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Sprung door

Postby barrel_proof_parable » Fri Jul 22, 2022 7:05 pm

Hey all,
Having a good time building my first and last 20" pit.

Ran into a problem where the pipe sprung though. Hammer and beads inside haven't fixed it. The end caps were welded on prior to cutting out the door.

I drew some red lines to emphasize the way it's sprung. Any advice very appreciated!
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Re: Sprung door

Postby Rambo » Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:43 pm

Hang tight; there’s some people here who can help when they see this. It may be a day or 2
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Re: Sprung door

Postby Rambo » Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:12 am

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Re: Sprung door

Postby strength_and_pow » Mon Jul 25, 2022 5:10 pm

I’m guessing the center is sprung outward. If you out a straight edge along the edge from the i side, how much is the center bulged? 1/2”? 1”? And is the door/cut out piece sprung an equal amount? You could possibly heat areas with a torch then quench with a wet rag which will cause the metal to shrink and flatten out but it could be a long process to work 4 different areas ( top and bottom edges of the body and top and bottom edges of the door). I’m assuming you will be adding some flat stock to the door to create an overlap? If so you could affix high temp stove gasket material to the flat stock and it could help seal it up.

https://www.mcmaster.com/rope-gaskets/s ... dge-seals/


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Re: Sprung door

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:35 am

I need to see a pic of the door in the closed position.
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Re: Sprung door

Postby barrel_proof_parable » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:51 pm

The fix:
Since the main pipe is .25" thick, I got a .25" thick piece of flatbar, 1.5" wide. And then on the lower door opening, cut out 1.5" down, across the whole length of the door opening. Then welded the flatbar in place. Turned out well!
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Re: Sprung door

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:45 am

Probably could've used a center bar and just pulled the barrel in and attached it to the center bar. It would also help support the center of the grate if you were using a single grate.
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