boykjo's reverse flow build 05/07/2015 update

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by boykjo, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. That fire box looks great Joe.  If you have left over 1/4 plate you can always make another, in your spare time, for a gun safe. [​IMG]

    Wishing you and family a Happy Thanksgiving!     ed
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Back at it again.......Mounted the firebox. Had to do some grinding on the drum lip in some places but the fitment went well. had it in within an hr. As I was welding the box in you can hear the metal moving. I think my smoker door moved a little. I'm waiting for some steel supports to weld to inside the smoker box door before I finish the firebox. I have the dampers parts all made up, just have to mill down one side of the 1/2 inch angle for a better fit.....








    Thanks for looking

    Joe
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    More progress






    Thanks for looking
     
  4. Man you got that thing looking great

    Gary
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Joe !!!!!!!!!! Those air inlets to the FB...... they are, without a doubt, the prettiest I've seen..... Very nice work you are doing.....
     
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone...... Going to do the 2"  V down the middle with the drain and then install the RF plate on each side. might as well go all the way instead of just a plate.......
     
  7. One thing you probably need to do once it's finished to check out road worthiness is pull it on down here to East Texas and let me try it out for a day or a couple hundred.

    Gary
     
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  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't think Texas will be far enough for a test run. SPeed right on through there and don't stop until you get to Oregon!

    Great Looking Rig so far!
     
  9. No !  I can tell by looking the smoker needs to head South West

    Gary
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Only costs a few cents more to go First Class..... When all the work is considered, First Class it is....
     
  11. thechuck

    thechuck Smoke Blower

    Really liking your double door and narrow trailer... great looking build so far! As Dave said... your vents are pretty darn good lookin'
     
  12. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I mean.. if that's the best you can do.. well then I guess that will have to do.... :biggrin:

    How are you going to pull that and your camper to Jerry's ??

    but really.. this is looking great Joe....
     
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The weather has not been cooperating ..... Was able to get the drain finished (3" angle) and I cleaned the inside of the tank with my 4.5 inch angle grinder with wire wheel.... I added 4 inches to the firebox to make the drain centered at the doors. Installed the threaded coupling to the drain. The drain pipe will be removable. I think this is true with other smokers like the lang..located the hole to be drilled in the bottom of the cc.... I can call it a CC now instead of a drum or tank......[​IMG]

    Going to install the drain and rf plate this friday.. The weather is looking good for this weekend







    Thanks for looking
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice... don't forget the sharpie.....
     
  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking great Joe.
     
  16. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Planned to have the weekend dedicated to the smoker but looks like things didn't go as planned. I was able to get the RF plate in Sunday.  Its not welded in all the way but its in.I'll have to finish it this week.... I must say what a pain in the arse it was......I got so mad trying to get everything to fit right I had to quit and go take a break.... Decided to fry some speckled trout at a buddy's house up the road.....We caught these out of Harker's Island North Carolina.............








    My buddy Crow





    Thanks for looking
     
  17. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    The build looks awesome and so do those sea trout!! Nothing like some fresh fried trout!
     
  18. Nice, great job   Like those fish, looks tasty

    Gary
     
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It all looks good Joe.. my only disappointment is... there's still some drink left in the bottle of fireball... :biggrin:
     
  20. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Don't look like much more was done but spent a lot of time welding in the RF plate and installing the drain. I had some 1-1/4 untested pipe and my harbor freight pipe threading set.. did a good job...  The main work is done I hope. Paint, door trims and the cooking racks are all that's left before a fire is going to go in this rig. stage 2 will be a burner in front of the tank for frying and stage three will be a hot water system and sink.









    Thanks for looking
     

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