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DonnieW
06-19-2011, 01:19 PM
Well it's finally done. My Klose 6' custom backyard pit is done! But it's still 1600 miles away

I gotta say its been a pleasure to deal with Klose. I am extremely happy it turned out precisely how I asked. I mocked up the a drawing of what I wanted and they nailed it. Sure it's a pretty straight-forward design, but I was picky on the dimensions as well as the placement of things like blower port, racks, etc. Not to mention the vato who worked on it does beautiful welding.

Can't wait to baptize it with some good Canadian swine.


http://i55.tinypic.com/2j4wmf7.jpg

Big_Ern
06-19-2011, 01:36 PM
very very nice

kelmac07
06-19-2011, 01:44 PM
Plenty of good BBQing is in your immediate future. :tu :tu

LostAbbott
06-19-2011, 01:45 PM
That is a stunning grill Donnie... Can ask how much a custom grill like that will set you back?

DonnieW
06-19-2011, 01:49 PM
That is a stunning grill Donnie... Can ask how much a custom grill like that will set you back?

They range from 1-2 months pay. :D

It's a smoker btw.

Old Sailor
06-19-2011, 01:52 PM
:O:O

LostAbbott
06-19-2011, 01:56 PM
They range from 1-2 months pay. :D

It's a smoker btw.


Thanks! I don't really keep the titles of the equipment all that straight. grill, smoker BBQ... I use my smoker all the time for all three so I don't differentiate.

DonnieW
06-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Thanks! I don't really keep the titles of the equipment all that straight. grill, smoker BBQ... I use my smoker all the time for all three so I don't differentiate.

Neither does practically any Canadian I've met, so I won't hold it against you. :D

God knows I've tried to impress the differences to people, or educate them if you will. They still call it BAR-BUH-QUE!

Mikes
06-19-2011, 04:03 PM
Klose pits are the bomb. As soon as my old smoker rusts out I am going to make the short drive down there to Houston and pick one up

congrats on the new buy! Bet the shipping of that 500# beast is going to be killer ;o(

DonnieW
06-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Klose pits are the bomb. As soon as my old smoker rusts out I am going to make the short drive down there to Houston and pick one up

congrats on the new buy! Bet the shipping of that 500# beast is going to be killer ;o(

500#? :r

It weighed in at 1350 pounds!!

390lb - 24" OD Pipe
365lb - Firebox
220lb - Square Tube Frame
75lb - Grills
75lb - 3' x Exhaust OD Pipe
70lb - 2 end caps
65lb - 36' angle iron
30lb - wheels

Gas prices went up 25% since I ordered it, so yeah it's killer to ship.

RHNewfie
06-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Can't wait for the first bar-buh-que!!!

Coach Deg
06-19-2011, 05:33 PM
That's awesome!

chippewastud79
06-19-2011, 05:35 PM
Thats a beaut! I'll take two. :tu

Acesfull
06-19-2011, 05:42 PM
They range from 1-2 months pay. :D

It's a smoker btw.

Better investment than those engagement rings that are supposed to be 3 months pay :)

So when is the party?

GolfNut
06-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Oof! Absofrigginlutely stunning!! I didn't even know there was a company doing those!

Congratulations!! Just WOW!!!

DMK
06-19-2011, 06:45 PM
- one way ticket from Buffalo to Houston $79.00
- U Haul truck rental from Houston to Canada $940.00
Getting your hands on a Klose pit....

PRICLESS :banger

Smokin Gator
06-20-2011, 05:07 AM
That is one BA pit!!! Congrats on the purchase.

N2 GOLD
06-20-2011, 12:58 PM
KICK A$$ is all I can say... :tu :tu :tu

nofeardiver
06-20-2011, 01:18 PM
very nice... I'll go pick it up for you...LOL

DMK
07-01-2011, 11:03 AM
is it here yet??

Steve
07-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Nice! Dave does real nice work! Enjoy it

Fordman4ever
07-01-2011, 11:28 AM
That thing is amazing.

Stevez
07-01-2011, 01:10 PM
I have had the Klose website on my favorites for years and every once in awhile I go and drool. I want one and I can stand the price, but the shipping scares the he$$ll out of me. I think the shipping would come close to doubling the total price and that's what keeps me from doing this myself. Although, I haven't checked it out to be sure. Congrats anyway; that grill is awesome! Steve

Steve
07-01-2011, 01:27 PM
I have seen Dave mention that he is going to be someplace or another or that he has a delivery going someplace if someone wants to piggyback a delivery. You just have to keep an ear out on some of the BBQ forums, website, or just ask.

DonnieW
07-02-2011, 03:58 PM
To the comments posted here and the PM's about shipping...

BIG thanks to Nathan Hogancamp at FreightQuote for getting me some super fast shipping dirt cheap. I've been searching for shippers for the last two weeks and getting some pretty scary quotes, some more than the pit is worth!!

I took the recommendations of a few people and tried my luck at FreightQuote.com. After working with Nathan I found it's a breeze to ship big and heavy pits from one end of the country to the other. It's a lot less stress knowing its finally en route.

He ain't a member here, but feel he deserves a shout out as he went above and beyond to work things out knowing I was shipping an unwieldy bbq pit that needs to be across the country in 3 days. He's definitely the guy to call if you gotta move something big from far far away.

http://i52.tinypic.com/5kn2i8.jpg

Old Sailor
07-02-2011, 04:10 PM
:noon:tu

hotreds
07-02-2011, 04:13 PM
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DonnieW
07-02-2011, 06:38 PM
It's gonna be a sad day to see my old pit go. She has served me well and has had more meat in her than a Vegas hooker, probably cleaner too. :D

GreekGodX
07-02-2011, 07:23 PM
That's a freaking fantastic smoker :tu Good work Donnie

DonnieW
07-11-2011, 07:15 AM
Almost here. Those guys can build the best pits in the world, but they can't build a skid to save their lives. Thank goodness for a Brother here who had access to a forklift and another truck!

http://i55.tinypic.com/bdlds5.jpg

DonnieW
07-14-2011, 07:59 PM
Finally in its new home. A couple of loose items to install and it's good to go.

http://i53.tinypic.com/33mwxvm.jpg

Scottw
07-14-2011, 08:23 PM
What a gorgeous piece, good luck with it, I am 100% jealous right now.

Mikes
07-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Glad it got there!!!! Time to season it up, and get the 1st cook pix up. Just a great looking pit....had no idea how heavy on of his pits was ;0()!

nofeardiver
07-15-2011, 03:13 PM
wow that is awesome... beautiful piece...

MarkinCA
07-16-2011, 10:36 PM
Finally in its new home. A couple of loose items to install and it's good to go.

http://i53.tinypic.com/33mwxvm.jpg

Thats a nice looking Klose smoker you have there Donnie. Any chance of placing a few photo's here of the lid w/temp gage, and a couple of shots of the inside arrangement?

Thanks again and a great looking rig:tu