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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-08-2015, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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So I go camping a few times a year and I was tiered of the plastic bins for all the gear. So I decided to build myself a kitchen.I built this grill 5 years ago, it brakes down to fit in the bottom box.I still need some wing nuts for the adjustable legs. I still need to finish the paint then a few coats of clear. Also I'm going to build a hitch basket of it out of this cart.

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That came out nice and I like the hitch basket idea

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That's just friggin' cool. Everything's modular. The pull-out sink and cutting board were a great addition. That had to take a long time to plan out to get everything to work/fit together like that.

Million-dollar-idea? I think so. My boss would be the first in line and, probably, buy three.

Can I steal your idea for the grill before you patent this thing, though? I'd like to build a mini-version out of stainless to keep in my backcountry pack. I don't like the ones they sell in the stores. They're cheap.

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That's just friggin' cool. Everything's modular. The pull-out sink and cutting board were a great addition. That had to take a long time to plan out to get everything to work/fit together like that.

Million-dollar-idea? I think so. My boss would be the first in line and, probably, buy three.

Can I steal your idea for the grill before you patent this thing, though? I'd like to build a mini-version out of stainless to keep in my backcountry pack. I don't like the ones they sell in the stores. They're cheap.

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Thanks Eric, it did take a little time to lay it out .I should have split the large box in two. It would make it ezer to move by my self. I built the grill after seeing one a buddy of mine built. But he's has two legs, mine has more adjustability in it. Meaning the grill can swing out a way from the fire or removed from the fire. Feel free steal a way.

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That came out nice and I like the hitch basket idea
Thanks Jim

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I like that...any idea how much it weighs?

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Dave, now that it's starting to melt down and warm a little in the area I'm going to get by soon and see you. I am looking forward to seeing this creation as well. Give a guy some metal and a welder and when he needs or wants something he will make it himself. Looks real nice Dave.

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show off............nice.

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I like that...any idea how much it weighs?
Thanks maybe 200. That a good question I'll weigh it this weekend.
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Dave, now that it's starting to melt down and warm a little in the area I'm going to get by soon and see you. I am looking forward to seeing this creation as well. Give a guy some metal and a welder and when he needs or wants something he will make it himself. Looks real nice Dave.
Tom, you can stop by any time. The weather has been a little ruff.

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show off............nice.
I about spit my coffee out. Thanks

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Nice, but it look familiar. Where have I seen one before?




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That's a nice set up.

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Thanks Guys , a few more pics I just used the rails off the cart.Had to cut up an old hitch for the 2 1/2" tube. The rest of the basket is 1 1/2" tubing. I'm using it for the hitch for the basket, adding the ban on the tube. The basket tack up This is probable the way I will carry it ,with the small box in the bronco. The large box weighs 185 lbs the small box weighs 70 lbs.

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A few pics from last weekend.

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Full of Win. That grill is great, or there is a lot of grate in that grill, no pun intended.



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I added a thermal siphon to the kitchen for hot water at camp.





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Awesome man! The hot water siphon is a cool, old school trick. Back in the day, they would take a copper coil like you made, and notch a #10 can to fit, and put coals from the fire inside, or a couple charcoal briquettes. Ive seen one with a reservoir made from a big 15 gallon or so stew pot like the ones used for frying whole turkeys. I like the cooler idea for its insulation properties.

Question: are you siphoning from the bottom of the cooler or from just under the lid?

For anyone interested; for efficiency purposes, siphoning from the colder, more pressurized water at the bottom of the reservoir is an ideal set-up. The taller the water column of the reservoir, the greater difference in temp from top to bottom. Likewise, the taller, the water column, the higher the pressure will be at the bottom, also increasing the rate at which water will flow through the heating coil, and back up to the top of the reservoir.

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[QUOTE=BigBlue 94;6683994]Awesome man!

Question: are you siphoning from the bottom of the cooler or from just under the lid?

Yes, one hose at the bottom and the other at the top just under the water.
It's so simple and I can't believe I waited so long to build one.
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Wow, very nice setup. Looks like you have all of the bases covered !

Great job !

The only thing I didnt see was the hot chick doing the cooking.....
Was she just out of frame ?

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