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Mapleleaf 11-21-2012 12:28 PM

Putting Lipstick on a Pig
 
I was down in the US this summer and went into a Tractor Supply - sorta like a Princess Auto up here.. and picked up a Redstone Four in one for a VERY low price. It is a flimsy thing but I thought it would be a step up from my decades old Brinkman which worked great. I'm currently at the low end of the market.

So I bought it and have been modding out the smoker side as a small father/son project - good chance to get #1 son used to the plasma cutter and MIG. So far I have sealed the whole thing with red HT silicone (it was DRAFTY) and lined the lower half with fire brick and installed 1/4" tuning plates. I lined the cover and the top of the side firebox with 12 gauge steel. I sealed the lid and firebox closing surfaces with HT silicone as well. I've built a charcoal basket out of mesh and installed a River Country Thermometer. All I have left is the vent tubing and I'm ready to fire her up. I've got one of Wang's PID systems waiting in the wings as well.

Son is wondering why I just didn't build a better one:confused: but that is next on the list after fooling around with this. We are having fun. Got an old propane tank coming in so that will be in the future.:mrgreen: Oink!

I have a few pics if anyone is even remotely interested in this.

smokainmuskoka 11-21-2012 01:18 PM

Let's see it!

neuyawk 11-21-2012 01:19 PM

Wouldn't be interested in the pictures of this but WOULD be very interested in the propane build out when you get it. I even all of you who have welding and power tool skills.

The only welding I do is my butt to a chair...


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