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Unread 05-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #16
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That is a fine build!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #17
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Hold that thought! Now that this is done, wait 'til you se my next project!
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I believe a dome/box something could be rigged up to put on the grate to cook pizza in , Has it been done?
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #18
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I've been looking for a while but never seen a tri tip at any price here on north Florida. Alternates?


Publix can get them for you. Not cheap but just to try one...
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
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dwfisk That looks awesome brother could I get a crimson elephant on one side!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Probably! The guy that does it has a bunch of patterns. I've seen the bulldog and (obviousoy) the gator, should I ask?
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That is a slick setup. I like it. Wish I had a good supply of steel, I'd like to give something like that a go.
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A stick of 2"x2" square tubing, a stick of 2" angle, some expanded metal and assorted scrap and you are there. I had it laying around from other projects, but probably less than $150 total, including the winch from Northern Tool. Go for it!
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That is a slick setup. I like it. Wish I had a good supply of steel, I'd like to give something like that a go.
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A real Santa Maria pit would have been a 4 to 6 rod rotisserie rig, the rods would need to be about 5 feet long, and 5/8" diameter. It doesn't have to be motor driven, the real big boys of Santa Maria turn by hand. Each rod should hold two full sirloins.

So, there is the challenge.
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Well, I don't think I'll be there anytime soon, at least not with this build. But maybe one full sirloin once I get the rotisserie added. Speaking of rotisseries, anybody have any experience with the battery operated motors?
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A real Santa Maria pit would have been a 4 to 6 rod rotisserie rig, the rods would need to be about 5 feet long, and 5/8" diameter. It doesn't have to be motor driven, the real big boys of Santa Maria turn by hand. Each rod should hold two full sirloins.

So, there is the challenge.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:01 PM   #25
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Awesome!
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I've never seen a Tri Tip here in Central West F either! I've looked too.
Nice lookin rig, real nice work....cept that Gator thingie

I thinks you can call it what you want, looks like a Sante Maria to me!
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Dave that looks awesome!! Really nice!!
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Great job! Good idea!
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Outstanding Build. I think I'm gonna use some of your ideas but my logo is gonna be much nicer since it'll be a Razorback Hog. :)
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Everybody should have a plasma cutter anyhow, glad to provide an excuse!
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Outstanding Build. I think I'm gonna use some of your ideas but my logo is gonna be much nicer since it'll be a Razorback Hog. :)
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