The BBQ is practical and good from all sides. As a source of living fire, he has a relaxed rest, in the form of a place of cooking is very convenient in the country, in his house. Mangals for dachas can be built from any material: from metal to a used gas cylinder. The main thing in the device is to use the drawing of the brazier.
Determine the material. Brick
The usual brazier for unpretentious rest can be made by own hands, using sheet iron. Take into account that with the thickness of the iron used, its service life rises. The dimensions of the barbecue are optimally made 400 by 150 by 300 mm. But it does not matter. In the walls along the vertical holes are made to improve the quality of combustion. You can also put it on the legs for easy operation.
Brick brazier looks very elegant, and it can be done by any person with basic skills of construction work. For a brazier choose a place where it will always stand. The advantages of this arrangement are in the original appearance and fundamentality of construction. In addition, he has good thermal insulation.
A natural stone is also suitable for erecting a brazier on its site. To do this, make a drawing of the barbecue, prepare a place and bring a stone for construction. For such a brazier will need a foundation. In it, mount the reinforcing mesh, giving the shape of a cylinder. On the outside, this mesh is covered with stones using a specially designed glue.
When laying brazier, the inner part of it is important to replenish the ground and water it to make the structure more dense. After erecting and fixing the solution, it is important to warm the device so that it will dry out faster and better. And after a week this brazier can be used.
Also in specialized stores there is a large selection of ready-made braziers, you can choose any, determining the right size of the brazier. Sometimes they have a movable bottom, which can be raised or lowered, given the need for heat. Also can be provided suspension for cauldron, fastening.
Separately it is possible to allocate the brazier from wrought iron.
In their production, the highest quality metal is used. Each of these braziers is a work of art. In addition, they are a wonderful gift. The size of the brazier from the metal can be chosen by yourself, and you can order a ready-made project.
For their production, thick stainless steel is used, because the use of a brazier is associated with high temperatures.
It will be optimal if, when ordering this device, you will already represent its location. It is important to first determine its height and do not forget about the slits for skewers.
Preparing to build a brazier yourself
Before construction it is important to think about where the brazier will stand, since there should be no distracting and interfering influences.
For maximum financial savings, you can add the fireplace yourself, using both new and old bricks. For example, the old brick is optimal for building a foundation, from the old armature, you can form a stand for the future flower garden.
Beginning of work
Construction begins with excavating a pit under the foundation.
In the absence of a covered gazebo, it is better to install a brazier near the house. After choosing a place, you can start developing the design. It is important not to forget when choosing a project about the convenience of using a brazier. The drawing will greatly facilitate the construction, will not give the wrong step.
The width of the wall of the device being erected should correspond to the size of one brick or slightly smaller, but in no way to go beyond these dimensions. The distance between the walls of the device depends on the number of skewers placed at a time. Usually the width of the brazier is of the order of 0.5 m, the length is within 0.8 m. The height can be selected as desired.
For the convenience of cooking, when building a brazier, start from the size and type of the gas stove. As a result, the height of the brazier is about 1 meter, length - 50 cm, width - 35 cm. It is important to remember about internal tricks: when laying 0.2 m, or two rows of bricks, it is necessary to form a subflow, which must have a separate door (security measures).
Noting from the surface where the future brazier will be, 0.7 m, it is necessary to mark the place for placing the grate (or the fuel pallet) in the drawing. After 0.15 m, another grid must be located. At the top you can easily warm up the food. Remember, grilles must have a free stroke. The only nuance - they must be purchased separately.
Brazier from a cylinder
Mangals for dachas were in demand always. Their varieties made from the used gas cylinder are gaining popularity. Advantages of this device - the size of the barbecue (in length it is 1.2 m), accordingly, it will enable to cook a large amount of food. If the size of the site allows, you can afford such a pleasure - a spacious area for cooking meat. Do not be discouraged if you have a small yard - you can find a compact balloon. Such a brazier will be stationary, since the weight of the gas cylinder is significant. Along with this, it is quite easy to design such a brazier, it is only necessary to have an used cylinder and a day for constructing the structure. In addition, the advantage of this device will also be a low price.
Of the negative features, one can only highlight a peculiar appearance, the severity of the construction, raw materials for such a brazier (coal, in the absence of sufficient volume to house firewood).
Bring the brazier out of the bottle
For the future of the barbecue, only a large, 50-liter canister will be optimal. It is widely believed that the molecules of gas remain on the walls of the cylinder, no matter how you wash it and clean it, and subsequently influence the quality of the food. But this is just a myth: there is scientific evidence of the complete weathering of gas from the surface, which gives reason to talk about the safety of cooked food.
When building a brazier, you will need a welding machine and management skills.
It is necessary to open the tank, to release the remains of gas, put it upside down to drain the condensate. Then water is poured into it, in this form it is left for 3-4 days. Then it's safe to build the brazier.
The top cover is the main part of the future barbecue. It is necessary to mark out its boundaries, only then cut the cylinder along. As a result, there are two parts that are then fastened with loops to each other. Sawing is necessary from the middle, holding the blade of the cutting tool to the cylinder perpendicularly.
To fix the lid at the base of the brazier, it is important to make places under the hinges, fasten them with rivets, then weld. If you want to have a removable cover, you only need to set one direction for the hinge axes. For example, the handle of the lid is connected with bolts, holes of a suitable diameter are drilled for them.
To prevent deformation, it is important to strengthen the base of the brazier by welding a metal corner along the perimeter, optimally to do it inside the balloon - to create support for the grill and skewers. In this case, it is important not to forget to make cuts for fixing the skewers.
The legs are easy to form from any pipe: make holes, fix the bolts there, so that the thread is outward, then, by welding, we attach to the base.
The device of a brazier from metal
It is not difficult to make a barbecue made of metal. Take the size of the brazier from metal 57 by 28 by 20 cm, in which you can place up to 8 skewers at the same time.
Take a sheet of metal with a thickness of 0.2 cm and a size of 100 by 100 cm.
Further it is necessary to put a marking. We draw the lines, making an offset from the edge of 0.57 m. From the top measure 0.2 m and again draw a horizontal line. We get the marking of the side wall of the device.
After 0.28 m we again mark the line - this will be the bottom. Following the line just drawn, two rectangles 0.2 to 0.28 m are marked. Two side walls were obtained.
With a Bulgarian we cut one strip in 0,57 m. We cut off the rectangle obtained by the walls and the bottom of the device being constructed. At the same time, the Bulgarian does not touch the walls.
Cut the walls on the sides 0.2 to 0.28 m. The line that divided the walls and the bottom is cut by 0.1 cm. Then turn the sheet over and cut the lines from the reverse side. The result: a construction in the form of a letter P, if viewed in a cross section. Walls from the sides are welded from the butt.
The brazier is ready, it remains only to weld / mount the legs from the metal of the desired height, which will ensure stability.
In the end, we can say that the size of the brazier is not important, the main thing is that it works and makes you happy.
Good luck in any endeavor!