Starting my build...

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by azhunter80, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. azhunter80

    azhunter80 Fire Starter

    a few things I need help with....

    Can i use foil tape to seal edges and seams?

    Where is the best place to get my hands on some insulation?

    I am gutting the whole thing and starting from just a box.

    Any help would be great

    Oh yeah... Its a fridge freezer, 

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  2. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Can I use foil tape to seal edges and seams?

    I don’t see why not, although you may want something a little more permanent like high temp RTV

     Where is the best place to get my hands on some insulation?

     If the original insulation isn’t serviceable check with an appliance repair/recycling facility for some used oven insulation

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  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    What he said^^^^
     
  5. azhunter80

    azhunter80 Fire Starter

    Well I was able to get the whole thing gutted. Ended up having to remove all insulation. The fridge was in bad shape when I got it and stuff had leaked while in storage so rust and "juices" soaked into all the foam an created rust along the bottom. I'll get a picture loaded when I can. So in the mean time I have built my smoke generator. I works great tried it last night. 1 cup of chips smoked for an hour or so.... Here are a couple of pictures. Took video with my phone of it smoking but I cant get it to convert to be able to watch.

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  6. killnsmoke

    killnsmoke Smoke Blower

    sweet, what is that made out of??  i got ceramic fiber insulation online from....www.ceramicfiberonline.com.....stuff is rated at 1200 degrees.  i think i got 50sqft for like $80 plus shipping.  this is the stuff they use in kilns.
     
  7. azhunter80

    azhunter80 Fire Starter

    Its made from Aluminum conduit.  A supplier had a few feet laying around and sent it to me. It has 1/2" exp. metal. caps are cast aluminum. 3/4" black iron nipple and opposite the nipple the airline will enter. Its tapped at 1/4" IP.  

    I used a exhaust pipe expander to bell the ends a bit for the caps. Now I just need to get a set screw tapped for the bottom cap.
     
  8. killnsmoke

    killnsmoke Smoke Blower

    yeah, its pretty awesome!!  i was thinking of making one myself......
     
  9. azhunter80

    azhunter80 Fire Starter

    hey there....been a while since an update...So i have the smoke generator complete and its AWESOME!!!  

    I almost have the frame work on the inside complete so then I can insulate and lay the aluminum inside. 

    But here is a question.....no galvanized in the smoker right? So what about the stack and damper thats galvanized? it won't be getting too hot so is it not something to worry about?
     
  10. azhunter80

    azhunter80 Fire Starter

    Well I started framing the inside. Been busy with volunteer stuff around town and havent had a chance to work on it very much. But trying to get it done this weekend!

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    More to come this weekend...
     

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