We are so close..............
Hole cut in top for exhaust.
Forming our hot water coil (wrapping it around our exhaust pipe)
Fabricated a bracket to hold water coil and welded in place. Wrapped some wire around to keep coils from moving when driving.
Shish kabobs with Cherryaki glaze and some corn on the cob. Boys gotta eat!
Karl climbed into the smoker to get some metal welded.
Smoke baffle. We pieced it together out of steel we had laying around. The squares are patches to cover up some holes that were in the steel.
Smoke gap on the right hand side. We made the gap between the end of the smoke baffle and the side of the smoker 10% less square inches than the opening from the firebox into the smoker, hoping it will stall the smoke just a little.
These are the frames we welded up for our cooking grates. Just have them sitting in there.
Water inlet & outlet from hot water coil. These will have fittings and a valve & a T&P valve (for safety) in the future.
Side shot of the trailer at the end of the day. Note that cowboy hat Karl fabbed up is just sitting on top of exhaust pipe. We are thinking of welding the cowboy hat about 4 or 5" above top of exhaust to keep rain out (don't know if we like the cowboy hat yet).
Another shot of the trailer.
Cooking grates. Expanded metal is just sitting there for now. Will tack in place tomorrow.
Karls cowboy hat.
Hopefully we will be done tomorrow. Gonna give it our best.