Warmer box question

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by whollysmokes1, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Does anyone know what gauge steel I should use for a warmer to set on my firebox. I bought a new 250 gallon smoker trailer for $800 and was wanting to put a warmer on top of firebox. I called a place that sells steel and they told me for 1/4 in steel to build a 14 inch deep by 2 foot wide by 4 foot high warmer woud be around $300 dollars even though I told them I would weld it myself thats just for the steel. Any suggestions?
  2. matts

    matts Smoking Fanatic

    I don't think you need 1/4 for a warmer box.  I think 14ga would be all you would need for that.  Your not worried about loosing a lot of heat or anything. 

    $300 for that much 1/4" doesn't sound off by too much.  That's a lot of weight and shops like that usually sell it by weight, at least they do in my area.
  3. roklimo

    roklimo Smoke Blower

    Steel is like gold these days.  Lighter gauge should be fine though.
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I paid $300.00 for a 4+8 sheet of 1/4" and cut, welded my FB. I'm using the same 1/4" for my warmer. I know you don't need it ,But It will be able to produce some great Q long after I leave this World!!

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