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NRA4Life 07-29-2012 01:33 PM

New Smoker Build
 
Back in February I scored the air compressor tank off of CL for $75.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=125594

We finally found time to start the smoker project. Going to be a reverse flow with 2 cooking racks. The plan is to make it so I can load it onto my 5x8 trailer with a ramp to transport. The tank is 1/4", and is about 5.5 ft long, 24" diameter. At some point, probably this winter, we will insulate the firebox. Dave is the welder and he is a real wizzard with it. I'm the grinder and the cook.


firebox, 24"x24", 5/16" thick.
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2786.jpg

A couple pics of my buddy Dave welding the firebox onto the tank:
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2807.jpg
http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2808.jpg

Attached a couple 10" tires to the rear, and a trailer jack to the front.

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2810.jpg

And the door finished.

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2812.jpg

5string 07-29-2012 01:43 PM

Very nice so far!

FashionBiff 07-29-2012 04:18 PM

I like it! More pics as progress allows.

NRA4Life 07-29-2012 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FashionBiff (Post 2155614)
I like it! More pics as progress allows.

Might be slow going for a couple weeks but I'll post update pics as we progress.

amv81 07-29-2012 05:43 PM

Great looking start Kevin, can't wait to see the progress. It should be a nice addition to your collection. I just started my stumps xl stretch clone..I will try to send you a few pictures.

Adam

tish 07-29-2012 06:03 PM

Always nice to have friends with wizard welding skills. Looks like you're off to a great start, Kevin! :thumb:

javahog2002 07-29-2012 10:11 PM

Is that a 250 gal propane tank ?

NRA4Life 07-30-2012 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by javahog2002 (Post 2156206)
Is that a 250 gal propane tank ?

No, it was an air compressor tank.

NRA4Life 07-30-2012 05:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tish (Post 2155790)
Always nice to have friends with wizard welding skills. Looks like you're off to a great start, Kevin! :thumb:

Thanks Tish. It would have been all but finished but the heat baffle and firebox door steel didn't get cut.

NRA4Life 07-30-2012 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amv81 (Post 2155758)
Great looking start Kevin, can't wait to see the progress. It should be a nice addition to your collection. I just started my stumps xl stretch clone..I will try to send you a few pictures.

Adam

Adam, thanks. Looking forward to seeing that stumps clone you're making. Take pics through the build and start a thread, everyone likes to see a new build!

NRA4Life 08-26-2012 09:00 PM

Updated progress:
Installed the heat baffle, the cooking grate support angle iron, the firebox door, and framed the firebox opening with angle.


http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...713/baffle.jpg

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...er713/door.jpg

http://i929.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_2960.jpg

Teamfour 08-26-2012 09:01 PM

Looking good!

tish 08-26-2012 09:04 PM

Moving right along, and looking good! :smile:

Mark M 08-27-2012 12:42 AM

That design with the wheels and the trailer hitch is very cool. Nice work. Gotcha a good friend there too.

Pappy 08-27-2012 05:58 AM

I like the adjustable jack idea. It will keep it level. You can also jack it up or down to drain the grease out.


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