first build 275 gl fuel tank

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by beaummiler, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. beaummiler

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  2. beaummiler

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    if i had only found this huge stock pile of propane tanks before had started oh well makes a cheap firebox at 30x36or so after cutting the top of so i can put a plate there also we picked up a 24d x 46l tank also that we are going to build around dads old ss grate from a 55gln drum will post those as we start towork on it
     
  3. beaummiler

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    Sorry dave have been busy with talking to surgens about my 11m old sons hernia went under this morning went perfect and he was walkn and playing soon as we got home the welder in the photos was a hobart 125 but not the ez and i did have the tension to tight that a friend loand me but i bought a hobart 140
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    the tracks for your grates... I see they are uni-strut... are they stainless or galvanized strut ? whenever you are trying to weld a thinner metal to a thicker piece.. keep the majority of your heat on the thicker metal... and then move on over to the thinner stuff real quick and then back to the thicker piece... hope that makes sense... ya gotta make the thinner piece jealous and make it run over to the thicker piece.. lol
     
  5. beaummiler

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    it makes a lot of sense i look at it as i have to get the thicker metal hot first the channel i used is mild steel that was painted asked the metal dealer if it was galvanized he said no wire wheel takes it of pretty good thought about using a weed burner on them
     
  6. beaummiler

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    if anything out of my first build maybe i might learn how to weld and when i build another i will be a little smarter
     
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  7. beaummiler

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    put my soon to be firebox up to the cc to start laying out my cut ? would i be better off cutting a little bit off the top off the fb 1 for more opening into cc and 2 i think it maybe easier to conect the two or will the curved part of fb into cc be better for heat dirrection
     
  8. beaummiler

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    should be getting my cooking grate and some plate metal today yaa
     
  9. beaummiler

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    here is what we are workn with on dads project
    built the stand and got some hinges welded on
     
  10. beaummiler

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    little more done on dads wheels door cut out all the way and rack supports in [​IMG]
     
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  13. beaummiler

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    change of plans here is my new pig roaster
     
  14. beaummiler

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    Well dads is done except for cuting out the air in take and charcoal basket
     
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  16. beaummiler

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    And here is my firebox getting a plate put on the tank had a nice weldd bevel so i just ground it to make it a little more angled will have to trim up the plate later
     
  17. beaummiler

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    cut opening to cook chamber going to grind it out some more i cut it small
     
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  20. beaummiler

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    dads little helper
     

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