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SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 08:55 PM

The Question Is.........
 
Can I take this no smoking Propane Turd and turn it into a Possibly Insulated, Charcoal n Wood Chunk Burning, Meat Smoking Machine? We will find out over the next few weeks........

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To Be Continued..........

peeps 09-29-2013 08:58 PM

Interesting! Will stay tuned for progress...

What was the CL price?

nucornhusker 09-29-2013 08:58 PM

It sure looks like you could.

SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:06 PM

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...psac80cc5a.jpg

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...psc2f1fa11.jpg

SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:08 PM

They wanted $200, been offering less all week - $180 was best I could do but I just sold the offset vertical tank smoker for $180 that I had $80 in so I figure I got $80
Into this one - sorta. :wink: And I'll probally get a few Dollars for the propane setup in this one back on the CL. :heh:

mrbill 09-29-2013 09:09 PM

keep us posted, seems like a neat project to try.

jeffturnerjr 09-29-2013 09:09 PM

:pop2:

SmittyJonz 09-29-2013 09:13 PM

Besides ruining Meats , buying and playing with and selling Cheapo smokers is part of the Hobby for me ......just wish I knew how to weld and could afford a wire welder and a plasma.......:pray:

Dauvis 09-29-2013 09:13 PM

:pop2:

Bludawg 09-29-2013 10:32 PM

Don't look to be to difficult gut the burner assy and build a basket block the louvres and install a slide damper shouldn't take longer than a 12 pk.

Diesel Dave 09-30-2013 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmittyJonz (Post 2641833)
Besides ruining Meats

And you do so well at it :laugh:

Quote:

just wish I knew how to weld and could afford a wire welder and a plasma.......:pray:
Come on over my boy will help you out. We got 3 welders, we'll set you up on the lil one to get ya going.

Tuned in to watch this conversion, you got it I'm sure.

dwfisk 09-30-2013 07:02 AM

Great minds thinking alike??????
 
I think mine is an older big brother to your score and just yesterday started measuring an sketching a remodel from a gasser to a charcoal/stickburner. Mine is a "Grand Hall" made in China for Sam's Club, marketed as a MembersMark product. I cooked on it for about 10 years and got pretty good results but since I build my reverse flow a couple years ago, I've just had it mounted to the trailer and used is as an oven, but I think it will make a nice insulated vertical. The top cooking chamber is already insulated.
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...psbadc4412.jpg
The bottom chamber is not insulated but it is plenty big to let me add 2" of insulation and a 1/4" firebox, charcoal grate, etc. (I've been using the lower chamber to store my gas frier & stuff)
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4d1b2cf3.jpg
My plan is to keep the water pan but gut the wood chip drawers and burner & controls.
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...pscf1ad215.jpg
http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/...psa5dd287f.jpg
I'm thinking I'll be able to preserve the SS exterior pretty much in tact. Good luck on your build and I'll be watchin closely to try and learn something.

sliding_billy 09-30-2013 10:55 AM

Will be watching this one.

SmittyJonz 10-08-2013 10:20 PM

I gutted the propane system tonite........

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...ps03dfc7cb.jpg
http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...ps64c7f7f0.jpg

It had recessed wheels and so had wheel humps in back corners I had to cut out....I'm gonna cover the bottom and the vented sides on inside with lighter gauge sheetmetal then have a buddy weld me up an open top box out of 1/8" or 3/16" plate with short (4") front wall to slip in there then I will run a charcoal n wood chunk burn basket in that.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/...psc2d2c8d8.jpg

It is double walled but not insulated except for the doors-- if I can get the top off easily I wanna stuff insulation down into the walls :biggrin1:

SmittyJonz 10-08-2013 10:48 PM

I Am on the LookOut for a cheap 60-80 Gallon upright Air Compressor Tank Too.........:shock:


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