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First build 100 inch long cooking chamber(UPDATED5-2-2015)
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JoeMofknDot
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02 12 10:37 am    Post subject: First build 100 inch long cooking chamber(UPDATED5-2-2015) Reply with quote

This is what I'm starting with. I also plan on running a multi fan setup for the firebox intake. I've got a bit of work done so far. I have it on a trailer (I'm not going for the prettiest trailer it's just to move it around the house). I'm sure it's not going to be leaving the house unless I rebuild the trailer or build a new one. Will post more pictures soon. Also any help, ideas, critiqes will be appreciated!

This is the piece I started with I cut it off at the 2 holes that were cut into the piece was planning on using a different piece for the firebox but I didn't want to waste 30 inches of the pipe so i used the cut off piece as the firebox



Here it is sitting on the trailer


RF plate welded in


Firebox welded out and door cut


I couldn't wait to get the stack on to see how it looked


Then I cut the firebox door still have to clean it up hoping to be able to use the 2 pipes on the bottom as the fan intakes I plan on gettin the grates built and firebox door cleaned up and mounted to do a test fire before i commit to the intakes


(Updated 11-7-2012)
My dad came by @7a.m. to help with the smoker we acomplished a bunch. Finished the cooker door and finished the hinges. My dad looks at me and says that the grey paint has to go 6 or so 80 grit flapwheels later we got most of it off but still have a lot of flapwheel work to do still


Also welded in the lower cooking grate rails in still have to finish the lower cooking grate.


(UPDATE11-9-2012)
A friend gave me 2 PID's Watlow93 and Athena19 so I finally got the thermocouplers ordered should be here early next week



Finally firebox door on still have to trim the straping and clean up a few welds might put another strongback on the door but I don't know if it really needs it. Didn't have a lot of time to work on it so didn't get everything I wanted done today





Lower cooking grate finished and little shelves for the digital therms UPDATED11-17-2012








Freshly Painted


Going to clean up the ruff opening but I ran our of grinding stones

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02 12 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that from a light pole?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02 12 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
Is that from a light pole?

It's not a light pole but a piece of a transmission power pole.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02 12 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought they were tapered.kewl Idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02 12 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
I always thought they were tapered.kewl Idea.


Yeah most have a taper but there are some straight ones
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03 12 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats a cool idea - never thought about using a transmission pole. What's the wall thickness?
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njtarter wrote:
Now thats a cool idea - never thought about using a transmission pole. What's the wall thickness?


It's 3/8 thick. nice and heavy.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice - may have to keep my eye out for a chunk of that.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04 12 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it galvanized on the inside also? The outside looks like it might be.
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sprayboss wrote:
Is it galvanized on the inside also? The outside looks like it might be.
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No galvanized anywhere it's painted grey on the outside. With steel poles used for powerlines don't have any toxic chemicals like galvanizing because of in the field changes that happen after the poles are installed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well today I had an hour or 2 to work on the smoker, but didn't get much done. My top corners of the doors pulled on about 3/8 of an inch from when I cut them out and the middle of the top of the door raised an 1/8 or so. I was able to get the top right side pounded into within an 1/8 of an inch so I have a little more pounding to do before I can get the door straps on. I did manage to get both side straps for the door bent into shape but not welded to the door I want to try to get the top of the door closer before I get the straps welded up. I'm hoping that the c-clamp trick will work on the top in the center. Also bent some rod for the firebox door hinges.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoeMofknDot, your cooker is looking fantastic. Very Happy I like the idea of using the pole very sharp looking. I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoeMofknDot, Your cooker is looking great. Very Happy
I'm a little curious as to why your going with fan intakes as opposed to conventional openings?
I'm not trying to be critical, just curious. Smile
Good luck with the door.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get yourself a fireplace blower like the one below. They bolt right up to the pit and are adjustable by altering the air inlet flow. One should be able to move air thru that behemoth.





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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 12 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GF wrote:
JoeMofknDot, Your cooker is looking great. Very Happy
I'm a little curious as to why your going with fan intakes as opposed to conventional openings?
I'm not trying to be critical, just curious. Smile
Good luck with the door.


There's a few reasons I'm going to try to use the fan intakes, I really like the look of just 2 pipes sticking out of the back. If I go with conventional intakes I either have to go with a minium of 5 holes 5x5 would have to do six for an even look and not really wanting to cut the firebox that much.
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k.a.m. wrote:
JoeMofknDot, your cooker is looking fantastic. Very Happy I like the idea of using the pole very sharp looking. I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy


Thanks k.a.m
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Alien BBQ wrote:
Get yourself a fireplace blower like the one below. They bolt right up to the pit and are adjustable by altering the air inlet flow. One should be able to move air thru that behemoth.






Thanks Alien BBQ I just saw this a few nights ago and like it I'm going to try to build a PID controller with dual fans 1 with a low constant cfm and another fan for temp control. if it doesn't workout I'm going to give a try. Where do you get the fan?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06 12 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lowes.

I have found that once I get the smoker to temp, it stays at temp. If I need to add wood, it fluctuates a little but goes right back to my set temp.
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Alien BBQ wrote:
Lowes.

I have found that once I get the smoker to temp, it stays at temp. If I need to add wood, it fluctuates a little but goes right back to my set temp.


Cool I'm going to go check them out but I doubt the Lowes here in Las Vegas,NV the stores here don't carry a lot of cold weather stuff
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Alien BBQ wrote:
Lowes.

I have found that once I get the smoker to temp, it stays at temp. If I need to add wood, it fluctuates a little but goes right back to my set temp.


Cool I'm going to go check them out but I doubt the Lowes here in Las Vegas,NV the stores here don't carry a lot of cold weather stuff
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