View Full Version : Pit Build Finally Coming Together

Papa Q
05-22-2014, 11:22 AM
After nine months the pit that I have been building is finally coming together. It is a reverse flow offset stick burner that got started when a contractor heading to the scrap steel buyer let me have the 30" diameter expansion tank (I will have to do a cook for his crew :wink:). My welding skills are effective but not at the craftsman level but it is heavy duty; the cooking chamber is 1/4" steel and the firebox is 3/8" steel. Cooking racks give me a little over 1800 square inches of space. What's left is getting the firebox door on with the butterfly damper I made, mounting the Tel-Tru thermometer, welding on a small 'A' frame over the exhaust vent/chimney (I plan to run that end wide open and throttle incoming air only), and some 1200 degree paint. I hope to be seasoning the cooker by the first week in June. Then I'm going to throw a couple of pork shoulders on it...

05-22-2014, 11:37 AM
nice looking pit.:thumb:

05-22-2014, 11:42 AM
You're fairly modest regarding your skills. I'm impressed! Be sure to post more build pics and then first cook pr0n!

05-22-2014, 11:46 AM
Nice job.

05-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Almost there! Nice build!!!!

05-22-2014, 01:20 PM
Good looking pit.

05-22-2014, 01:25 PM
Nice Job!

05-22-2014, 01:26 PM
reallt nice

05-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Looks good.

05-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Great work!

Love the size of the fire box!

05-22-2014, 06:37 PM
It is coming together very nicely.

05-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Very nice job PapaQ!!! 8-)

05-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Nothing lacking in your skills at all sir. Nice looking build.

05-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Looks really good :thumb:

05-22-2014, 09:19 PM
Nice start, looks like it will be nice and large too

Papa Q
05-22-2014, 09:35 PM
I really appreciate all the comments. You guys are a real encouragement.

05-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Looking good. Is it just going to have the one wheel up front?