Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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How to Build a Rotisserie Pit BBQ

How to Build a Rotisserie Pit BBQ

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DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

I don’t weld, but thank goodness for friends who do. (You’re the best Larry!) We used an old food-grade drum (cut in half length-wise), some scrounged bed-frame angle iron, and 1/2″ threaded rod to whip up this hinged lid.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

My advice would be to measure often here. We just barely managed to cover the length of the BBQ opening, but it worked! With some patience we made it square and then used a hockey-stick for a handle, spaced away from the BBQ with 5″ bolts and copper pipe. Caution here because the handle can get a little toasty when there’s a roaring fire.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

A ‘secret’ feature of this BBQ is the adjustable warming plate. The steel drum wasn’t wide enough front-to-back so we added a 12″ wide steel plate on the back.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

This makes a great surface for keeping dishes & plates warm while dinner is cooking. It can be moved to allow for more or less smoke to escape too.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

To make the lid rotate we welded 12″ lengths of threaded rod to the back of the lid (on the angle iron bracing).

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

This is then fed into vertical hinge brackets on the side of the cinder blocks and secured with bolts, allowing for a fully open BBQ when needed.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

It probably goes without saying that no one wants to BBQ with toxic vapors floating around. For that reason, we had a really good & hot fire in the BBQ prior to using it for any kind of cooking. It burned off all the various finishes, though surprisingly, the exterior drum paint was hardly affected.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

To protect the steel from rust I’ve been told to use “High-Heat” flat-black paint on the exterior surfaces. Other internal parts can be protected with repeated applications of Canola oil which has a higher smoke point than most other oils.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

And here’s the finished product in use. We spear the turkeys length-wise and then use large steel ‘nails’ through holes in the spit to keep the meat from spinning freely. Wrap it all securely with stainless wire and foil, and even more wire, to keep it a tight-knit bundle of goodness.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

Our 20 lbs birds took about 6 hours of cooking, removing the foil near the end for an hour of browning. Note that we sometimes supplement the fire with charcoal briquettes for a quick and long-lasting heat source.

DIY Rotisserie Pit BBQ

After the turkeys and rotisserie are removed two more pipes can be laid down on the support arms and a grill placed on top to keep food warm.

That’s how we did it… Now go try it yourself… Good luck!

Thanks to  for this great project!

 

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