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Old 03-25-2007, 12:16 PM
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Question pit door ?

i am building a pit out of a 24 inch diameter pipe 5 foot long and .25 inch thick i already welded the end caps and the fire box the fire box was mounted on the bottom in the middle i am now cutting the cooking chamber door it will be one large door i am useing a abrasive cut off wheel to keep the heat down . i cut all the way across the top and about 4 inches down each side .it looks like the metal door is starting to roll out .it is now about 3/16 inch higher than the top of grill .is this normal or do ineed to do something to stop this can anyone help me thank you
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:04 PM
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This person built a pit and explained how they went about cutting the door to avoid warping or mis-shaping it:

His instructions on the doors begin with the picture titled "To make precise measurements for your doors, you need to find top dead center of your cooking chamber." followed by "Laying out your doors."

More detail is obtained from clicking each of the relevant pictures, including:
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