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Unread 11-26-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Cool • 100 Gal. Air Tank Build (Offset)

Hey guys... So I'v had this tank in my yard for about 6 months now meaning to make some time to get to it... Well it finally looks like this is round 2 for an offset build. It's about a 100 gal. (approx. 20"x50") air compressor tank made out of 3/8ths steel.

I don't have as much time on my hands this time around so the process might take a bit longer. I'm more than likely only gonna get to have time on the weekends for it. I'm also still looking for a couple parts and whatnot. Hopefully it wont drag on too long.

I'm planning on making this an offset smoker with the ability to be used as a grill (chicken cooker). This should be interesting... Hopefully it will go as smooth as my 120 gal. build.

I've already started to play a bit so the process has started and I'm planning on doing some more work on it this weekend.

Well... here's what I have so far:

I have cut the doors, welded on some hinges and started removing & grinding the unneeded parts on the exterior.


Made a single opening with double doors so it could fit a whole hog/lamb/goat... whatever.




And some steel decided to come along for the ride...


Thanks for looking... This should be fun.
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Unread 11-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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Ooooooh Gooody

I'm looking forward to this one!

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How heavy are the doors on a 3/8" tank that size? Are they manageable without counterweight?
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You mention whole animals...... rotisserie?
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pulls up a seat to watch this one. popcorn anyone?
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wow. good luck. do you plan on a seam overlap in hte center on one of the doors?
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Oh boy, another fun build. Keep the updated pics coming .
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This does look like a Phrasty build! Happy to be able to watch this one from the beginning. Pass the popcorn, smokingj!
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Just subscribed. Maybe this will finally be the motivation I need to start my build!

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I am sitting here with my feet propped up waiting for the next installment!
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How heavy are the doors on a 3/8" tank that size? Are they manageable without counterweight?
It's borderline... I can manage it but it would be nice. Odds are I'll counterweight it but I'm not gonna hold off lighting her up and cooking if it's not installed yet.

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You mention whole animals...... rotisserie?
If I get the parts at a decent price why not but for now It'll just be on the bottom shelf. Gonna make the bottom shelf reversible for easy rotation.

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wow. good luck. do you plan on a seam overlap in hte center on one of the doors?
Thanks a lot. Yeah I installed it today. Check!

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