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Title: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on December 22, 2009, 02:19:45 am
Ok, this time I took a fall and took my OBS with me. I busted up the plastic on the bottom of the door.

No place for the bottom hinge pin, so I am considering getting a set of utility hinges and mount the door from the side.

Any body else been down this route? 

As an OBTW, my OBS is almost black on the inside, and smells wonderful with noting in it!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 22, 2009, 02:45:10 am
Hi Starship;

Haven't seen you post in a while. My only concern would be the type of fastener you use. A metal screw in the thin sheet metal may have too much stress on it. But I know you will figure it out.

Gee! I'm giving advice to the man who replace the back of his smoker with  heavier gauge sheet metal. ;D
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on December 22, 2009, 04:32:32 am
Good thoughts there, but:  I have my OBS mounted to the cart with 4 self tapping sheet metal screws, and when WE fell, it did not budge from it's mounting! My foot got the beating!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: ArnieM on December 22, 2009, 07:12:01 am
How about trying to get some replacement parts from Bradley?  But, maybe your way will be more fun.  ;D
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: classicrockgriller on December 22, 2009, 12:20:43 pm
Ok, this time I took a fall and took my OBS with me. I busted up the plastic on the bottom of the door.

No place for the bottom hinge pin, so I am considering getting a set of utility hinges and mount the door from the side.

Any body else been down this route? 

As an OBTW, my OBS is almost black on the inside, and smells wonderful with noting in it!


Did you happen to get any pics of the fall?

J/K glad you and the Bradley are basically ok.
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on December 22, 2009, 01:16:00 pm
No pics of the fall, but I will update after we are both well with a picture!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: hal4uk on December 22, 2009, 04:47:32 pm
Well...  next time you're carrying your smoker in one hand, your camera, and a beer in the other, and you happen to trip...
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on December 24, 2009, 07:48:34 am
Cost of door is $48 and change! Home depot here I come!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on January 03, 2010, 08:40:00 pm
The door repair with Home Depot henge's worked out very very well.  I will post pictures if anyone wants to see the door. Cooked spare ribs this weekend and they were good!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: Quarlow on January 03, 2010, 11:44:40 pm
Yeah lets see your handy work.
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on January 04, 2010, 04:14:03 pm
One of two henges
(http://www.samshuford.com/images/Bradleykeep/IMG_0355.JPG)
Latch to hold door securly shut
(http://www.samshuford.com/images/Bradleykeep/IMG_0356.JPG)
Picture showing PID mount
(http://www.samshuford.com/images/Bradleykeep/IMG_0357.JPG)
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: ArnieM on January 04, 2010, 04:25:32 pm
Nice job starship!  It looks better than new.  Can you put a padlock on the door closure thingy  ??? ;D
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on January 04, 2010, 04:47:40 pm
No, but not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: classicrockgriller on January 04, 2010, 04:51:45 pm
Looks good! Back in business.

Becareful this time! ;D
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on January 04, 2010, 04:54:51 pm
Got inserts for my shoes, no more feet problems, no more falls (I hope)

Yes sir, it cooks real good!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: ArnieM on January 04, 2010, 05:08:39 pm
Be careful starship.  I have some nasty arthritis.  One knee gave out about a week ago and I went down a half flight of stairs - luckily carpeted.

I'll never cease to be amazed at the people on this forum with their ingenuity and creativity. 
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: HawkeyeSmokes on January 04, 2010, 05:22:43 pm
Nice fix there starship!

You just can't keep a good man smoker down.  ;D
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: jfriess128 on June 28, 2010, 04:47:17 am
Good looking repair. I need to do the same thing. It's has been 6 months since you posted these. How are the hinges holding up and is there anyhtiong you would do different?

Also, did the latch come form Home Depot too?
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on June 28, 2010, 10:12:20 am
What henges? Smile!  I put them on and forgot them. Yes, that have worked very well.  Latch was home depot also.
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: TestRocket on June 28, 2010, 05:34:13 pm
I’m glad you’re Ok and got the Bradley back together. It looks good and tight. I see you have installed a shelf for your PID. I’ve been thinking about ways to give me a shelf for my PID and remote temp probes and I like what I saw in the PIC. Please feel me in: PICS or whatever you can because I want to do something and I’m concerned about the thin skin on the Bradley. Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: starship on June 28, 2010, 05:40:25 pm
The bradley is sheet metal skin, and as such; sheet metal screws work well. Just use short ones that won't go all the way through to the inside.  HD sells shelve brackets, that and some pine wood, and paint.
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: TestRocket on June 28, 2010, 06:03:04 pm
Got it and thanks!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: beefmann on July 09, 2010, 10:26:58 am
good  job and nice quick fix
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: carleethian on December 27, 2018, 09:21:41 am
Any way you can repost the picture? The bottom of my door is busted up too and want to figure out how to fix it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Broken Door, again, and Home Depot Henges
Post by: TedEbear on January 08, 2019, 09:44:11 am
Any way you can repost the picture? The bottom of my door is busted up too and want to figure out how to fix it. Thanks!

Here's mine.  I bought the hinges from HD.  I guess I could make it look nicer if I primed and spray painted them flat black but I'm the only one who looks at my smoker and the fix works.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ecqw5k22BRjalALy1feAeCigzfTqeo-x2CkInC-bgNgnsNzzQT7GHnbVjXYg_ZEUrLVJIYUwHONj1Vublkvq86oKIkZ5fis605ZXKdAFIpPRlz4Ic0X8ejiHJwWocO5s7wxb-sLCbAVa1VpN6-xruO6ZQHiNCZMVLbmsO8Ww9qinlzJgsWByF92FPFcDHb8wbgL4OYZIz2ZFRg9ei8tT8hWaumtRPPzDZCSCbV13lVkzqaww_5SVj6TO_6zpk-ICcD9y9tN2bJxhHX9bFBICg8f66e8Zu3_NEFkiAgQ9ikNlyUiBzF7YiX-o2zrJbX-0qaSUCdm5lMSoNGpkJueGDIaACOcTextObEwr8thEy_2GJPEEsEKucdn4t1mIBRVeiqKS8_-vB8C0fLjDuWF3X0gbP37CbSSj1BmUAS1KsYxVNbehxy4EGFxF1nhM4eDvr64RYHiUV8O1bJZtRKmHOqsydND2OzUzuF9fyO99z-id36r-R84VMXtezaT49atchZbIka5N-EB5PwA6b6vKzcW7b4c2xtdE9_6Ij0R_DpY97ikHqyDu5_56q2lKKdLlB5Pj_foCVPUb4AllcN6GNrLBV-d1phS6R6GoIruOkenAgRzzCKIS7IxGMNuzYQgI3H8fi88TOJeUUfS9k6xfAk8=w527-h936-no)