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Texstrat 02-06-2013 11:53 PM

My $45 CL Project
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I am new to the forum, so hello everyone. As I was researching some mods for the NBBD I picked up last week, I noticed a large number of threads coming from this site, so I thought I would join and also share some photos of my project smoker. I incorporated the smokestack, charcoal basket, baffle and diffuser/convection plate mods to the smoker. I completely took the smoker apart, sanded, painted, replaced all hardware and wood. I plan to season the smoker later this week.

Anyway, enough of my yammering and here are the photos.

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My total came to $100 plus 20 hours of labor. The hardest part was drilling all the holes in the plate. They start at 1/2" and go to 1". I figure that I can use 1" strips of steel to close off areas of the plate if I get hot spots. The baffle snugs up nicely on the plate and I cut it so there would be no heat and smoke leaking from the sides like some designs that I have seen.

themidniteryder 02-06-2013 11:56 PM

Nice job! And welcome to the forum.

cholloway 02-06-2013 11:57 PM

Nicely done!

Trumpstylz 02-07-2013 12:01 AM

Wow its shiny new. NBBD- does that mean bandera? B/c I thought that was a hondo.

Texstrat 02-07-2013 12:06 AM


Looking at an old user manual, it should be the BD as it has the warmer on the fire box, also the legs bolt directly to the smoke chamber versus the "U" shaped legs. Although I could be wrong, it would not be the first time.

swamprb 02-07-2013 12:09 AM

Great job

Love the tuning plate!

BobM 02-07-2013 12:10 AM

Hi and welcome aboard. Nice work! :thumb:

J'ville Grill 02-07-2013 12:42 AM

Sweet restore! I believe it's a "Black Diamond". A Bandera is a vertical offset.

AustinKnight 02-07-2013 01:20 AM

Welcome brotha nicely done, you seem to catch on quick stay away from butcher paper its the antichrist!:becky: Jk

javahog2002 02-07-2013 01:32 AM

Looks great

westy 02-07-2013 02:39 AM

That looks better than new! nice job.

kds9547 02-07-2013 03:33 AM

Looking good!

code3rrt 02-07-2013 04:00 AM

Looks nearly new, nice work and welcome to the forum.

Oldbob 02-07-2013 04:47 AM

Great Job and Welcome from Central Indiana !!

smokemaster1 02-07-2013 05:37 AM

Welcome to the forum!
Nice tight work on the build. The diffuser is real cool!

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