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Old 05-01-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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Wood Stove/Firebox?

Hello All,

First off What a great place to find any and all information on BBQ'ing. There is now a long list of things I want to try.

My question today is has anyone used a cast iron wood stove as a fire box for there smoker? If so would they have any pics on how they attached it to the cooking chamber?

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Old 05-01-2006, 09:56 AM   #2
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Been there done that...it would've been perfect except the stove was to small for the chamber...
I made a steel "hood" that sat on a hole I cut on the top of the stove and vented into the smoker..I welded it to the smoker and drilled and tapped the stove and screwed it down using wood stove rope gasket between..Worked good but took a lot to keep the temp steady (poor design on my part all around)...
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:43 AM   #3
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Here are some pictures of a smoker I made for sausage. The firepit is in the ground ten feet away. I have thought about raising the box higher on cinder blocks and ducting my woodstove to it. I haven't done that though. I saw a picture years ago how someone used a refrigerator and duct a woodstove into the bottom of the refrigerator to make a smoker. The refrigerator was sitting on cinder block.

http://usera.imagecave.com/cleglue/Sausage/

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I try to keep the box smoker below 165 when finishing my sausage. I believe I could get it much higher if I needed to.

Here is a URL. I couldn't find a picture yet.
http://www.kasilofseafoods.com/Smoking/smokehouse.htm

Another edit. Here is a picture of a smoker with a woodstove.
http://members.tripod.com/~DanGill/Smoker.htm
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Old 05-02-2006, 07:52 PM   #4
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Yep, love to use anything I can find. This one was sitting in my garage for years. Finally found a good use for it.

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Old 05-10-2006, 07:37 PM   #5
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here is one
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #6
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woodstove

I used a woodstove on the one I just built.
I modified it a bit... removed about 18"'s or so
from the height and relocated the outlet lower
in the back of stove.




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Man, I wish I could weld...
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:21 PM   #8
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welding

Welding is much much easier then you could imagine.

The hard part about welding............ is coming up with the $$$$$ to get the equiptment.


What made this job a breeze........ I just bought a new plasma cutter. OMG.... makes a cutting torch seam like stone-age tool. One of the best investments for tools I think I have ever made.
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Hey Joker. I have been learning how to weld, well trying to learn something about it and it isnt hard. The hard part is doing a good looking weld. I am sort of a handyman kind of guy but welding isnt something I ever got into. But like everything else, its a bunch of work.
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Hey Joker. I have been learning how to weld, well trying to learn something about it and it isnt hard. The hard part is doing a good looking weld. I am sort of a handyman kind of guy but welding isnt something I ever got into. But like everything else, its a bunch of work.
That's what I've been reading but like Smokey Joe said, the initial investment is a killer. #-o
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