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Old 12-10-2012, 07:31 AM
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I'm starting this projecct so we can cook a pig for Christmas, and need y'all to give some creative ideas for a simple firebox/lid.

I'm leaning towards using an old sink, but am at a road block on how to plug the drain holes...

What's y'all's thoughts?

I don't have access to metal and welders right now, so this piece will be the base for what everything else is built around.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:26 AM
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Where do you live. I may be able mto help you out with plugging the hole
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Dig a square hole in the ground A couple feet deep are so, line hole with aluminum foil and lay in grill off the ground a few inches, cover with a piece of metal/ tin and make fire on top, seen this done plenty of times.
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I'm in Broussard.

I've dug holes before and done it that way, but they are difficult to bring with you for tailgating.
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Dig a square hole in the ground A couple feet deep are so, line hole with aluminum foil and lay in grill off the ground a few inches, cover with a piece of metal/ tin and make fire on top, seen this done plenty of times.
Guys at the deer camp did that once years back. Next trip up we brought a Cajun microwave. They couldn't believe they had wasted all that time over the years digging holes!
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I'm in Broussard.

I've dug holes before and done it that way, but they are difficult to bring with you for tailgating.
Yeah I would imagine that would be a problem, lol
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1- Get a metal drain stop, remove the rubber gaskets, line it with aluminum foil and stick it in the hole

2- Get a small piece of tin, call your plimber buddy over and have him and solder it to the sink

3- Get a cover built at your local sheet metal shop


I like the sink Idea, you could get some grates and cook over the coals like that.
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I'm in Broussard.

I've dug holes before and done it that way, but they are difficult to bring with you for tailgating.
If you make it to Morgan City I can help you out.
If you you can get some metal and rivet it in.
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If you make it to Morgan City I can help you out.
If you you can get some metal and rivet it in.

PM Sent, the box will be done tonight - all that's left is the lid/coal tray, and a base, but that part is easy...
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any pics?
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I can't post from my phone, do I need to get tapatalk?
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I can't post from my phone, do I need to get tapatalk?

If you have a smartphone it is the easiest way that I know of.
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Cool, my buddy has one like that. He used it a couple time then ended up insulating on the outside and it worked much better.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to do that before I wrap it. Not sure if I want a cypress wrap, diamond plate, or tin...
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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to do that before I wrap it. Not sure if I want a cypress wrap, diamond plate, or tin...

Get some old pallets and make a rustic/cypress look.
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Would it be worth it to build a smaller one? Say 24"x24"x20" deep for briskets, roasts, ribs. Whole chickens and turkeys? Ill never do a whole pig but i think it would be really cool to build one
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Would it be worth it to build a smaller one? Say 24"x24"x20" deep for briskets, roasts, ribs. Whole chickens and turkeys? Ill never do a whole pig but i think it would be really cool to build one
Yea, I built this one just for big family get togethers so we can do a hog, or a few turkeys or a bunch of chickens.

I will definitely do one about half this size next for what you are talking about.
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Took a break from it, now I got the plate done. All that's left is installing the thermometer and making my grate and drip pan.

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