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Phrasty 11-26-2011 12:42 AM

100 Gal. Air Tank Build (Offset)
 
Hey guys... So I'v had this tank in my yard for about 6 months now meaning to make some time to get to it... Well it finally looks like this is round 2 for an offset build. It's about a 100 gal. (approx. 20"x50") air compressor tank made out of 3/8ths steel.

I don't have as much time on my hands this time around so the process might take a bit longer. I'm more than likely only gonna get to have time on the weekends for it. I'm also still looking for a couple parts and whatnot. Hopefully it wont drag on too long.

I'm planning on making this an offset smoker with the ability to be used as a grill (chicken cooker). This should be interesting... Hopefully it will go as smooth as my 120 gal. build.

I've already started to play a bit so the process has started and I'm planning on doing some more work on it this weekend.

Well... here's what I have so far:

I have cut the doors, welded on some hinges and started removing & grinding the unneeded parts on the exterior.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...y/62727212.jpg

Made a single opening with double doors so it could fit a whole hog/lamb/goat... whatever. :thumb:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...y/a63b0970.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...y/c14d869a.jpg

And some steel decided to come along for the ride...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a84...y/f6ead9f4.jpg

Thanks for looking... This should be fun. :becky:
Cheers.

SmokinAussie 11-26-2011 01:31 AM

Ooooooh Gooody

I'm looking forward to this one!

Cheers!

Bill

buccaneer 11-26-2011 02:02 AM

Me too.:bow:

gharriger 11-26-2011 07:15 AM

How heavy are the doors on a 3/8" tank that size? Are they manageable without counterweight?

SmokeOCD 11-26-2011 08:02 AM

You mention whole animals...... rotisserie?

smokingj 11-26-2011 08:07 AM

pulls up a seat to watch this one. popcorn anyone?

trekmstr 11-26-2011 08:14 AM

wow. good luck. do you plan on a seam overlap in hte center on one of the doors?

BBQ PD 11-26-2011 08:17 AM

Oh boy, another fun build. Keep the updated pics coming :thumb:.

bluetang 11-26-2011 08:58 AM

Loves me a Phrasty build:-D

Sammy_Shuford 11-26-2011 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluetang (Post 1861559)
Loves me a Phrasty build:-D

Yeah, what bluetang said.

tish 11-26-2011 09:28 AM

This does look like a Phrasty build! Happy to be able to watch this one from the beginning. Pass the popcorn, smokingj! :-D

thirtydaZe 11-26-2011 10:48 AM

Following.

el_matt 11-26-2011 12:00 PM

Just subscribed. Maybe this will finally be the motivation I need to start my build!

Matt

BigBobBQ 11-26-2011 12:22 PM

I am sitting here with my feet propped up waiting for the next installment!

Phrasty 11-27-2011 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gharriger (Post 1861513)
How heavy are the doors on a 3/8" tank that size? Are they manageable without counterweight?

It's borderline... I can manage it but it would be nice. Odds are I'll counterweight it but I'm not gonna hold off lighting her up and cooking if it's not installed yet. :wink:

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmokeOCD (Post 1861530)
You mention whole animals...... rotisserie?

If I get the parts at a decent price why not but for now It'll just be on the bottom shelf. Gonna make the bottom shelf reversible for easy rotation.

Quote:

Originally Posted by trekmstr (Post 1861538)
wow. good luck. do you plan on a seam overlap in hte center on one of the doors?

Thanks a lot. Yeah I installed it today. :thumb: Check!

Cheers


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