Alelover's Smokehouse Build from Mostly Free Stuff (Maiden Voyage)

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by alelover, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. fagesbp

    fagesbp Smoking Fanatic

    What is this backerboard you used? Is it safe inside a smokehouse?
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    That looks really good so far. Can't wait to see the finished product. What are you anticipating your max temp being? 180? 
  3. Last edited: Nov 2, 2015
  4. What did you caulk with inside???
  5. I caulked the inside with 3M Fireblock.
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it's free, it's most certainly for ME! Looks great!
  7. Thanks Train. Not totally free but it should come in under $150 total. Saw my first concert in Springfield.
  8. Alelover, What a great build but I'm sorry to burst your bubble, you may want to read the attached MSDS sheet regarding the Hardi Cement board. It is a known carcinogen and an organ irritant
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The crystalline silica portion.... that can be found in sand etc... you have to cut the board before the silica becomes air borne... If you breathe enough, you can get silicosis... a disease brick layers get.... you can wear a dust mask and it's not a problem.....
  10. Really Dave, the msds sheet says that it is a known carcinogen and a known human target organ toxicant. do you really want to tell this guy its not a problem
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  11. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's not a problem... The big box stores sell it... there is no warning" when you purchase it... The only warning that should come with it is if you live in California, be sure to have a lawyer as your neighbor....

    It is a disclaimer, to have a defense for litigation...
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
  12. It is a problem if you breathe too much of the dust but there will be no dust in the smoker. Especially after a good seasoning the boards will be sealed. It will never be over 225ºF anyway. I took a propane torch to a piece and it turned black after a while but no fumes were emitted and it did not ignite. Many smokehouses have been built using this with no ill affects.
  13. No problem, just looking out for you
  14. I appreciate it.
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Scott !![​IMG]---------------[​IMG]

    Can't wait to see what comes out of it.

    Had me a little worried with the Wafer-Board, but then you covered it.

    Thanks for the Show!![​IMG]

  16. Thanks Bear. You know I won't do anything without researching it thoroughly on SMF. [​IMG]
  17. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Yep. Silica is in any cement based products (blocks, bricks, mortar, concrete, etc). The only time it is ever an issue is when you cut it in a manor that generates dust. That's why I have to yell at masons every time I am walking a project for cutting blocks without a dust mask! 
  18. Worked on the bottom door last night and fitted the vent.

    Should supply enough air.
  19. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You going to get this thing done in time for that thanksgiving turkey
  20. How's it coming, send pic!!!!

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