thing you can do with a sheep.

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Flashback to the movie "Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About ...."

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I'm sure JD is trying to join this discussion somehow.

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Nice job Chuck, amazing how you start in one corner and by the end the "simple little job" balloons into "just do the whole damn thing properly."

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rx7locost wrote:
Kinetic Research wrote:
Since there seems to be a meatburning theme going on here I thought I would post a couple of photos of a spitroast I did for a friends housewarming party last Saturday. I welded together a couple of 44 gallon drums I had lying around a 6 years ago and it has done a few sheep and pigs over that time. It's cold here so tending it for the 4 1/2hrs was very satisfying, my jumper still reeks of smoke and lamb fat.

Some people think this is the second best thing you can do with a sheep.

I'm sure JD is trying to join this discussion somehow.

And goats would be added to the mix... :lol:

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rx7locost wrote:
added new flavor bars


Maybe a silly question, but what's a "flavor bar"? I haven't heard that terminology before.

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I should have written "flavorizer". A flavorizer bar is the Weber name for the stainless steel shields over the burners. They protect against grease flareups and as a result, they burn off any grease that falls on them. They also help to even out the heat. Essentially they take the place of the old school lava rocks. Various companies now have the same tech but call them by different names.

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While looking at job postings I got my best laugh in years.
Might not be funny to a lot of people, probably depends on your view of things.

Similar to the old George Carlin bit where he states "I am NOT getting On the plane, I'm getting IN the plane!".

Big international sign making company with a local manufacturing facility.
Among the job requirements, "Strong ability to maintain confidentiality".
Hello, it's making SIGNS!
You know, those things put up for EVERYONE to read.
Maybe it's just me?

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Maybe they only make "Beware of the Leopard." signs to be placed on disused lavatory doors hiding locked filing cabinets with plans for hyperspace bypasses...

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Bought a nice but needs a good cleaning older U.S. made steel cutting bandsaw for $400.00
After I paid the widow for it my buddy said, "Hey, I have one I would have sold you for $100.00". :BH:
I think I will buy his too, then resell one after cleaning them both up and seeing which works best for me.

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I'm posting this a day late but mox nix.

Yesterday I was happy as a toddler having just executed my first post-operative poop, a fundamental demonstrator of success of abdominal surgery. The whole experience put life into perspective: I used to think that COVID test swabs were horrible until someone stuck about 3 feet of nasal-gastric tube up my nose. And Fentanyl really works!


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Warren Nethercote wrote:
I'm posting this a day late but mox nix.

Yesterday I was happy as a toddler having just executed my first post-operative poop, a fundamental demonstrator of success of abdominal surgery. The whole experience put life into perspective: I used to think that COVID test swabs were horrible until someone stuck about 3 feet of nasal-gastric tube up my nose. And Fentanyl really works!


Good luck and feel better soon! Having been through a couple major surgeries in the last year I have much sympathy there... and ya, fentanyl definitely works.


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Geez, Warren, I don't know what to say other than I wish you the very best with your recovery.

I guess I could add, that hose and tape may have improved your looks somewhat, so that's a good thing. :rofl:

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Get well soon Warren :cheers:

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rx7locost wrote:
Here is the end result. The bottom shelf was toast. I ditched the box, added 2 aluminum braces to the frame and added a Closetmaid wire shelf, relocated the LP tank down 2-1.4 inches, added new flavor bars, painted the cast aluminum side panels on the firebox, replaced the cross burner (that lights the middle and rear burners), cleaned the grates and tack-welded 6 of the grates that had come loose on one end. Then today, seasoned the grates. As soon as the deck get a fresh stain, it is ready to be located to it's new home and a test sacrifice the the meat gods.

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This is the amana serving as a plant rack. Bronze burners will outlast me. Felt ripped off paying $3 for 10, tiny seeds of Schonbruner Gold (rare vining cape gooseberry/golden berry). Took forever but most germinated. Now what to do with them all. They will reseed themselves so I need only plant them once. Great fruit. You can buy ground cherry plants next to the tomatoes at HD but the fruit is much smaller. Prolific fruiter.


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