New project reverse flow with extra box over fire box

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by silcozot, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    That sounds like a good idea Spankerchief , I will try without and see what happens.

    Roller, I am a rebel I guess if it doesn't  work I will tweek till it does, I'm hoping to do a test fire this weekend just a few more things to do

    fire bricks grates and seal up the doors [​IMG]   I had the smoker on my work table to weld the bottom fire box, I figure it's close to 1200 lbs. now

    and I could roll it around[​IMG]
     
  2. s an m bbq

    s an m bbq Fire Starter

    that looks like a bad sum bitch
     
  3. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    TEST FIRE [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that is unbelievable
     
  5. daggerdoggie

    daggerdoggie Smoke Blower


    X2!
     
  6. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    Test fire went well, I was surprised how little fire wood it required to hold the temp in the main chamber at 250 lower rack and at least 30 degress hotter at upper shelf, the warmer box got up to 185 after 3hrs or so.

    Now to get to work on the trailer my buddy donated to the project, here is how it looks now [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool Build!

    Are you using a plasma cutter or do you have access to a laser?

    Can't wait to see it up and smoking!

    Todd
     
  8. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    Thanks Todd, I picked up a Plasma cutter after I cut the door out with a zip blade and a sawzall ( what a great new toy!)  I did use a laser level to mark out the cuts to the end of the tank .

    We will be trying it out on some ribs this Sat while I start on the trailer mods.
     
  9. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    lookn good still....
     
  10. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    It amazes me what a difference a little paint makes. Well,, maybe not  LITTLE in this case...lol Looks great
     
  11. I really like the way you are not afraid to think out of the box. Try it and if it does not work, change it and try again. Mine has undergone a few changes to improve it since I built it.

    Looks like you have good fabrication skills, nice clean build.

    Can't waiy to see how the trailer comes out.
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a great build!

    You certainly are very talented & creative person!

    Can't wait to see it in action!
     
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Great build[​IMG]
     
  14. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    Hey thanks guys, we got the smoker going this Saturday and all went really well!

    Smoker held the temp at 225 over 6 hours without to much playing around, I could keep the air intake on the firebox open about half way all afternoon.

    We used maybe 4 10" x 16" chunks of Maple split up and a little bag of Mesquite.

    I was so pumped to serve up the ribs I forgot to take after pictures, but here is a couple before shots.

    Maybe this coming weekend at the neighbours annual rib and shrimpfest![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    heck yea [​IMG]
     
  16. hdflame

    hdflame Meat Mopper

    You've got a great looking rig!  I like the big FAT tank.  Don't see many like that, but it made for a nice cooker!
     

    I'm still trying to understand the concept behind the 3rd chimney?  I can see why you have the middle one because it's a reverse flow, but not sure why it seemed to be an afterthought?  Didn't you need it in the beginning in order to make it a reverse flow?  What's the purpose of the one on the left, far end from firebox?

    Maybe I missed a picture somewhere, but how did you end up building the inside pipe along the bottom?  Did it just end on the side away from the firebox?  I definitely like being able to use the warming box for a cooker or smoker too.

    Bobby
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2011
  17. daggerdoggie

    daggerdoggie Smoke Blower

    Man, that is a really nice build.
     
  18. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    x2    man that thing jugs some smoke
     
     
  19. max-paul

    max-paul Fire Starter

    Ok, take this from someone who is a newbie and might be barking up the wrong tree. But this is my thinking. First, I wish I had your resources and skills. Nice looking rig for sure. My only question is this. How are you going to get out the ashes? Maybe there is something in the floor of the fire box that I have not seen. With that put to aside for a moment. I was thinking your draft control area if it was set up as a swing aside door and a ash tray was installed. Might make cleaning up easier. Just saying. Love your counter poise for the smoke chamber door. Would not have thought of the wound up spring like that..

    Good job sir
     
  20. silcozot

    silcozot Newbie

    Ok so I thought if that chimney on the end would offer more control, and faster starts, time will tell, and it looks kinda cool .

    the 6" flue/pipe across the bottom seems to work well, I put a small baffle on an angle that I can slide front to back to allow heat

    to flow to the front better and no drippings will fall directly on the hot flue pipe

    as far as getting the ashes out, 2 or 3 small ash shovels full is all it takes, same as my wood stove.

    I have the fire box sealed fairly well and this way, more control.

    see my pictures[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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