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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:43 am
scotts1919 medium
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So i am going to be going to pick up a 22.5 kettle lid to transform it into a pizza oven for my performer! My question is what dimensions should i make for the cut out?

Ive seen pictures before of someone cutting out part of the lid to make it easy to slide the peel in...

any help would be appreciated.
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Post Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:07 pm
jsperk well done
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I cut my dome lid something like 17"x4".
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:58 am
scotts1919 medium
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I was planning on using a dremel rotary tool with a metal cutting blade on it, you think that will cut through the metal lid?

Thanks for any info
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:30 pm
jsperk well done
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Yes a dremel should work better than what I used. I a grind with a cutting wheel. That's why mine didn't come out as nice.
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Post Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:01 pm
scotts1919 medium
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thank you very much jsperk.

:)
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Post Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:43 pm
scorched_porch User avatar
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Have you seen this thing? http://www.kettlepizza.com/Default.asp

Kind of spendy, but piqued my interest. Sounds like you are pretty handy with a home mod, but thought you might check it out.
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Post Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:29 pm
scotts1919 medium
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I really like the look and idea of that kettlepizza but honestly its a little pricey for me right now. Maybe eventually.

I figured i would at least try the lid method and then go from there.

:D
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Post Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:45 am
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Good luck with the project, Scott. Hopefully we'll be seeing some pizza posts from you soon!

Years ago I bought a new 22" lid when the handle welds broke on my old one, but I wound up fixing them with screws and fender washers so the new lid has been gathering dust in my basement since then. I could sacrifice the repaired lid for the pizza mod, I suppose...


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