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FNG ... Smoker build - 4-2-12 Update- Paint/Stainless top.
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pyronoel
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29 10 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punch List:

Radio & All Electrical, 120v & 12v (temp battery for water pump this weekend for mopyro shoot)
Splash shield for water heater
Bolt down straps for fresh water tank
Bolt down strap for deep freeze
Thermostat to have option of turning freezer into fridge












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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30 10 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is really impressive. Will you eventually put a roof/canopy over the whole thing?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30 10 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope to do a k.a.m. canopy clone next year Smile



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That is really impressive. Will you eventually put a roof/canopy over the whole thing?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30 10 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyronoel very impressive build. A functional work of art.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30 10 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyronoel, your turning out an awesome rig and it keeps getting better with each touch. Very Happy Very nice work my man. Very Happy
Did you use shark bite fittings on your plumbing or is it crimped?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01 10 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone.

Learned this weekend: The smoker will not function if the RF plate is below level. Smoke/heat wants to rise, and without an uphill climb, forget about getting over 175. Just won't draw, fire won't burn, won't get hot.

I put a truck jack under that left side and it worked flawless. This was the first time I've had it off of level ground to use it.

Next upgrade will be another trailer jack on that corner.


I was VERY happy with how the grill worked. Grilled for about 2 hours, used maybe $10 in propane

The steel plates make for a very even heating temp over the entire grill. The upper rack is just the right size.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09 10 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday afternoon:


I didn't like the orange ratchet straps holding down the freezer...
There is a mystery of coolant lines running all over the thing, I didn't want to risk drilling into it.

Local hardware store didn't have a 48" U-Clamp, so I made one out of 1.5" flat stock, held on with 5/8 Bolts into nuts welded to the back of the trailer.



The water heater was just asking to have something knock it off the wall, or break it's little knobs. Build a guard for that (bolted on for easy removal) has a rain shield/heat guard on the top to deflect exhaust away from the sink.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09 10 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kevin,

I used PEX. I was skeptical, but they use it in RVs/homes now. I wanted something flexible. I did a double squeeze on every fitting, turned on the water and didn't have ANY leaking pex fittings! I was really surprised. It's super easy to work with. Only leaks I had were on the heater supply line, I bought a 4' braided hose that had 2 3/8 compression fittings-pipe thread included.- Those crappy chinese fittings BOTH leaked. The compression threads bottomed out before it would ever seal. Switched both of those over to regular brass fittings (probably also chinese, but better quality at least), and was leak free.



k.a.m. wrote:
pyronoel, your turning out an awesome rig and it keeps getting better with each touch. Very Happy Very nice work my man. Very Happy
Did you use shark bite fittings on your plumbing or is it crimped?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09 10 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyronoel, good deal.Very Happy If you run into a problem with a leaking fitting the shark bite or several other brands out there work great. They are basically just push together fittings that are rated for the PEX. You can get them at most hardware stores and Home Depot and Lowe's.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10 10 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like I should rent this out as an efficiency apartment...... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10 10 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think rev 2.0 will be a longer trailer so I can put a sleeper cab on the front.

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I feel like I should rent this out as an efficiency apartment...... Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10 10 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyronoel

That is one first class cooker, I have cooker envy, I was wondering I am thinking of building a gas grill out of a 120 gal. tank to put on my smoker do you think the way you built yours with the metal plate and high pressure burners would work in a propane tank?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02 12 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weekend a break was taken from Pit #2 to freshen up #1.

Replaced heavy granite counter with a stainless top.


Re-painted all the black, and the freezer.

Moved the water tank from under the smoker (melted) to behind the freezer. -Replaced with new tank. Still the same 21 gal.
Only thing left is to install the vent w/ screen tonight.


2 weeks ago I put a new 3500# axle under it, now with electric brakes.






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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04 12 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see pics of the mods!!

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