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Unread 11-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
Is lookin for wood to cook with.

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Default More Pictures - Drum is taking shape

A full day of welding and cutting and welding and the cook chamber is taking shape. Here are a few more pictures:

Here is a view showing the duct welded to to the outside of the drum:

It penetrates approximately four inches into the drum as shown here:

As you can see, the duct is continued for the length of the cooker on the sides only. I will cover the duct with plates that can be moved to create gaps anywhere along the duct to tune the smoke and heat. Here is a large plate in place. I won't have any that large, but it is all I had to show the design today:

Here is a neat view looking down the open end of the cooker at duct level towards the penetration:

Here is a view of the whole thing:

You can see the door opening, the angle welded in to hold the cooking grates (I have a half sheet of expanded carbon steel to play with), and the duct with one of the covers.

It is coming together pretty much how I want it to. The double walled drum is stout. I'd much rather have 1/4" rolled steel, but maybe the second one!

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