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Old 10-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default How could I add a warmer box?

I just bought my first trailer smoker, it's old and funny looking but the old guy I bought it from says it's a gem...we'll see!
I'd like to add a warmer box, and seal the lids (they leak a bit) any ideas as to how I might add a box on this configuration?

I would appreciate any suggestions as to how I might improve what I've got here!
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BTW...the smoker is much smaller than it looks in the pictures. The meat chamber is 20"x48" and the fire box is 16"x36" lined with one inch fire brick.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Can u weld? Add a box built around the exhaust pipe.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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Can u weld? Add a box built around the exhaust pipe.
I was thinking about that, but not real sure how to design it..I will try to find some pictures of ones done that way...if they exist!
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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I have that design it works well.. runs about 75 degrees less than the main chamber
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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your best bet at sealing her up is going to be RTV high temp silicone gasket and Woodstove gasket.. put it on my offset and it seals up tight now..
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
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I have a warmer/oven that is attached directly on top of the firebox of my pit. I have pinwheel dampers on it that allow me to adjust the temps in there pretty easily and the versatility that the warmer gives my pit is amazing. I can keep things warm or even cook in there at the same time as I am smoking in the main chamber. Here's a video from the builder that made mine to give you some ideas for a design. Good luck! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGhSn4UkQ_k
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If your looking to "KEEP" things warm, buy a Cambro.
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