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KotaChuk678 02-15-2013 08:41 PM

NB Bandera baffles project
 
OK, Got this far with it, how much more do I need to finish it? What tools do I need to best cut it out and make the appropiate bends?


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...psc442bca7.jpg

BBQchef33 02-15-2013 08:52 PM

u need a good tin snips, roto tool or dremel to cut it out.

You can bend it with a couple of sections of 2x4 about 12-14 inches long, and a rubber mallot. Use them as you would use a brake. Score the bends with the rotozip wheel, a chisel or whatever. It will help get clean bends.

a drill to drill out the 2 holes.

KotaChuk678 02-23-2013 11:43 AM

worked out alright with the tin snips, I guess!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...pse16c0880.jpg

KotaChuk678 02-23-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KotaChuk678 (Post 2369801)
OK, Got this far with it, how much more do I need to finish it? What tools do I need to best cut it out and make the appropriate bends?


http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...c442bca7-1.jpg


More better!

BBQchef33 02-23-2013 11:53 AM

Not that it would matter much, But I think the tabs go inside the firebox. When I did mine, i put them in the chamber like you did and the designer corrected me.

i left it and it worked fine.


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Originally Posted by KotaChuk678 (Post 2379837)
worked out alright with the tin snips, I guess!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...pse16c0880.jpg


BBQchef33 02-23-2013 11:55 AM

n3ext mod should be a new firegrate and then the door gasket.

fire grate is a must! If youy only have the stock one that sits on the firebox floor, you'll get frustrated. It doesnt allow for enough airflow under the fire. You have to raise it up onto one of the rails.

KotaChuk678 02-23-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBQchef33 (Post 2379846)
Not that it would matter much, But I think the tabs go inside the firebox. When I did mine, i put them in the chamber like you did and the designer corrected me.

i left it and it worked fine.

Yeah well I wasn't sure of that but I did know that the upper lip was supposed to be tucked in between the the smoke box and firebox but I had trouble with the left side (rear of box) couldn't clear a clean path up there so I mounted the way it would fit clean:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps59174e53.jpg

cholloway 02-23-2013 12:21 PM

Close counts! That oughta work just fine.

KotaChuk678 02-23-2013 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BBQchef33 (Post 2379848)
n3ext mod should be a new firegrate and then the door gasket.

fire grate is a must! If youy only have the stock one that sits on the firebox floor, you'll get frustrated. It doesnt allow for enough airflow under the fire. You have to raise it up onto one of the rails.

Oh that was my very 1st mod here a couple weeks ago:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps7bf0e9a5.jpg

Bigdog 02-23-2013 08:58 PM

Man, this thread takes me back a few years. Back to 2003 when we were new born and called ourselves the Bandera Brethren.:thumb:

BOT: Nice job on the mods. :clap:

KotaChuk678 02-23-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigdog (Post 2380624)
Man, this thread takes me back a few years. Back to 2003 when we were new born and called ourselves the Bandera Brethren.:thumb:

BOT: Nice job on the mods. :clap:

Yes I guess it took me a while to find you guys and the great idea's here. I wasn't sure of how many of these models were around and always had temp problems with mine.

I was actually looking for more or the round offset model and this one happened to turn up at the Home Depot one day and I grabbed it!

The recent Sandy hurricane up north here nearly destroyed it, not really but turned it on end and broke the wheels off and I found your site that way and have since marveled at the all the old threads on this model.


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