Finally Starting My Build!

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by kanbowhntr, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Alright guys, after asking a few questions on here, and getting a lot of help from Dave(thx Dave), I finally have a small window of opportunity to work on the pit.  I basically have a some free time off of work during the evenings and weekends.  I have about a month before our busy season picks back up, and then I will be out of state and working non-stop.  I'll post pics as soon as I get something done. Basic info on pit is 5ft long by 36" pipe.  Will be a trailer build. May be slow but I promise I will update if I get something done! Any input/suggestions are welcome!

    Here is Dave's drawing that he drew for me!


    Pulled the 8' section of pipe out of the rain this afternoon( yes I said rain, that foreign stuff that never falls in Kansas)


    3' of the pipe has been claimed for a wood stove build by my boss. The remaining 5' is mine. Got the plasma cutter out and made my cut.


    On the way home tonight, I picked up a 36" end cap. Thanks to my father!


    Well that is my start so far. Plan on doing a little work on it during the day, but mainly the weekends!
     
  2. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like you got a heck of a cooker plan. Marking to keep coming back and see how it comes a long.
     
  3. Got the cap welded, grinded and door cut!
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    ok.. I'm in... :cheers:
     
  5. Me Too Keith.[​IMG]
     
  6. thechuck

    thechuck Smoke Blower

    Looks like you got a good start going KBH... whereabouts in KS are you located?
     
     
  7. Chuck: About 20 min nw of Wichita. Didn't have time today to work on it but hopefully tomorrow
     
  8. thechuck

    thechuck Smoke Blower

    Ah, I was at the zoo in Wichita today with the family... is it bad that I see certain animals and think how they'd taste smoked?! I wish I could work on mine more often but life/work is demanding and I've barely gotten started with just a couple partial days over several weeks... and months of planning. Looking forward to the rest of your build man...
     
     
  9. Got a few things done today, gotta head to florida for work on Monday, so slow go after this.
     
  10. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

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  11. Been a very successful but busy work year. Had little time to devote to pit. Have had it done for awhile now though. Sitting in an airport waiting on a plane so I have a chance to update.
    I want to give a huge thanks to Dave for helping me with the numbers and calculations, and everyone else on the site for there help and pictures as well. The pit runs great and I couldn't ask for more! Still need to blast and paint it once work slows down. Will probably be building a patio version for m father in law this fall!
     
  12. Good Job   Looks great

    Gary S
     
  13. Very nice build. Looks like you have created a family heirloom and BBQ smiles for years to come. 
     

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