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  1. Finally able to use one grill last night,had it lit for over two hours with at least one hour straight on high without opening the lid.The only spot on the counter that was even a little hot was below one of the vents on the front and it was slightly warm to the touch. .Every side surrounding the grill was cold. I guess three inches of insulation is enoughI do not know if it makes much difference but this is a double lined body and hood.
  2. Progress is moving forward travetine is being placed on front ,if i should be so bold I am impresed with it .The grills are two sureheat tuscany 38 inch one charcoal conversion one gas .I will post pictures on sunday .This is 2 years in the making,I CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Thanks for the quick reply ,taking a short break from the kitchen.I used some 2 inch box tubing I had left over from an old screen enclosure that blew down during a hurricane.From the grill there is 1 layer of hardi 1/2 inch, 2 inch alum. box tubing and another layer of hardi that is screwed to the wood .It forms a sandwich. All seams are mastic sealed,on each layer.
  5. I debated for a long time about the use of wood/metal studs,and despite the fact that so many have used metal on this site I chose to use wood.(I really hope in a year or two that I am not starting a thread on "fixing rotten wood studs in a bbq kitchen").I again thank those who give their opinions about these informative topics in these forums. My reason for choosing wood is that it will last a lifetime if raised out of the water Does not rust. Actually a friend of mine helped convince me of the problems with the metal studs.He remodels bathrooms and showed me dozens of pics of metal studs rusted through as high a 3 feet off the floor. Has anyone using wood studs, used 4x6 to raise the wood studs off the floor ,since 2x4 are not rated for below grade,including pt .(maybe i am wrong but that tells me it is not rated for extended water contact.) Pt 4x6 are rated for direct,below grade. I have not noticed that on any of the posts here. I am trying to put some pics up but it is not allowing me ,hopefully later. Anyone on this forum having rot, infestation problems with their wood kitchens. Thanks again,time to get back to work installing hardie board on the outside.
  6. This is a vacation spot that we travel to a couple of times a year,and yes I do enjoy using my old cheap bbq grill as a slow cooker.Its an old charbroil santa fe (fantastic as a slow cooker) I was really looking for someone who lived up around the area,who knew of a hidden spot . Sorry bout the yelling(I was in a hurry).Decatur is about 4 hours round trip from me .In the location we are in you have taco bell sonic and a couple of other small restaurants .It does not matter at this point beef pork just some good bbq.The bbq that we have tried has been terrible .Thank you for any help We are located in a small town 45 minutes east of rome ga
  7. PLEASE HELP IS THERE ANY GOOD BBQ ANYWHERE IN NE ALABAMA ,THE PLACES I HAVE TRIED ARE AWFUL.0 ON A 1-10.THE BEST I HAVE HAD IS ON A ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET BEANS AND GREENS IN BFE ALABAMA
  8. Dr Dave let me first thank you for posting that presentation.That should be required reading for all who are ready to build an outdoor kitchen.I to am just about ready to start an outdoor kitchen,and will now thanks to you double or triple the number of vents used. Maybe if you can have the powerpoint as one of the first posts under this and other sections in the forum. Again thank you for the post
  9. i have two words for you CARBON MONOXIDE ,IF YOU GRILL IN YOUR GARAGE W/O PULLING THE UNIT FORWARD AND USING A LARGE FAN LIKE THE ABOVE ,YOU WILL FILL THE SPACE WITH CO AND UNLESS YOUR HOUSE WAS BUILT RECENTLY IT WILL SEEP INTO THE INSIDE.I AM ASSUMING YOU ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE OF COLD, THE TIGHT HOUSE WILL NOT ALLOW THE CO TO ESCAPE AS IT WOULD WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN. IF YOU HAVE A SECOND FLOOR EVEN WORSE FOR THEM, BAD IDEA .THE ONLY IDEA WORSE WOULD BE TO USE A CHARCOAL GRILL IN THE CENTER OF THE GARAGE IF YOU DO GRILL W/O A FAN REMEMBER RED SKIN NAUSEA TIRED THERE ARE MORE SIGNS BUT THATS ALL I CAN REMEMBER CALL 911 EVERYONE HERE HAS GIVEN GREAT ADVICE PLEASE BE CAREFUL
  10. hello brass finally got to unpack grill and set up.I had to take this grill apart also ,I am becoming a champ at it.The grill had a slight leak at the fitting inside the grill.A bout a half hr later up and running.Instead of steak i used chicken and eggplant ,any grill can grill steak. Even perfect even perfect.This is by far the best grill i have laid my hands on no flair ups from chicken and the eggplant was perfect even the ones in the corners. I had to preheat to burn off manufacturing gunk it took a little while to get to operating temp probably 600 by 10 min.A little slow but yours will have 33% more btu that should help.I always use charcoal mainly for taste and ease of use without flairups ,this grill will probably convert me.Absolutely no flairups while cooking. sureheat should pay me for this kind of write up. I was told that this grill was built to compete against the big boys in the 2-3000 range i think its a home run
  11. Not a problem I have a couple of parties today and i work 24 hrs on sun .mon i will pick up a couple of steaks and give it a shot.That was the problem i had with the tuskany no reviews ,however i do not regret the purchase at all.i will post the results either mon or tues. You are lucky I purchased a gas and am converting one to charcoal you have all that built into one grill. Dont let it confuse you enjoy it and spend time looking for exactly what you want. Is this grill a built in or cart?
  12. iI have 2 of the Tuscany models tgr38 from sureheat ,a major step down from the altima ,I have taken one apart ,to convert to charcoal the other is in original condition ,I have not used them yet ,however with the build quality the way that it is i would find it hard to believe it would not cook as other high end. grills do If you are that interested , i could unpack the gas version and connect it to my source and give it a shot,just let me know if you are that serious about the sureheat.The tuscany has three 18000 btu cast ss burners so it has a little less on paper.If you are interested in the build quality just check out the pictures in the conversion article a page or two back.good luck ,and have fun deciding.
  13. You can find alot of thier products at home depot,I have only seen them online though ,but they seem to be priced better than ebay
  14. For ss it is hard to beat barkeepers friend for cleaning and a ss cleaner for that beautiful clean look
  15. I own the Charbroil Santa fe Charcoal grill.I LOVE IT holds heat cooks beautiful ,I am building an outdoor built in and will truly mis its ability to cook.For $100 its an amazing value