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Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by meat hunter, Mar 28, 2009.
So far it looks great Meat Hunter.
Looks good so far!
nice build so far keep us posted thanks
Very nice! Are you doing the welding? If so, I must admit you have some mad skills! What type of welder are you using?
The only constructive comment I would make is that on some reverse flow units, I have see a down pipe from the baffle plate that terminates in a valve outside of the chamber which is used as a grease drain. Just a thought.
Looking good so far, Can't wait to see more!
Thanks everyone for your comments. Yes a drain is included into the design. Could not imagine cleaning all tha goop out of something like this by hand LOL. Yes I do my own welding, thanks for the compliment. I use a Miller 210, (MIG). I wish I had 3-phase out where I live as there is a nice HOBART I'd like to pick up. Eventually I will sell this one an move up to a 250, (once I convince the wife LOL).
By the way, LOVE your quote
"Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic!"
Very nice work!! Question though....why didn't you put a drain where you welded the section to keep liquids from going into the bottom of the cooker? I have a similar setup and had the builder put a drain for me.
Looking good. This sweet looking smoker will be heavy! Are you going to trailer it?
Looks good! Nice fit up and pretty beads!
Now get back to work so we can see some more pics
What do you have in mind for the firebox? I can't wait to see
Thats looking really nice. Keep us updated with pics!
Looks great I look forward to more pics.
Thanks again everyone for the comments. I did some more work today, but nothing worthy of pics. I need to pick up some more steel next week, so I will post more then.
I have a question for you. As far as the chimney goes, is it better to have a straight pipe going up or an elbow coming out the side then up? Or does it not matter. Also, how far down into the smoker should the chimney go? I would think that a flush mount on the top would just let all the heat go right out quickly. Any helpful tips or ideas out there, SEND THEM MY WAY
I don't know how far into the cooking chamber the stack should stick, maybe make it telescopic and experiment to determine performance. I think that being flush on the inside will get you a better draw but cut down on some of the turbulance. The turbulance will help keep the smoke from stagnating, cooling and ending up on the food as creosote. Dampers, heat sheilds, deflectors and tuning plates are all part of the fun, making them adjustable could help with the fine tuning or just help drive you insane
Bring that stack all the way down to the grate level.
That is a really nice looking rig, M-H. I didn't realize you had this in a thread when I replied to your PM. AWESOME welding work!!
LOL. I just seen you posted here. Thanks for the compliment. Been welding for several years, MIG that is. Never did get the hang of stick welding. Looking for a nice TIG welder now. Something I have always wanted to learn.
10 bucks thats great keep it going thats the way i like to do things
Very ingenious on the firebox and the homemade hinges. Man you do good work, and quickly too! I can't wait to see what is next, and ultimately some fantastic 'Que off of your new rig!
As far as 10 bucks invested in your new smoker...I pi$$ away more than that for lunch...that is simply amazing! Keep the pics coming, as I am going to start a trailer mounted rig in the very near future, and I want to have all of the information that I can find as I start building.
Looking great since its a reverse flow just bring the stack to the top of the smoker not into the smoker. Weld it flush and put a rain cap on it to keep the water out.