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Old 05-05-2020, 09:45 AM
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I’m fabricating a fire dome (see attached) and having trouble tying the top together. I tried to fabricate a sleeve of sorts that fits over the spokes to hold them together. Unfortunately, they don’t slide over the spokes well and bind when trying to put it on. I would like to make it removable so I can disassemble when needed.

Any suggestions on how to go about doing this? See attached pics. Thanks!

Jake
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:22 AM
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How about a plate with holes to slide over the rods? Slide it down until it locks the rods in place, I assume that you are going add pipes for the bottom of the rods and support washers on them.
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Old 05-05-2020, 02:03 PM
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I would weld solid bars in and have the them bolt together.

Or if you do it right you can flatten the top of the pipes drill holes and do the same thing with bolts.

Or 5 flat bar spokes with bolts.
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Old 05-05-2020, 03:17 PM
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Hello!

I’m fabricating a fire dome (see attached) and having trouble tying the top together. I tried to fabricate a sleeve of sorts that fits over the spokes to hold them together. Unfortunately, they don’t slide over the spokes well and bind when trying to put it on. I would like to make it removable so I can disassemble when needed.

Any suggestions on how to go about doing this? See attached pics. Thanks!

Jake
The way you have it currently it will bind and likely not work. In order to make this work, you will need to make the pipes and the sleeves that they slide into parallel to each other. Perhaps you can bend the pipes so that the last 6" or so are plumb? Otherwise you could make a flange (or flanges) welded to both sides that can bolt together.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:05 PM
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Darn, I clicked on this thread expecting to see a Desoto....
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:26 PM
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How about a plate with holes to slide over the rods? Slide it down until it locks the rods in place, I assume that you are going add pipes for the bottom of the rods and support washers on them.
What if you took digrs idea, and cut an interior circle that intersects the five small circles. Ending up with an inner circle with notches for each pole. This allows you to slide it over the poles. To keep the ring parallel make a second smaller ring, that would match the taper of the poles and connect to the larger one to make a cap of sorts. If this doesn't make sense I can make a drawing.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:52 AM
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Darn, I clicked on this thread expecting to see a Desoto....
That's ok,
It fooled the Platypus, too. The GNAP is the authorized DeSoto dealer of New Yawk
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Damn people, it needs to be a DeSoto Firedome

The OP’s project looks interesting, but it’s has no combustion controls........
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Old 05-07-2020, 08:29 AM
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Got me all worked up fer nuthin' Long live DeSotos!
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Got me all worked up fer nuthin' Long live DeSotos!

I’m still waiting for the phone calls, I have calls into Studebaker, Hudson and DeSoto, but so far, not a single return call, I’m ready to open the S-H-D dealership at a moments notice, if I get the go ahead.
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