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Finally Getting Started On A Build..........X2~FINISHED 6/11
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TrailerBuilder
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18 11 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beer Can BBQ, thanks for the comments. I dont know if any are jealous, but I do have a few wondering how much $$$$$ it would take to put one in their backyards. Very Happy

Ill be cooking in it this weekend for sure!!! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20 11 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on those 2 smokers Troy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22 11 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HillbillySmoker, thanks man, I really appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22 11 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know when I'm gonna get started on my next build, just slowly gathering things for it. I'm actually going to build 2, one small smoker and then a small grill. maybe this fall I'll get started.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25 11 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HillbillySmoker, I'll be looking forward to watching your builds come together. You know your not that far away, so if you need somebody to come and sit in your chair and drink your beer and watch you work, give me a shout. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25 11 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrailerBuilder, outstanding job. I really like the spoked wheels, a very nice touch. I would have loved to see the move of x2. Looking forward to cook pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27 11 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, this is fine craftsmanship. I watched form teh beginning and I love how they turned out. I love the banners, they really make it a custom build. I like to have something on the pit that makes it "mine".

I am in the final stages of my build. I am getting ready for paint. I saw that you used Rustoleum. It turned out great, but I wonder how well it is going to hold up. Is it just a given that you will have to freshen it up every year? I looked at the site and it says not to use if the surface gets hotter than 200 degrees.

Please, no offense intended. I am just picking your brain. I can see how much thought went into this build, and I am sure the same amount of thought went into the paint.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27 11 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF, thanks for the kind words. Very Happy The spoked wheels where something I knew that I wanted from the start. I really like how they turned out and kept the pattern jig I made handy for future builds. The delivery of X2 was a fun time! It was quite a site to see a 9yr old boy on a 4 wheeler towing a cooker down a fairly busy neighborhood street, but every stare and laugh we got just made it that much better. Laughing It was well worth it though!!



mwells, thank you for the comments and following the build. Very Happy The banners on the cookers definatly give it the final touch of ownership for sure. Both myself and the owner of the second smoker are very happy with the outcome. On your paint, I think that you are just looking at the regular Rustoleum paint, I used the high heat paint witch is good up to 1000* I believe. I have had a half dozen or so cooks so far since painting and the paint has held up well, and the second smoker has had a few cooks as well with no problems. Im sure it will need touch up after some time, but I kinda figured that into the mix anyways to keep the cooker looking fresh and clean. Heres a link to the paint that I used, hope this helps. Very Happy http://rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=107
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28 11 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrailerBuilder Very nice builds for sure. You do great work my friend.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29 11 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work and can wait to see it packed with food Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30 11 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodney, thanks man for the comments, good to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and yours. Very Happy



Big Ron, Thank You Very Happy Heading off for a few days of R&R and plan on getting a couple good size cooks on it when I get back, which also reminds me, I still need to get more rub ordered! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Trailerbuilder, now that you've used this cooker for awhile, how's it working out for you? I'm particularly interested in how difficult or easy it is to clean out. I notice you didn't put in any grease drains, for example. I imagine a lot of it hardens on your tuning plates for an easy scrape off.

Anyway, I'm getting ready to do a 20x42 cooker and am thinking about grease drain ideas.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seattlepitboss wrote:
Hey Trailerbuilder, now that you've used this cooker for awhile, how's it working out for you? I'm particularly interested in how difficult or easy it is to clean out. I notice you didn't put in any grease drains, for example. I imagine a lot of it hardens on your tuning plates for an easy scrape off.

Anyway, I'm getting ready to do a 20x42 cooker and am thinking about grease drain ideas.

seattlepitboss

Both X2 cookers have grease bridges on the firebox end. They also have 2" ball valves on the opposite side of the firebox for clean out.
You can see the valves on page eight of the build thread.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow seattlepitboss, you dug deep to pull this build up Laughing I did put about an 1 1/4" lip on the FB end for the grease bridge and both cookers also have 2" ball valve drains. As you mentioned, most drippings that hit the tuning plates cook and just scrape right off, but it's always nice to be able to hose the cooker out from time to time as well.

I look forward to seeing your future build come to life Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25 14 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build, definitely like those smokers and the signs up top.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 14 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigdexxx, Thank you for kind words. It was a fun build and still churning out great Q.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 14 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wide spoked wheels is a very nice touch, makes it look like its from an early 20th century steam engine design, very nice work, thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26 14 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$hit man them suckers came out slick Very Happy great job brother
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 14 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrailerBuilder Great work as usual Exclamation

not around during this build sorry
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 14 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TrailerBuilder wrote:
Wow seattlepitboss, you dug deep to pull this build up Laughing


I can't count how many times I look at this build while I'm building mine Troy. It's a24"D X 44" offset with tuning plates, and I'm curious about the dual exhaust's. Do you ever use it as a RF? Does the firebox end chimney get used when cooking as a traditional offset?
Thanx for a great post of a great build Very Happy
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