Building a reverse flow out of a 60 gallon air tank

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by onetonduallie, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Hey every body. I have taken in a lot of great ideas from folks around this forum. I thank you all very much! I am in michigan and it is cold and snowy right now so i am going to start my build. I would love comments, pointers and new ideas.  I will be posting pictures along the way but give me time. This build will take about a month.






     
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  2. qwikrnu bbq

    qwikrnu bbq Fire Starter

    Looks good so far. I've got a helper who looks just like that!
     
  3. alaska

    alaska Meat Mopper

    Hello there and welcome to the forum. Im building an 80gal from a compressor tank. Are you going to have this on a trailer? 

    Jerome
     
  4. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    No I dont think im going to. I have two other smokers that i use for traveling. I think i will just use some pneumatic tires and make it a roller.
     
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  5. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Well I dropped the tank off to the sand blaster today. There was to much surface rust on the inside to start fabrication. So hopefully I will have that back tomorrow and I will start laying out where every thing is going to go. Do you guys suggest using rope seal on the fb door and on the cc door? I think I will be able to pick up my steel for the fb tomorrow. Should i 1/4inch or 3/8?
     
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  6. qwikrnu bbq

    qwikrnu bbq Fire Starter

    Since the air tanks are so thin, I would stick with 1/4" and Double plate the top. That should be plenty good...
     
  7. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Thanks Qwick. I hope I can get my tank back today!!
     
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  8. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Finally picked up the tank today from the sandblaster. Every thing looks great. Time for a couple coldies and some more fabrication!!

     
  9. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Did a lot a measuring and got some good ideas. I found this old tool box handle i think i will use for the door.
     
  10. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Trying to get a good location for where the FB meets the CC but it proving to be a pain. I might bring it to shop and use my torch instead of the cut off wheel.
     
  11. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Getting a straight line on a curved surface is not the easiest. Any ideas are welcome!![​IMG]
     
  12. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

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    I had tank sitting on a flat level surface. Then I used a piece of 8" wide plate blocked up to the height I needed marked and moved plate around cone making as I went. Hope this helps!
     
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  13. qwikrnu bbq

    qwikrnu bbq Fire Starter

    My favorite is a cheap laser level.
     
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  14. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Thanks alot guys. Very helphul. I will take a look at it when i get home from work. I will keep you updated!
     
  15. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    Good time for my grinder to stop working!! Almost had the feet cut off....oh well back at it tomorrow.
     
  16. Best remedy for that is called Milwaukee!
     
  17. dockman

    dockman Smoking Fanatic

    Or Dewalt
     
  18. :(
     
  19. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter

    The old clarke i had Iasted a good 12 years. My brother in-law dropped of his Milwaukee so i can cut some more tonight!
     
  20. onetonduallie

    onetonduallie Fire Starter


    Scored some good steel for free today!!!  4 inch pipe and a sheet of steel diamond plate.
     

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