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h2oTom
12-10-2015, 08:31 PM
It's finally done!
http://i.imgur.com/QGE1AP5m.jpg

more pictures, including the build process, here: http://imgur.com/a/faXxs

The entire smoker is built of 1/8" plate and tubing aside from the expanded metal. Finished size is 5' tall x 3.5' wide x 2.5' deep.

Of course there's some minor bugs to be worked out with it:
I underestimated the weight and the wheels are completely insufficient - the current wheels say they are rated for 300lbs each filled to 50psi. They're all filled to about 60 psi and look low on air lol. Whoopsy! I'm open to ideas as I need to be able to move it.

The lower thermometer on the door rubs the top of a rack - I'm going to lower the rack a 1/4" and it'll be fine.

Not too bad overall. Now to season it and get some food cooking!

pjtexas1
12-10-2015, 08:52 PM
Farking awesome!

KevinJ
12-10-2015, 09:00 PM
That's a good looking cooker and props to you for building it, I hope it cooks as good as it looks.

grantw
12-10-2015, 09:05 PM
That's nice great job

gun smoke
12-10-2015, 09:19 PM
great job!!! that's a cooker to be proud of I'm looking forward to seeing it loaded

Richard_
12-10-2015, 10:13 PM
Damn nice build , what the cost ? if you don't mind me asking

h2oTom
12-10-2015, 10:15 PM
Damn nice build , what the cost ? if you don't mind me asking
I've got somewhere over $1500 into it. I'm actually afraid to total it all up. The Mrs. might find out and flip. :biggrin1:

Smoke on Badger Mountain
12-10-2015, 10:15 PM
What a nice job! It looks awesome.

mikemci
12-10-2015, 10:55 PM
First class!!! :thumb:

BigBobBQ
12-11-2015, 02:40 AM
That is a nice looking build.

4ever3
12-11-2015, 05:25 AM
Really nice work!

Mr.OiSat
12-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Great build.
Now fire it up and post some cooks.

dwfisk
12-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Really nice build!

Yea, those look like the pneumatic casters from Northern Tool or Harbor Freight, in my experience they are crap and the semi-pneumatics or no-flat rigid rubber aren't any better. If you are mostly on concrete, asphalt or loading on a trailer, NT has some rigid poly casters (even red to match the cooker) that work pretty good. https://www.google.com/search?q=northern+tool+caster&start=20&client=safari&sa=N&hl=en-us&biw=480&bih=320&tbs=vw:l&tbm=shop&prmd=smivn&srpd=4801533850288372670&prds=of:1,num:1&ved=0ahUKEwiu2Zex9tPJAhVBlx4KHRs3BGY4FBCCNgjYBDAP&ei=KtFqVq6cO8GuepvukLAG

Caster City has a great selection at a fair price too.

Best of luck.

itschris
12-11-2015, 08:23 AM
As a cabinet convert I just totally dig your build. Great job brother. With the wheels here's something you may want to consider since you can fabricate so well.

I've found that two swivel two fixed actually works a bit better for really heavy situations. It's just easier to get moving ang going in the direction you want. I have a Stumps Classic that is actually much easier to move than my smaller XL Baby that has the four smaller swivels. Because you can fab, you can set that up legs or mounts as needed. I'd suggest one larger set of good pneumatics and then the two swivels. It seems to work really well in my experience.

I'm really impressed by you guys that build these things. I like the little details like the angled handle on the firebox. It looks great but makes total ergonomic sense when you think about hand position when you're reaching down. Great touch.

RT
12-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Very nice job!

cueball21
12-12-2015, 07:47 PM
:thumb::thumb:

pjtexas1
12-12-2015, 07:59 PM
I've got somewhere over $1500 into it. I'm actually afraid to total it all up. The Mrs. might find out and flip. :biggrin1:

Just show her the retail price of a unit about the same size. Then do the dance about it being 75% off. They understand that math very well.