Lawn/Leaf-Vac to Smoker Conversion Completed - worked great.

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by stevenlee, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. stevenlee

    stevenlee Newbie

    Started with a DOA TracVac Leaf Collector (motor hadn't run in ~20 years)

    Mounted old woodstove to motor mounts.

    Initial test runs showed 225-250 temps.

    Added some fold-out shelves on the sides.

    Mounted a couple of thermometers

    Constructing the interior frame

    Almost ready to go

    Added a wooden sign made from a leftover piece of chestnut lumber from a kitchen remodel.

    Invited 40-50 friends and cooked 12 racks of ribs, 10 lbs of wings, 2 shoulders and an 8 lb brisket flat.

    Food came out great.  Burned MA apple and a little VT Cherry and Alder.

    So if you ever see an old leaf vac for sale....
    gunkle, gary s and dirtsailor2003 like this.
  2. java

    java Smoking Fanatic

    Nice build, you will enjow it for many years to come.
  3. Nice Job, great looking meat  and a very unique smoker  I Like it   Keep those future post and pictures coming

  4. ctonello

    ctonello Smoke Blower

    Great job looks awesome. I'm sure the meat cost more than the smoker. That is a cool rig.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great job! Your smoker turned out great! Looks like it produces some great Q too!
  6. People on here are just crazy, but that is awesome. Some of the ideas I would never have imagined. That is some redneck ingenuity and it is awesome. Crazy cool build bro. Nice work
  7. stevenlee

    stevenlee Newbie

    Thanks, Bushwood!  As a Yankee that compliment means a lot to me :D
  8. I consider myself as a redneck engineer as well. After growing up in south Carolina and moving to the north due to military placement, I consider myself an implant here. Lol

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