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Old 11-16-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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Yep, looks like your on the right track. As a fellow pit builder thats how I do it. Start with a sketch and some junk and go for it. Make sure your reverse flow plate is "V" in the botom and runs twords a grease pipe. I like the idea of 2 doors. You can open one and not worry about loosing so much heat.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Mine is about 6 inches from the top and it works well
like that. Never had any issues.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:27 PM   #3
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Looks like a great project! I'm in the middle of doing the same thing. Ive got one of those oil tanks too.. that'll be my second Pit build..
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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Good luck with it Chucky! Im jealous!
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:08 AM   #5
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Good stuff Chuck. Looks like your off to a great start! Keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #6
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any tips on building the reverse flow plate? I know I need a grease gutter.
Chuck, when I built mine I had a flat piece of steal that was shaped like the inside of the tank. then I welded a piece of anle iron on the under side then flipped it over and cut out the space between the welds and ground it down. then just tappered it down to the end of the pit. I welded a 2x2 pipe under the "V" in the angle and dropped it down the bottom of the pit for the grease. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:20 PM   #7
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Looking Good Chuck.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:56 AM   #8
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:44 AM   #9
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Looks like it is coming along nicely.

You are making me want to go and cut open another barrel.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:08 AM   #10
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Looking good. So how many rolls of mig wire so far. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:22 AM   #11
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Good part of a 10# spool.

that bad part about the smoker project is there has been more money spent on cut off wheels than actual parts.
They don't last long, do they.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #12
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Good part of a 10# spool.

that bad part about the smoker project is there has been more money spent on cut off wheels than actual parts.
That's why God gave me a plasma cutter!!!!!
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[quote=Chuck_050382]
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That's why God gave me a plasma cutter!!!!!
I have asked him for one, but still haven't received it.

Still can't justify the cost of one. The cost of cut off wheels haven't came close to be the cost of a plasma cutter.[/quote:271af29b]

Rent one if you've got a lot of cutting to do.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #14
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Great job! I wish I had the tools to build a smoker.
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Looking great Chuck.
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Good stuff Chuck. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:46 AM   #17
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Good stuff Chuck. Coming along nice. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:22 PM   #18
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Great job on the cooker, and the video..what was the song..I gotta get that for my ipod
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Stupid question alert!

I notice the smokestack is on the same side of the smoker as the firebox. I guess I've never seen that before. Is there some benefit to doing it that way?

It was a lot of fun watching that slide show!
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