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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:29 am Post subject: BBQ Build Progress and Motorcycle Update
I've been working on the Burninator here again lately, and after dealing with the log cart of doom, I'm happy to say the BBQ is going well.
I managed to get the tank which I'd say weights 300lbs easily off the back of my truck and into the shop, where I got it up on it's rolling stand and ready to keep moving from there, but the video tells it better than I can.
Hey, another quick question... Do y'all think this cooker is going to need fenders over the tires? Im thinking about it. I know on the last one I never worried about it, but to be fair it was a much taller cooker and there was more space between the firebox and main chamber and the tires. I like the "clean" look of no fenders, but I'd sure hate to have the tires melt on it. How do you know if it needs them or not? What do you think? Any advice is appreciated.
Anyway... Hope everyone's having a good week so far :)
And the other day I asked how to stop up a leak on my Honda Shadow, and I'm happy to report that after putting some teflon tape around the threads, it has NOT leaked in almost 48 hours. Usually it leaks within minites, so Im pretty happy about that The replacement petcock that I bought was not a knock-off, but NOS honda from the 1980s. Came in the little plastic baggie with the part number and everything, it seems very well made. When I stopped up the leak, I used plain "white" teflon tape, the stuff I keep around to use on air fittings, so today Im gonna go buy some "yellow" teflon tape, which I understand is made for petroleum products. Thanks again!
Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:37 pm Post subject: Re: BBQ Build Progress and Motorcycle Update
When you tighten the nut onto the tank the sealing is taking place between the spigot on the tank and the body of the petcock, not on the the threads of the petcock nut.
The petcock body and nut swivel for positioning.
You can jb weld the nut onto the spigot it does not matter, what matters is as long as the petcock body draws tight with the o-ring sealing washer between it and the sealing surface of the tank spigot it will not leak. If there is no seal here, it does not matter what is on the threads. I gave you the part # for the Honda gasket in the other thread if it starts leaking again. Chances are you got the o-ring in there now squished just right and it sealed up and will be okay for awhile.
Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:33 pm Post subject: Re: BBQ Build Progress and Motorcycle Update
...and here I thought you were going to slide that tank off the truck on to the cart!
Hindsight being 20/20 if you choked up on that chain a little more you could've used the come-along to lift the tank high enough to roll the cart under without all the Egyptian pyramid building that took place.
Instead of a new come-along, look into a "chain fall" or chain hoist.
Come-alongs are not proper lifting devices, says the redneck who's been lifting a 200lb PTO generator up on to a Workmate using a come-along hung from a gantry made from a sliding door track.
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