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reeceb73
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 12 10:07 pm    Post subject: Insulated RF Smoker Reply with quote

Here is my first attempt at a backwoods type smoker -- actually, the first smoker I have ever built. Probably got carried away with the material - 10 gauge steel for inner walls, 14 gauge outer walls. This thing will weigh around 1,500 lbs when its all said and done.

The rockwool insulation was delivered this week. Can't work on it today, but hope to get a lot done tomorrow.

I have the pictures of my progress posted lower on this thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 12 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reeceb73, very nice progress on your cooker project it looks fantastic. Very Happy I can appreciate structure overkill that is my motto being in the oilfield most of my adult life. Very Happy I look forward to seeing some more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 12 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is going to be *heavy* and *big*. If I ever build a cabinet-style smoker (probably) I will design mine to be just deep enough to hold full size hotel pans for reheating or drip catching. Nice work though! Have you thought through your door hinges and latches and sealing yet? Grease drain?

Is that a Millermatic 250 MIG welder? Sure looks like one. I have that exact welder, have used it for years and made a ton of money with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25 12 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am modeling this after some backwoods smokers. It will have a deeper water pan when I am done, and we have the drain on there now. I wanted something where I will primarily be using one or two racks but have the flexibility to cook A LOT of food for those rare occasions.

I ordered some heavy duty hinges, and latches. The hinges will be here early next week. I still need to order tadpole sealer for the doors.

I will have this mounted on a trailer when its done, and it will be heavy, but my truck should pull it around with no problems. If I make another one, I will scale back on the gauge of metal!

That is a Millermatic 250 MIG. Its my dad's and it sure is nice!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26 12 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I just figured out how to embed images...













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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26 12 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes indeed, a Miller 250, a great machine and one heckuva nice looking cooker, keep going brother, that is looking sharp! Very Happy Can hardly wait to see how this comes out
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26 12 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off to the shop to get some work on this today. I will post some pictures of my progress later.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27 12 9:00 am    Post subject: Not bad Reply with quote

Looks a little heavy but I'm thinking it'll hold heat. Can't wait to taste the ribs off that sucka!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03 12 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few pics: Ran into problems with the air vents. It should have been easy, but spent a lot of time working on those. My mom's electric carving knife works well cutting insulation Very Happy













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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03 12 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good. At this rate you'll be ready to smoke by the end of the month.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09 12 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got a little work done today. Got the chimney built and most of the back inner wall completed.








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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09 12 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great looking cooker!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17 12 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got rained out, so I didn't get many pictures. We did finish the back and have started on the left side. Here is a picture of the back being insulated.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12 12 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have been out of town several weekends in a row,so its been a slow process on this smoker. We worked on it last weekend and finished the skin on all sides. We ran out of argon, so there is a little more welding to do a the top skin.

All that is left is the doors, cooking grates and firebox, and paint it up. Hopefully, we will make a lot of progress this weekend.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14 12 7:17 am    Post subject: update Reply with quote

Finished welding all the skin. Made both doors. hung the door to the cooking chamber. Next work day on this project will have the second door done, and hopefully the cooking racks and the firebox rack. Here are some pictures.







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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14 12 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good !! Can't wait till it is done .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15 12 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few more pics. We had to cut off the legs and redesign the stand. I don't have the pictures, but we have the frames for two cooking grates. Got the charcoal chamber door attached.





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16 12 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slow day at work today, so I decided to leave and work on the smoker for a few hours. I added the latches (pain in the butt to drill the holes for the screws!), cleaned up the underside and primed it. Here are a few pics.

I still need to build the firebox, one more cooking grate, and a cap for the chimney. The rest is just get her cleaned up and painted.





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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17 12 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

put the chimney cap on, cleaned up the welds and rusty metal, primed the insulated areas with rustoleum rusty metal primer and the hot areas with their high temperature paint. Here are a few pictures.













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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19 12 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a carry handle on top? Just pick it up like a suit case to take to where you want to us it? I like that kind of portability!

Just kidding, but what is it?

I keep seeing all the welding projects that you all post here. Makes me feel like I need to take some welding classes and put my welder to better use! Looking good.
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