Here is what I done so far this weekend.
A shot of the damper with strongback's welded on.
Here is a shot of it installed closed.
Here is the Reverse Flow Plate all welded in, this took some time to complete. (drain end)
Here is what I have done since last post.
Welded on the counter weights (still need to add weight inside of them)
Grates for the 250 gal tank (still need to weld handles on)
Door handles are welded on ( going to do a little woodturning for the handles)
Warmer/smoker tank is tacked on ( lots left to do on this)
I pressure washed the inside and fired her up to dry it off.
I plan to season the inside tomorrow and do a cook for the 4th
still lots to work on but at least I can use it now!!!!
Sure has been a while since my last post on the build
I have worked on it a little in the past few months but thats getting ready to change
!!!!!! I just purchaced 2 axles one with a brake, one iddler, 2 fenders and backs, breakaway brake kit, wheels/tires and safety chains. I also picked up a 120 gal propane tank for a big woodfired grill.
Here is my to do list.
Install the tandom axle kit.
For the 250 gal tank I have to put some handles on the slide out grates, weld on my stack dampner with handle.
For the upright smoker/warmer, install the dampner, Build the round grates, weld on the 1/2" weld-a-lets for the thermos, drill and weld on my 1 1/4 drain
valve and weld on the stack dampner with handle.
Start working on the grill.
Thats the short list
If the rain holds off I should get some work done soon.
Here is what she looks like now not much has changed!
Here is the 120 gal tank soon to be Grill.
A shot of the Tandom 3,500 lb axles.
I made my racks and the defuser for the Warmer/Smoker section of my pit. seasoned them this past weekend and had very good results with my temps.
I have a cook coming up this weekend, should have 3 butts 12 lb brisket and 4 sides that are going to be smoked I cant wait!