Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:23 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am thinking of making an outside BBQ grill with a chimney that will burn wood and who knows maybe coal. I want to use either brick or stone to make it, I am guessing that I will have to use cinderblocks to make the inside parts. I can go up to 6 ft by 4 ft for the base, I could probably go bigger. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations. I tried the local library, Lowe's and Home Depo, and even looked this up online, but I could not find much information. I guess the new trend is to go with a stainless steal unit with brick or stone around it. I really do not want to go that route. That will look to fancy for my hilly billy look. lol

I need information on how to draft the chimney and how to lay the foundation to support the chimney base. Any help would be very much appreciated!!! Thanks in advance,

Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:48 pm

Lowes couldn't help you? They have so many 'online' plans that they print out for customers, I'm surprised to here they don't have any plans for a grill . There was a great commercial on the DUY (Do-it-yourself) channel, showing how to build a grill. They probably have plans online. I'll check....
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:57 pm

Here are some designs that I like....

http://zefirro.com/Products/index.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:21 pm

I'm having trouble entering it in write but there were plans...honest. http://bbq.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&z ... _pit.shtml
Last edited by cokehead on Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: dtzackus On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:49 pm

I guess it depends on what Lowe's and Home Depot. I do not trust most of the people that work their. I have a background in electricial, and was given really bad advice on how to plug in a 3 plug stove into a 4 plug outlet. Trust me, I did not take his advice. When I asked both of our stores, they told me to look at their books. Then I only saw books on using a stainless steal BBQ and put bricks/stones around it.

I liked the website Chris F showed me, I need to adjust form their metric sizes to good ole USA Standard size, plus I am looking for either stone or brick, not their Mexican Adobe look, but I am hoping to use some of their ideas.

I tried the website that cokehead gave, but it didn't work.

Thanks again! Dan
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar LCC
Stove/Furnace Make: Gibraltar
Stove/Furnace Model: LCC

Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:56 pm

dtzackus wrote: I have a background in electricial, and was given really bad advice on how to plug in a 3 plug stove into a 4 plug outlet.

I hear ya, I once had one of their yahoos try to tell me how to hook up a 4-wire deep well pump with 3-strand insulated well wire. "Just leave off the ground". :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:39 pm

I edited the web site address. It should link you to the site now. Click on the pictures of the bbq pits for more info.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Locke, Godin, Tarm in da works
Stove/Furnace Model: Warm Morning 617-A, 3721, 502

Re: Outdoor BBQ grill with chimney

PostBy: Sting On: Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:28 pm

OK some may laugh at my design -- but it works really well --currently it is rusting and some of the holes have defeated the draft but -- Oh Well

I took a cast off diverting valve from a feed mill - turned it upside down and that gave me a perfect 6 inch tapered to black smoke pipe hole at the top ( once I stuck in an 8 to 6 inch nipple ) -- I welded a box on the back to make it deeper and welded four brackets on the sides to support 2 foot square off the shelf grills at two heights in the box. I only use the lower one.

I build a generous hard wood fire in the bottom and "Gethrows Still" cooks my dinner most weekends for about the last ten summers.
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG