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My first build updated pics 9/30, Ready to Go!
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KennyB07
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 10 9:56 am    Post subject: My first build updated pics 9/30, Ready to Go! Reply with quote

First time posting, been lurking for a few months now. Learning a bunch from everyone, thanks.

My neighbor and I have started our first build. Its not the prettiest, but hopefully will work well for us. We are planning as we go. I will try to post pictures as we progress. The plan is, to have a SS burner inside the cooker as well as having the firebox option. I would like to install dual burners on the front for deep frying turkeys, wings fish etc.. I am in process of trying to get a couple burners for it.

I lost my job at Thanksgiving, so we are doing it as cheap as we can. Between the 2 of us, we have a good amount of stuff to work from. My total cost at this point is $47 Very Happy We have about 24 hours in at this point.

Open to any ideas or suggestions from you guys.









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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 10 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the ring KennyB07, looking forward to seeing some pics of your cooks and following your cooker build. Smile
Y'all are making a nice looking cooker. Very Happy I like the tube framing around the body for support, I am guessing your stacks are going to be on the side and forward, or do you plan on bringing your connector pipe further into the chamber and have the stacks on the rear? I look forward to seeing more pics and updates. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 10 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Havent thought of the placement. Probably would have centered them. Are you thinking they should be placed as far away from the firebox connector as they can? So, they should go towards the back of the trailer on the cover? Planning on two 5" stainless tubes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29 10 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking a trailer hitch would be nice. lololol Just kidding you kenny!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What?? You mean it wont work if I just clamp it to my back bumper with large vice grips? Off to plan B.....HA! I am waiting to see how much I need to add for the fryer bases and propane tank.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KennyB07, I was thinking if you keep your connector as is without extending it forward and you mount your stacks to the rear then your heat/smoke will enter and go straight up and out making the front of your cooker the cold spot. You could mount a plate just under your grate and leave a gap forward to act somewhat like a reverse flow. This is just an observation I see. You might already have a plan.

purplewg just so you know your new avatar is killing me. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking start. Best advice I have for you is listen to KAM because he knows what works. Tom
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K.A.M. would it help if the stacks were placed in the front of the lid? What would be the drawbacks to doing that? Or would it be better just to extend the chute? Was hoping to get feedback before I go too far with this, so Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KennyB07, what your building is somewhat like a DP style cooker. Their pipes enter the cooker
and then the bottom half of the pipe is cut away to form a half moon. This allows the heat/smoke
to somewhat evenly disperse. If you can mount the stacks on the opposite end and not interfere
with the operation it should work. Personally I would extend the openings forward like a DP and
place the stacks on the rear.
Here is a link to some pics of a DP cooker. pic #29 shows some of the pipes.
http://public.fotki.com/winstons/diamondplate_produc/
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:


purplewg just so you know your new avatar is killing me. Laughing


My goal is to make people smile once in a while. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30 10 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

purplewg wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:


purplewg just so you know your new avatar is killing me. Laughing


My goal is to make people smile once in a while. Laughing

Mission accomplished. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03 10 6:16 am    Post subject: My first build, updated pics 9-2-10 Reply with quote

Here are a few updated pics from a few weeks ago. Got a lot done since these were taken. Propane tank mounts are now finished. Building a double deep fryer, but that will be bolted to frame. Trying to get it painted this weekend. Will post more when I get them.


Firebox grate and ashtray

Test burn/smoke






K.A.M.- thanks again for the help
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03 10 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KennyB07, your cooker is looking fantastic. Very Happy I like the ash catcher that will come in handy. Looking at the pic of the grate that is a whole lot of cooking space. Very Happy Keep up the good work and I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06 10 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting close....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10 10 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks awesome!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10 10 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friggin Beautiful!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01 10 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its ready to roll! Have had a few good cooks on it and everything works great. I have a few more things I will add in the future, but otherwise I am pleased with the final product. Thanks for everyones help and comments. Ive learned a ton from this board!










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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01 10 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That cooker looks AWESOME! Great job.

Although my wife would KILL me for painting the grass (again Embarassed )
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01 10 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any type of diverter plate in the cooker. Was wondering how the heat distribution was with your inlet in the center. If you were to load this up with butts do you have to rotate to keep the cooking even?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01 10 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KennyB07, awesome finish to a fine build. Very Happy I love the burner set up as well. Very nice work my man. Very Happy
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