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bfraze99
12-29-2012, 06:09 PM
Today starts the winter build. I got the steel.
Rolled the Barrel 1/4" Plate.

Dug an old trailer out of snow.

I will be posting pics as we build pieces of the pit.

The entire pit is 1/4" Plate Steel.

Making a reverse flow with water tank above firebox to add moisture.

Have a great New Years Everyone!

Ribs will be cooking in the morning for the Packer Game!

Gig'em99
12-29-2012, 06:11 PM
Keep the pics coming!

PigTamer
12-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Go packers!!

Harbormaster
12-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Looking forward to the progress on your build.

You're right next door, ya know. Let me know if'n you need anything.

Gosh I love da Packers!

bfraze99
01-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Decided not to do a reverse flow...

davefan360
01-26-2013, 01:42 PM
nice looking build.

Pappy
01-26-2013, 01:50 PM
Keep them pics coming!!!

bfraze99
01-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Going to build it Jambo Style instead of reverse flow...

TuscaloosaQ
01-26-2013, 02:32 PM
Brother you are looking good!!!!! you need one thing>>> A little time. It is gonna be nice !!!!! Keep the pics coming are they will say it never happened.

thebbqkid
02-01-2013, 08:41 PM
I like it I want it

bfraze99
02-06-2013, 03:50 PM
More pics of the build....

BobM
02-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Custom builds are really cool, good luck with it! :clap:

DownHomeQue
02-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Nice... Trad offset FTW!

Thermal Mass
02-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Nice, like your concept.
Was beginning to think stick welding was a thing of the past-Makes it even better!
Was the vent laser cut?

Gig'em99
02-06-2013, 04:20 PM
That is great progress! Can't wait to see the finished product.

B

dwfisk
02-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Outstanding! Can't wait to see the build progess and the payoff Q at the end.

bfraze99
02-06-2013, 05:54 PM
I ordered the vent itself.. Its 1/8" stamped. We cut the hole in the door with a torch.
Ordered the tube rolled from the steel supplier.
Other than that everything is done using a Torch, Grinder and a Stick Welder...

More pics are coming. We have the grate in the and the fire box will go on tomorrow...

Robicus129
02-06-2013, 06:51 PM
Nice build!!!!

bfraze99
02-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Should be painting by next weekend!

Big Dan
02-09-2013, 05:19 PM
I ordered the vent itself.. Its 1/8" stamped. We cut the hole in the door with a torch.
Ordered the tube rolled from the steel supplier.
Other than that everything is done using a Torch, Grinder and a Stick Welder...

More pics are coming. We have the grate in the and the fire box will go on tomorrow...
I bet it is heavy. ??

bfraze99
02-09-2013, 08:02 PM
Yes, its about 800# the tube part is alomost 400# by itself... without the ends on it...

I think the firebox is like 100#

Lots of steel... everything is made from 1/4" or better... the stack pipe is like 1/2" to keep it hot leaving the pit to keep a good draft going...

dwfisk
02-10-2013, 06:34 AM
Interesting positioning of the firebox intake and exhaust outlet. Looks like they are essentially at cooking grale level? I'm guessing you should get pretty good laminar flow across the pit. Have you done this before? I would be interested in the temp change across the pit once you get her fired up.

TuscaloosaQ
02-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Looking good brother, you digging deep now!!!!!!! Excellent job!!!!!!

bfraze99
02-10-2013, 02:05 PM
dwfisk:

Yes, i guess the theory is that if we look at the hot air and force it to the top of the smoker creating "pressure" the heat should flow across the center of the pit "laminar flow" with the best heat being at grate level "center" and the release of the pressure out the exhaust stack hence, grate level exhaust hole. Creating a non-turbulent environment.

But im no farking engineer, just guessing here...

engineers assume it works on paper... I make it work. :)

bfraze99
02-10-2013, 02:38 PM
But then again laminar is fluid motion not smoke... so maybe we can come up with our own theory on smoke...

bbq pit + wood = smoke
----------------------- = Happy People
Meat

LOL.... WTF

dwfisk
02-10-2013, 02:43 PM
I with you on experimentation and just making stuff work. It looks good and makes sense to me. Proof will be in the Q, best of luck.

bfraze99
02-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Hey, Thanks DW... I am also very excited to see if i can maintain an even heat across the grate... I may have to make a few mods the more i think about it.

I used a 45 deg angle on the inlet which may not be steep enough... i might add a secondary angle to the top.. to shoot the heat up at a steeper angle... but that will require some more tests before we get into that chit...

But then again... i may add another pc at a more obtuse angle to deflect the heat if its too hot at the FB end and to keep any heat from tumbling over the end of the heat deflector... i am not an engineer like i said but i think either can happen if the angle is wrong...

If you have any ideas shoot em at me...

Thanks man!

Smokin Patriots
02-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Looks great!

dwfisk
02-10-2013, 03:46 PM
I'm gonna start a new thread to see if ee can motivate the brethren to talk a little about how to measure temp variation and whats a meaningful difference. Don't want to hijack your excellent build hread.

bfraze99
03-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Well now that im back from Mexico... The build begins again.. we had everything done before i left except handles, thermometers and paint... Not to much longer and ill have it done with some pics up... Another 10" of snow tonight and tomorrow.... So hopefully I can get some more work done at the end of the week....

Anyone have a good source for latches? Not sure if im gunna make my own or use a pre manufactured latch...

Lemmi know... cant wait to make some Q on the new Moker....

dkryzer
03-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Good looking build. Glad to see another person from the Northland into building pits. Not sure what your looking at for latches.but here is a good source. http://www.thetoggleclampstore.com/