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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13 12 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice build going on Tony. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13 12 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony, Everything is looking good. Very Happy
Keep up the good work.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13 12 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony,
She is looking great bro! Very Happy
Nice work. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things went great today - only a few burns, neck suntan is peeling, and I tend to forget the but pain until I try to lift too much.....lol - oh, and my freaking phone died after taking 1 pic Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad

you can actually see the rf plate here, and all the shelf options!I did get the firebox mounted, frame beefed up to hold it, and a few other odds n ends, but inside this steel building, my phone keeps trying to get service and that kills the battery Evil or Very Mad Maybe I'll remember my real phone Thursday when I get back at it!?

Thanks for looking as always - again, any and all input appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony, looks good. I'm interested to see how you mounted the fire box. Looks like you have plenty of options for racks. Cool
I'll stay tuned. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony... This is the only opportunity that I have had to Congratulate You on undertaking what some others would
term," Nah- I Can't!"

Really nice design and fab work...I'll be following this build to the end!

I'm sure You've already decided on door gasket material,Eh?

I'll be back soon! Wink

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The "Other" Tony Laughing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14 12 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, door gaskets are a probable ....the thin material here may be quite the bugger to get tight with heat....I know I screwed up as the piano hinges are going to leak somewhat, as I didnt allow for backing there as I did everywhere else around doors Embarassed Hoping they fill with liquid smoke quickly Confused
I still have some reinforcing to do on said doors, make firebox door and air intakes, make stack and actual shelves along with misc fixes, tweaks and welds - but see this ready for fire within a week [ or two Confused ]

This Tony dont know "Nah, I cant"....although he sometimes feels like "maybe I shouldnt have"........ Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15 12 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony's BBQ wrote:
Yea, door gaskets are a probable ....the thin material here may be quite the bugger to get tight with heat....I know I screwed up as the piano hinges are going to leak somewhat, as I didnt allow for backing there as I did everywhere else around doors Embarassed Hoping they fill with liquid smoke quickly Confused
I still have some reinforcing to do on said doors, make firebox door and air intakes, make stack and actual shelves along with misc fixes, tweaks and welds - but see this ready for fire within a week [ or two Confused ]

This Tony dont know "Nah, I cant"....although he sometimes feels like "maybe I shouldnt have"........ Cool Very Happy



Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Carry On, Dude...Carry On! Cool


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17 12 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had a less than productive day today with life getting in the way... Confused I did think to take some pis - poor ones, but youl see the progress...
Latching handles installed - more edging to secure heat from just flying out!





I know its a bit of a 3 way cluster - but figure they are only opened a few times for a big smoke, so its not really a big deal.

fire box mounted to trailer - welded to risers under smoker, and trailer itself as ther eis a bumper like backer on unit



Still have to cut length of top as there is too much overhang to put logs in comfortably, and no stock handy for door itself - I may have to actually buy a piece of steel Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Wink
I am planning on additional supports at 45° from bottom of firebox to trailer frame, but want to figure out vent holes on firebox first.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17 12 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony, nice job. Very Happy
Sorry you have to b...b...b, I can't say it, purchase steel. Shocked
Looking forward to updates.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17 12 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Son of a b...b...bi...b...b...bi...b...b....gun!
Hate to see you have to buy steel.
Can't find any pieces to stitch together? Very Happy Confused Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17 12 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great so far!!

I'm looking to do basically the same thing as you, but with the firebox being offset in the back instead of an RF. I was going to use a 275g oil tank (45x60x27) and make the insulated firebox 27x27x27 out of 1/4 steel with 2" of insulation and an 1/8 skin.

Reading this, you guys are saying the oil tank is pretty thin. How thin is that? I don't have the oil tank on hand, it's at a buddies house until I get started. Is it worth using the oil tank or should I just build a box in the same size. I have a scrapyard nearby that is more metal supply house than scrapyard that sells metal at scrap prices ($14/100# I think,) so getting sheet metal to make a cooking chamber "shouldn't" be a problem. If I go that route, how thick should the cooking chamber be, ideally?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19 12 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Mr T Smile I think the idea of some bracing from the trailer frame to the firebox is a good idea, alot of weight hanging there. Keep up the nice work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19 12 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catman wrote:
Son of a b...b...bi...b...b...bi...b...b....gun!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24 12 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a few hours making a firebox door and safe like seal / locking system... Embarassed



I did find a pretty nice scrap 5' x 12", so I welded it together, then took the sledge hammer to straighten it out from the heat warpage....bad idea since the firebox itself is a little warped - so then I had to bend it to match...lol! Shocked



Even some more bracing back to frame.
Door complete with 4" xs 11"air intake complete with kick adjuster, dual latches with one handle [ AKA knee buster], non-matching home made 3/4" steel rod hinges that didnt come out quite as equal in size / shape as I thought they did...





To sum it up - a lot of really good ideas I stole from you all,[ THANK YOU ALL!! ] more slopped together - Quite functional, but not the quality of workmanship shown here on average Embarassed Confused But I will still admit to building her - once she's all greazed up and smelling up the neighborhood not too many will complain or critique - not if they want to eat that is Twisted Evil

Chimney and shelving itself - a few tweaks, holes to fill and completing all the welds....as time allows.
Thanks for lookin again - as always, any and all comments [ good or bad] welcome!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24 12 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony, awesome job on your cooker my Friend. Very Happy If there is one thing you will never see me do is critique another mans work unless asked. Personally I think you did an outstanding job for your first time out and applaud you for getting it done. Very Happy I look forward to seeing her turn out the fine BBQ she was meant to do. Nicely done my man. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24 12 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony, since you're welcoming comments...Sweet. Very Happy
Everything looks good to me, and I'm sure the food off it will match.
Nice job, I'll probably "borrow" a few of your ideas whenever I get around to the same tank I have sitting at my fathers house. Wink
Looking forward to seeing it all done with some food on it.
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Thank You Kevin - really means a lot coming from you Bro!! I'm not out of the woods yet - still have a bit to do, then pray it flows properly etc!!
I am quite thrilled I have enough good friends with shops, scraps and equipment needed to go along with all the posts I can plagiarize here on The Ring!!! I am really enjoying working with my hands again, as the construction / remodeling business is quite slow..though the aches from lifting all this steel are leaving me look and sound a bit older than I am!!.. I have also learned a new appreciation for you and guys like you who can actually make pretty welds that hold!!! [ mine tend to hold, usually, but pretty aint usually used when describing them!] The patience it takes to make nice weld lines , cuts etc just aint part of my anatomy!! Shocked Very Happy Probably why I cook a little hotter / faster on average than alot of you guys too!!
Looks like snow tonight - gotta plow early, then fire up the smoker - I live in a predominant Catholic area - so sales will most likely be a bit off tomorrow, though they were pretty good on Ash Wednesday Cool Very Happy Maybe I'll smoke some fish to break this new rig in for my Catholic friends Wink
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Thanks GF, you posted while I was writing the Apistle to KEvin....lol - "borrow" away....I DID Cool Very Happy
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Maybe I'll smoke some fish to break this new rig in for my Catholic friends Wink

I wish I was there to partake in the meal my Friend. Very Happy
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