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Smokin J's PIts
12-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Here you go Smitty you have officially swayed my build, from an offset to a T. I only have a couple of hours to work on it today, and unfortunately it will be at least two more weeks before I will be able to get started back on it. But this is where I am at so far.

Jason TQ
12-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Very cool!!

dport7
12-12-2015, 01:00 PM
Nice start, keep the pics coming.

mikemci
12-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Good start and nice coping. Will be following along with this one.

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 01:06 PM
:clap2: . :heh: . :thumb:

I Want it Already.......... :mrgreen:

Smokin J's PIts
12-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Nice start, keep the pics coming.

Will do!

Smokin J's PIts
12-12-2015, 01:12 PM
Good start and nice coping. Will be following along with this one.

Thanks, Yeah I was a little worried about the cope, its been a while since I have made a templet but it was spot on I only had one high spot and that was my fault with the torch.

Smokin J's PIts
12-12-2015, 01:16 PM
:clap2: . :heh: . :thumb:

I Want it Already.......... :mrgreen:

Let me get your opinion here, what I am planning is the heat shield plate/Reverse flow plate will have sides on it going up about 8 inches. Think football goal, so the smoke and heat goes across the bottom and then up the sides with the exhaust being just under the grate level.

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Let me get your opinion here, what I am planning is the heat shield plate/Reverse flow plate will have sides on it going up about 8 inches. Think football goal, so the smoke and heat goes across the bottom and then up the sides with the exhaust being just under the grate level.

I'd make it removable and only tack weld ends for trial n error - do a cpl cooks and see. The ones Ive seen used flat plate with 4-6 inches at end open. Thats how I did my drum one but that don't mean anything.

I'm undecided on exhaust but (I like large exhaust). Seen both but mine was almost on top center- set back and angled just enough so door could open and doubled as door rest and it drafted Well and cooked Nice - it was just a serious fuel hog being thin gauge drums and not airtight. I had 3" diameter 12" H stack. Yours would be need 4-6" diameter or duals, but I like a fatter single exhaust myself.

I think on some pits grate level exhaust or exhaust out the back - on verticals esp- can trap smoke n heat in top depending on distance from top to the exhaust port causing uneven temps and draft issues? Greater the distance greater the chance - But then reverse flow cabinets have exhaust at bottom and do OK.

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u645/bobjones79/6B5B24FF-839D-47DB-A828-CD0D50587498_zpsvwtsbqfx.jpg (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/bobjones79/media/6B5B24FF-839D-47DB-A828-CD0D50587498_zpsvwtsbqfx.jpg.html)

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u645/bobjones79/4D69A1B9-D106-4C25-811A-A9B65FA39BC2_zpsvp0gwcsr.jpg (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/bobjones79/media/4D69A1B9-D106-4C25-811A-A9B65FA39BC2_zpsvp0gwcsr.jpg.html)

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 01:45 PM
Had mine been made from pipe and not drafty -for better temp control and not a fuel hog- I'd of kept it. :heh: I was running charcoal basket not stick burning. If one can be figured out that would run well both styles - it'd be a Hit. May take 2 different style removable plates/difussers to do it. One style for sticks - one for charcoal. But maybe on plate could be figured out that does both well .......Trial n Error.......

http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u645/bobjones79/674BF35A-899E-4F1F-A171-E199402A3339_zps4hhul2wl.jpg (http://s1326.photobucket.com/user/bobjones79/media/674BF35A-899E-4F1F-A171-E199402A3339_zps4hhul2wl.jpg.html)

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 02:00 PM
What size pipe is that? 24" ?

Smokin J's PIts
12-12-2015, 02:42 PM
What size pipe is that? 24" ?

its 20" ID rolled 1/8" plate, its a drop off of something, the local metal yard sells them for 30 bucks

SmittyJonz
12-12-2015, 03:05 PM
its 20" ID rolled 1/8" plate, its a drop off of something, the local metal yard sells them for 30 bucks

That's a Deal. Score.

BigBobBQ
12-12-2015, 10:56 PM
Looks like you are off to a great start on that build.

Smokin J's PIts
01-11-2016, 08:58 AM
I was finally able to get started back working on this T Design over the weekend, with the weather I only had about a three hour window. I got the stack mounted, and in the pic it looks like its not square but it is my portable shop isn't level so it throws it off a bit, It is leaning back at 15 degrees to give me room to open the lid. I was able to get the hole in the bottom cut out going into the cooking chamber. and got the bottom all finished welded up. Not pictured are the two sides that I did get cut out, just need to do a little finish grinding on them and the bottom plate is also cut out. Some time this week I will bring my jack stands home from work and get it lifted up and if the weather holds out, and if I don't have to go out of town next weekend I will get the legs on and fire box wrapped up, the diffuser plate in and the sides on. still haven't made up my mind on the main door so I am saving that for last.

SmittyJonz
01-11-2016, 10:12 AM
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