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....
     
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  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

    Gary
     
  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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