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  • BBQ_Bill
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    Absolutely. The price for a burner, base, hose and regulator is way up there.

  • Rfuilrez
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    Yeah. I just set the burner on the ground and use 3 bricks to sit my chimney on. It may be easier if it’s a actual frier setup for some one who uses it a bunch, as you wouldn’t have to manually place the bricks and whatnot. But it works for me. And bricks are cheap compared to a frier base.

  • BBQ_Bill
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    So I am looking at your photo, and am reading " BG-12 HOT"
    I searched a bit and am thinking it is just the burner, with no base, right?

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  • BBQ_Bill
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    Absolutely. LUV it!
    Bought it, and hope it comes in soon!
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    UPDATE:
    All items arrived, and this thing works great!
    Modified mine for "Quick" Disconnects".
    Using them to attach the burner like yours to get the lump and wood going, and then popping that off and attaching the big torch for searing as needed.
    VERY Sweet setup indeed!
    Quick and easy.
    Last edited by BBQ_Bill; December 5th, 2018, 09:52 PM. Reason: Items arrived, assembled, tested, did the happy dance, and reported success here.

  • Rfuilrez
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    BBQ_Bill

    Im sure any of them will work fine. The specific one I have is this

    King Kooker WKAF2B Low Pressure Burner with Orifice https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047O3PSO

    And this hose

    KIBOW 0~20PSI High Pressure...
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BHD9YKP

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  • BBQ_Bill
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    I made up a print from your description and was considering asking the CNC guys to run a few sets off. How incredible that we seem to be on the same "wavelength".

  • Rfuilrez
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    Yeah just wood. I didn’t have any lump when I first got my KBQ and just used wood the first time. Figured it’s easier than making sure I have lump. I’ll always have wood for it though.

  • Rfuilrez
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    I can get you a drawing of how it’s currently made, and and updated, 2.0 version of you want.

  • BBQ_Bill
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    Is that a Bayou BG-12 Burner?

  • BBQ_Bill
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    I went to my local Home Depot and was looking for a hose for my Weed Burner.
    (Burned a small hole in the hose somehow - being stupid actually)
    So...
    I'm a step behind you, as I was holding the chimney up and "Roaring" this monster torch under the chimney.
    After a couple times, I thought... I need a burner to sit this thing on.
    So I started looking for a good one.
    Then, I simply started resting the chimney on my KBQ fire box to heat coals up for the next one, and so on and so forth.
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    So just wood huh?
    I kind of like that Rfuilrez

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    Photos show it best.
    Charcoal on left, wood on right.

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    ​​​​​​​I LIKE! (A lot)
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    UPDATE:
    Forgot to mention that I am using LP Gas "Quick-Connect/Disconnect" fittings so that I can quickly and easily change back and forth from the Weed-burner (Searing Torch) to the burner/wood and charcoal lighter as shown above.
    Last edited by BBQ_Bill; December 14th, 2018, 10:26 AM. Reason: Added some UPDATE info

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  • Rfuilrez
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    BBQ_Bill yep that’s exactly right. Flexing the door is enough to let them pop in or out. Im gonna ask the CNC guys what it would take to run off about 20-30 pairs of them on the CNC lathe once I get a design I’m happy with. I’m just a manual mill/lathe guy.

    This is how I start coals for all my bbq needs. It’s also how I recover from letting my coal bed die out. 1-2minutes with the regulator at full rip and wood or charcoals are ready to use. For starting my cook at the beginning I put it on a lowish flame and let it burn for about 5minutes.

    I just put wood in there. Never even bother with lump for the KBQ.
    It’s a $12 turkey frier burner from Amazon on a 0-20psi adjustable regulator hose.

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    Last edited by Rfuilrez; November 18th, 2018, 04:07 PM.

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  • BBQ_Bill
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    If you lose your coal bed in your KBQ firebox during a cook, that bed can be a royal pain to quickly build back up to size and cover those fire box grate holes.
    You seriously NEED all holes WELL covered with a THICK bed of coals to get your heat back up for your cook.

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    You may lose about 45 minutes to an hour, however...
    A chimney load of hot coals is really what is needed to rebuild that "dead" coal bed.
    Playing around trying to do this in the KBQ while meat is in there is a real drag.
    Trust me, I KNOW this from this weekends cook, as I was tired, it was 3:00 a.m. and I simply could not get my temperature up to 230°F for my rib cook after I slept thru my alarm and let the coal bed lapse.
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    My experience and advice is to not even try to add kindling and rebuild that bed.
    You will be fighting a battle that is incredibly hard to win.
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    I like these 10 steps to success.
    1) Shut off the power to the controller.
    2) I then add a few pieces of kindling to get some flames going if possible or use a torch to help add more heat to ignite the kindling.
    3) Being careful to not smother my "baby" flames, I add some larger wood.
    4) I then switch the power back on to the controller.
    5) Now I go and quickly fill a chimney with lump or charcoal.
    6) I place that chimney load of charcoal or lump on top of the KBQ fire box.
    (The coals will easily and quickly be lit with no need for paper)
    7) After awhile and it is going well, I turn off the power again to the controller.
    8) Then. use my fire tongs to remove the larger wood from the firebox.
    9) Close up both poppets and pour the hot and ready coals into the firebox.
    10) Finally I add the smoldering wood I removed, and restore power.
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    In less than one hour, all is well again.

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    If you look closely, you can see that I scorched the handle.
    Just keep it back a ways from the flames and you will be okay.

    UPDATE:
    Below is a unit you can add to your Propane tank and hose for starting that chimney.
    Last edited by BBQ_Bill; November 20th, 2018, 11:10 PM.

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  • BBQ_Bill
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    I have been using the "Quick Pins" and so far, other than being a bit wobbly they seem to work fine. I DO like the mod you just made though. I have access to several lathes and slitter/part-off tools that would work well to cut the grooves.
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    However, you COULD sell these sweet pins to the others here without full machine shop access.
    Here below is my imagined pin that your guys or mine could build on a CNC lathe.

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    So Rfuilrez I will tell you that my guys "hate" single-pointing thread,
    but will do it if in a bind.
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    This second sketch shows threads versus the slot.
    A washer and a nut will lock it up nicely.
    I am thinking 300 series Stainless on all parts.
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    They would run this as a 3/8" diameter bar and extend it about 1/2" to a stop.
    Turn, single-point and then part off and use a tray to catch the parts as the conveyor takes them out.
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    I too am a manual mill, manual lathe guy, but I go thru, correct, and then sign-off on the instructions for CNC and all other machine production procedures daily.
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    What do you think sir?
    Last edited by BBQ_Bill; November 20th, 2018, 11:19 PM.

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  • BBQ_Bill
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    So to install or remove the door, I gather that one would...
    1) Simply open or hold the door horizontally.
    2) Grasp the door edges outside and next to the pivot holes.
    3) Slightly bow both sides inward together towards the middle.
    4) Lift to remove door.
    Or... press the door downward to locate the pins and install the door.
    Last edited by BBQ_Bill; November 19th, 2018, 10:31 PM.

  • BBQ_Bill
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    Very nice!
    So as long as the clips stay in place, they shouldn't get misplaced,
    Very cool idea!
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    Be sure and let us know if they continue to hold the door securely.
    I suppose if they don't, a slight tweak outwards on the door edges will put all back in the pink.
    Great idea Rfuilrez!

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