My Patio RF

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by controlfade, May 22, 2010.

  1. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    Well, I picked up a piece of 55" long 20" diameter steel pipe 1/4" thick for the great big price of $10. I am gonna make a new RF for the patio. Here is what I got accomplished before MOMMA told me I was done!
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  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start and the price of that pipe sure was right. Keep the pics coming
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yea! Let us know when momma lets you back out to play!
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that is a good start for a fine looking smoker. Keep the Qview coming.
     
  5. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    Thanxs Guys, and I TOLD Momma I was playing tomorrow. Ok, I really begged and she said I could spend an hour or so. I have to smoke some beef ribs and wings for a picnic in the rain
     
  6. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    here are a couple more pictures. It's moving along nicely. I need to cut up some flat stock and finish of the chamber and the fire box, this is what I have gotten to so far.

     

     
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  7. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    Your new pics aren't showing up?

    nevermind
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  8. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    Here are a few more pics. Just waiting for some 2" square tube and then off to the sand blaster. Hopefully I am seasoning her by the weekend.

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  9. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It looks to me like this thing is just waiting for a good fire.

    Nice work.

    Thanks for the pics.
     
  10. ohe yea keep us posted
     
  11. duck killer 1

    duck killer 1 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    looks great![​IMG]
     
  12. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    I finished the reverse plate today and my 2" square has arrived. I should have it done in time for a nice long burn in for the weekend.[​IMG]
     
  13. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice build.....can't wait to see it in action!
     
  14. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    Alrighty, i got the base just about completed tonight and also made one rack. I think i will also add an additional rack to thow a brisket or two or some ribs up top when I need to do a large amount of food

    the base, still need to install the wheels, weld some expanded steel for a bottom shelf and weld the smoker to it but my wife is 4'11" and 95 pounds and this freak of nature has got to be 400 pounds plus. Hopefully the neighbor can give me a hand tomorrow.

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    Rack 1, I will make another about 8-10" above this one.

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  15. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    ok, it's done! well sort of. Bringing it to be sandblasted in an hour and the to the paintbooth. Hopefull will season it tomorrow an install both mohagany racks, bottom and the top folding. here it is without paint the mohagany.

    No air vents! just 1 - 1 3/8" hole for the 25CFM blowerfan hooked up to the guru

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  16. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Love the angle iron center.  Neat idea....

    Great job get that sucker off to sandblast and then down to powder coat.
     
  17. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    it's all painted [​IMG]  just put the finish on the mahogany and gonna install tomorrow and season it. Then tuesday she will get her maiden voyage!

    One of the tires has a bad tube that why the jack is under her. I am going to get the tires filled with foam and not have to deal with inflating them all the time.

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    and the almost finished product.

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  18. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is so awesome! I love the colors too, I couldn't imagine having that kind of talent to build my own smoker, wow. That thing should last you a long time too! Looking forward to seeing her in action.
     
  19. controlfade

    controlfade Fire Starter

    Thanxs Squirrel,

    WooHoo, it works and darn well also. Ran it today for 12 hours with the guru controller.  This thang takes some time to warm up but once warm she maintained temp within a couple degrees the whole day with no constant attendance other than to get her PAM on!. Both side of the chamber are within a couple degrees of each other so no real hot spots although the upper rack was about 7-8 degrees warmer than the lower.

    I am gonna do some chicken and ribs for the boys at work tommorow for her maiden voyage and then get the forklift to load it and bring home. I will need a bunch of hands to get this beast off the truck even with 4 wheels.

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  20. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good there.
     

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