52 Quart Sazon Pot (Mini) Re-Finished 6/25

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  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Having a Masterbuilt Pro 18.5" Kettle I found this Sazon 52 quart pot $36.99 the only 80 Quart I found was $125.00 me not being frugal Cheap is a better word.[​IMG]  So Lowes has some flat stock 24x24 for under 20 bucks. decided to use that on the bottom of the pot. Still have to get some screws tomorrow, but here is what is done.


    Plate drawn out 1 rivet in the center 


    Use a ruler with a whole to make inside line no pic


    Started the cut with my Dremel then finished with jig saw

    I riveted the bottom before cutting


    Hole cut


    Trimmed an old grate to fit and had an old water pan

    This will be one of my shelves 



       
     
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  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a simple and effective build...JJ
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good. Does the rest of the metal get trimmed off the bottom?
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yes I have to bring it out to see how much,I plan on turning the cooking grate over to use as a base. 
     
  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thermometer installed,Bottom Trimmed,mark for the gratings. Found the gratings I wanted they measure 15" Diameter 

    These are the heaviest gratings I ever seen


    Thermometer 


    Bottom plate cut




    Marked for screws I will thread these as well as nut them

    Holes drilled tomorrow



    Plan on doing some ribs tomorrow

    Thanks for looking
     
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  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Great! Please tell us you boil l tested your therm before installation!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Yeah and even with the glove on it gets hot,came to a light boil at 210* and I quit THATS Hot
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finished it up today.

    Drilled and Tapped all the holes



    Had to try it


    Ring is way to big


    Lots of smoke


    The dome lid does not work,to much air temp went up to 450*

    Had 2 small pieces of ribs in at that time,put them in the gas grill

    Cooled the pot redid the defuser, went with the steamer insert.


    Thanks for looking
     
  9. Very very nice   Great Job   [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary this thing holds temp rock solid.My MES 40 will be sitting on the side line LOL Thanks for the point.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Finally found the gasket material to seal the bottom.

    Cleaned and use the high temp. gasket material to attach the rope gasket.


    another angel 


    I cut the rivets off the handles so they could be turned over.


    Used it 6/25 to do some Legs and Thighs


    Without the gasket I could see smoke coming out now nothing


    Next will be to work on the dome lid 


    Picked up the 5/8" gasket when I got the 3/8" for the base.

    Will try to get that on this week some time.

    Thanks for looking 

    Richie

     
     
  12. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice build.  Looks like it works good.
     

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