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Old 11-03-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

Still have work to do but its coming













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Old 11-03-2009, 11:55 PM   #2
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Looking good. Takes time to do it right.

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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bigsal51 That smoker build of yours is shapin' up real nice!
Keep us posted with progress pics

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Old 11-07-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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I did some more work on my smoker to day. The firebox is 20in dia and 28 in long. I decided to go with the reverse flow. I had a 5in stack and thought it would be great for it. I think sunday I will weld n the smoker to the trailer and add the plates for the reverse flow. I also need to cover the back of the firebox. and make a cover for the stack. I will cut the door for the firebox in the morning also. Im almost there.























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Old 11-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #5
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Excellent progress bigsal.
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:51 PM   #6
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I need help with the plating for the reverse flow as you can see I am in close to the firebox. I can go right on top of the angle Then drop a plate from the angle lower maybe a couple inches down. Will that angle last with that direct heat or will I cut that pipe back.







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Old 11-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #7
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didnt get much done today. I rented a plasma cutter today from Sunbelt toolrental and had to drive 50 miles to get it. Then I get back home and measure everything and it didnt cut. the green light for the pressure never lighted. It was a small 110 miller plasma. So I had o take it back so it took me all morning to get some work done. I cut the door today and make some hinges. I dont know if I should go with a round or square vent If I go with the square i will do a slide to open or close what should I do.









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damn good work, and nice welding!!!
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:43 PM   #9
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made the frame for the reverse flow. I think i want a trap door on top so i can open it if i want direct heat to the front grill.

















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Old 11-23-2009, 08:05 PM   #10
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Did the two plates today. One thing I dont like about working with metal it has very little give. The cuts have to be just right.
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #11
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Been thinking about building something this winter.
Thanks for the great Ideas,,
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:32 PM   #12
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

Almost finished. I made the reverse flow today and made the caps for the firebox. Weld it to the trailer and still need the firebox intake and a couple minor things. I think the biggest job will be the sanding and paint.



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Old 12-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #13
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

You got some serious fab skills going on there partner!
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

Getting closer. Wonder what it will weigh when done. Some serious fab work going on there. I can weld, but lack in the lay out department.

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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

don't know about your state, But in NY we don't need a lic plate on a cooker . or for anything that is fixed on it's own trailer. Not
meaning a utility trailer, Like a chipper or a compressor or even one of those road signs with it's own power on it
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

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don't know about your state, But in NY we don't need a lic plate on a cooker . or for anything that is fixed on it's own trailer. Not
meaning a utility trailer, Like a chipper or a compressor or even one of those road signs with it's own power on it
Yea, thought I was busted one time by the airport. Five-O gave me two thumbs up at a red light. (still smoking, smelled great) Funny thing is that when the cooker was first built I took a certified scale of weight to the DMV and the lady said you don't need a plate. Cops like pork I guess.

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Old 12-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #17
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

not bad for upside down welding. This was my first laying down welding. I pat my self on the back for those welds. i finished the firebox next is the wood rack on the firebox then the intake the door lips and the sand and paint then im done.



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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

Works for me!!!
A blind man would love to see it.
I use a mig welder and get pretty good with that
I wouldn't go back to a stick welder
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:54 AM   #19
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

had her smoking yesterday while I sanded her down. I didnt get the fire going to hot. I kept it in the chamber around 150. I will coat it with oil then really get it going. I was looking where I need to seal and I am going to put the lips on the doors Sand and paint.











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Old 12-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #20
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Re: finally got to do some work on my 250gal smoker build.

Labor of love, I like it. Did it come out as expected? Or were there some adjustments to be made. Looks great!

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