You can have a barbecue here but it has to be in either the portable
kind on wheels or if you're going to use a pile of bricks then you need
to pull a permit and get the inspector to approve it, and he's not gonna
unless the bricks are mortared together.
Not at all in areas that have or are susceptible to red flag warnings --
it's common-sense protection to minimize chances for wildfires that
easily can get out of hand.
The "permit" is no-cost; the requirement means there's some control over
where/what/when and an awareness of who/where/when so have handle on
responders and sufficient to handle just in case.
The difference to the miscreant is if have gotten the permit and
something happens as long as you abided by conditions and it was an
inadvertent incident such as a sudden gust of wind you're off the hook.
If, otoh, you ignore and go ahead any way, you can be liable for
responder costs and penalties.
But then I wouldn't have known the history of the wheelwright, would not
have watched LOX light a charcoal grill, would not have seen what
happens when a bowl of Liquid Nitrogen is dumped in a swimming pool
(spin off of the LOX) would not have known HF sells a propane weed
burner for $12.
On the other hand, if it were me, I would have likely screwed up a wheel
or two before asking, and another after asking before realizing there is
more toit than meets the eye...
Conservatives believe every day is the Fourth of July, Liberals believe
No. 21 wide by 17 deep. There's also the question of whether it gets
hot enough for good take-up. The tire doesn't just have to fit, it has
to be a little undersized when cold so that it loads the wooden parts in
compression--that's where the strength of the wheel comes from. 500F
will give about a quarter inch of expansion with low carbon steel, red
heat will give close to a half inch. The various 1800s and early 1900s
blacksmithing journals suggest that the iron in use at the time would
expand more than this.
By the way, the large pizza from the big chains is 14-15 inch, the
independents may go 18.
Three barbecues in a triangle?
According to this sectional tires are also authentic:
I'd angle the ends of one felloe such that screws through the rim
wedge it in.
Long ago I watched the smith at Mystic Seaport finish a wheel. IIRC he
had a jig that clamped the wheel together and located the hot rim when
he dropped it on.
Clear a spot on the ground and pile some charcoal over it. Perhaps use old
bricks to shore up the outer diameter of the pile. I don't know if this
violates your 'no burn' statute, but you could say you are roasting a goat.
Judicious use of a high output propane weed burner would eventually work as
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