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Unread 12-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Ello all the brethren. I have found my dream grill or at least one of them.

http://www.grillery.com/khxc/index.p...r71y3zes4wmxw5

it is called the Inferno made by grill works. I would like to design a wood fired/charcoal grill. I have exp in autocad and solid modeling and would love some help in how to make a smaller less expensive edition that can cook for a small group. I would love to have a santa maria style grill in it. anyone have exp in designing something like this? I just need some ideas and tips of where to start.

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That looks bad a** I will keep that one in mind in the shop this year. Good luck. Post your progress
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dont know where to start. first i need to get an internship at a metal shop... im tired of getting no experience and no one wants to hire me as a engineering student,, grrrrr. haha
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design is harder than i thought. haha. any ideas where to start? thanks guys.
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If you have Auto CAD, start with the back fire brick wall. There are nine sections and it looks like they used standard size fire bricks. Each firebrick is 9"x4.5"x1.5". That is a known size and you should be able to design form those measurements.

Edit: After looking at the firebox detail it looks like the brick are thicker than 1.5". If you want to save money while building, you could use the standard brick.
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That grill looks smarter than me. And generally, I don't get along well with "things" that are smarter than me. People on the other hand, I do well with.
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If you have Auto CAD, start with the back fire brick wall. There are nine sections and it looks like they used standard size fire bricks. Each firebrick is 9"x4.5"x1.5". That is a known size and you should be able to design form those measurements.

Edit: After looking at the firebox detail it looks like the brick are thicker than 1.5". If you want to save money while building, you could use the standard brick.
perfect. i can design from that dimension of brick. That design is my ultimate but that size is a we bit large for me. Basically, i would love to have a wood fired grill that can cook 20 burgers, steaks or chicken pieces. Have the back and bottom lined with fire brick. Have a grate about half inch or 1 inch above the fire brick to ensure ash does not snuff out the embers. I will have off to one side a chimney style starter for the wood where the embers will fall and then i can grab what i want. I will also have another chimney to hold mass amounts of lump to be lit. haha

thats my goal.

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Look at some of the detail pictures in the larger format they offer on the site. The picture are completely different than the one shown.
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Look at some of the detail pictures in the larger format they offer on the site. The picture are completely different than the one shown.
yeah i noticed that on some of them. IE, the fire box picture, when you click on it shows something else. haha.

Let me ask this, is a back to the grill important? or should it be open like a trailer bed type cooker?

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Yes, the back is what makes this different from other Santa Maria style grills. The firebrick act as a heat sink and reflect heat back at what is being cooked. on the grill.
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Yes, the back is what makes this different from other Santa Maria style grills. The firebrick act as a heat sink and reflect heat back at what is being cooked. on the grill.
ok, perfect. looks as if im gonna add that to the drawings. i have working drawings for ver 1.0a, and now ill have working drawings for ver 1.0b. hahaha. Thanks for the info. im having fun trying to design this. i think ill draw it up in sketchup soon or autocad inventor 3d solided modeling. haha
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That's a swett lookin project.

I can't offer any tips about design, but I do have some experience with firebricks.

It seems that the splits are more easily available (about 2" thick) but that isn't the one you are looking for I think. The full bricks are the size mentioned in above posts. Call around to local brickyards where you should be able to get them for about $1.50 or so. Fireplace stores will rip you off - one place wanted to charge me $7 per split! Also check at a few brickyards if you can. The quality varies, and there are differences in temperature ratings too I think. When I bought firebricks in Iowa, they were higher quality than the ones I bought in Houston.

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thanks for the advice on the bricks. Im excited for this project. might take me a while to make. but thats ok
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