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Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by locovet, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Lol!! That's quite a drive. I've made it before. Texas is where I fell in love with smoked meat. Good ol' Texas BBQ! I lived there in and around Ft. Hood for 4 years. Really miss the fried okra too! Lol!
     
  2. Hey Joe ---  Too Late I already told him that in a PM and how sorry I was.  I am going to work on it some more and try to get it finished up. Been messing with for over a year.

    And I would bring a bag of Okra to fry up

    Gary
     
  3. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    I'm out of town on the South Carolina coast, did someone say Road Trip???
     
  4. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    What do people prefer/recommend when it comes to paint?
     
  5. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    This is the look we are going for. We like the look of the meadow creek. Trailer I think will be powder coated. What seems to work the best on the tank/firebox?
     
  6. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rustoleum makes a 1200* high heat paint that works very well. A number of folks on here use it and are very satisfied. It comes in several colors, but I like the flat black best. It can be touched up easier and does not show. I have made a couple of repairs (caused by the shipping company) to my new smoker and none of the touch ups can be detected. Good luck. Joe
     
  7. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Thanks Joe I will look into it. How does it hold up to the weather? Is it something that you will have to redo every year or does it last multiple years?
     
  8. I painted mine with the High temp Rustoleum  Gloss black  I have to touch it up now and then mainly on the yop of the fire box. But mine sits in the weather and is not covered

    Gary
     
  9. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Ok. Thanks gary. Did you guys use a high temp primer also or just the high temp paint?
     
  10. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just the paint. This is what several of the builders use. Also, my experience is only about 6 years, but Gary has about 40 years. Stay in touch with him for the really good stuff. Good luck, Joe
     
  11. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Will do. Thanks again
     
  12. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    We are thinking about putting fire brick in the fire box to help insulate and hold heat. What do you guys think of that?
     
  13. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Got the tank back from sandblasting today. Looks brand new!
     
  14. Nice   Looks New

    Gary
     
  15. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    That sure will make for some easy welding by not having to fight the rust!
     
  16. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    That's part of the reason we did it. The cost was $80. Which in my book is worth every penny!
     
  17. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    What do you guys think about the fire brick idea?
     
  18. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Firebrick will take up some of the volume of your FB. If you have already accounted for this in your FB size calculations then go ahead and put it in. If not, it could make your FB volume too small.

    Beyond that, the firebrick will provide some insulation, but not as much as rockwool on the outside. You state that you want it to hold heat, but that is not what firebrick does; it is not designed to absorb and hold heat. It is designed to resist heat. But then again, the purpose of a FB is not to hold heat but to move as much of the heat as possible out and into the CC. The main benefit of firebrick is to protect the firebox, but you need to have designed your firebox from the outset to get the benefit of it without sacrificing performance.
     
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  19. doug kiser

    doug kiser Fire Starter

    Hey guys I used 2000* primer, then 1200* rustolem paint and it looks and is holding up good.
     
  20. locovet

    locovet Fire Starter

    Looks good Doug nice looking smoker!
     

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