Rusted out

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by slosmoke, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. slosmoke

    slosmoke Fire Starter

    Hi ,have an old smoker that has a rusted bottom on it.All other parts in good shape including burner.I want to move into a Masterbuilt.I wuold like to find a bottom for my old timer and use it at the hunting shack.Any ideas for a round metal part to use as the base .If not ,its on the way out.Thanks
  2. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am not sure what the size you need but maybe an old metal 5 gallon bucket would work. Or just weld something up...... Just a thought..........

  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i have seen, somewhere, bottoms you can buy

    cut out the rusted part and weld the new in

    let me see if i can find it again

    what kind of smoker IS it.....
  4. slosmoke

    slosmoke Fire Starter

    The smoker is an old Charbroil .The round bottom is holding a 17 1/2 " mid section.I am going to check out some AG feeder or the old style oil drain pans for size.
  5. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you can find any, the iron disc from a disc plow would work great. It won't rust out, they are about 16" in dia. The charcoal grill I had growing up was made from it's larger cousin a "one way" plow disc. About 30 " in dia. with a rim welded to it, and a wind screen, legs with wheels, and a lever for raising and lowering the grill, an old oven rack. My dad could build anything, still can for that matter.[​IMG]
  6. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    if you can find a metal fab place near you, see if they have any scrap that might fit your bill. Usually you can get odd size stuff really cheap that way.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup a plow disc gonna do u fine-makes a great outdoor wok around here
  8. slosmoke

    slosmoke Fire Starter

    Found a galvinized feed pan at my local Farm and barn ,$4.00 and took my snips to the bad metal.Perfect .Made a batch of peanuts and kicked back.
  9. greazy

    greazy Fire Starter

    Brake drums work also.
  10. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    DO NOT use an aluminum pan...very risky!!
    Toss it in the garbage and get a new smoker, they're like $28.00....

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