Got my 250 tank and My first build begins

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bigsal51, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Great, keep the Qview coming...[​IMG]
     
  2. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    I did some more work on my smoker to day. The firebox is 20in dia and 28 in long. I decided to go with the reverse flow. I had a 5in stack and thought it would be great for it. I think sunday I will weld n the smoker to the trailer and add the plates for the reverse flow. I also need to cover the back of the firebox. and make a cover for the stack. I will cut the door for the firebox in the morning also. Im almost there.
     
  3. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    I need help with the plating for the reverse flow as you can see I am in close to the firebox. I can go right on top of the angle Then drop a plate from the angle lower maybe a couple inches down. Will that angle last with that direct heat or will I cut that pipe back.
     
  4. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    didnt get much done today. I rented a plasma cutter today from Sunbelt toolrental and had to drive 50 miles to get it. Then I get back home and measure everything and it didnt cut. the green light for the pressure never lighted. It was a small 110 miller plasma. So I had o take it back so it took me all morning to get some work done. I cut the door today and make some hinges. I dont know if I should go with a round or square vent If I go with the square i will do a slide to open or close what should I do.
     
  5. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    made the frame for the reverse flow. I think i want a trap door on top so i can open it if i want direct heat to the front grill.
     
  6. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin great...I can't wait to get started on mine.[​IMG]
     
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Progress...[​IMG]
     
  8. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    Did the two plates today. One thing I dont like about working with metal it has very little give. The cuts have to be just right.
     
  9. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Look GREAT! Like the way you are showing the pictures. Will help me on my project too. How are you going to cap the top of the fire box to get it under the heat plate? Keeps us posted and thanks for sharing.
     
  10. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    Still debating about how I'm going to cap it. I was thinking of making a door like so I can open it for direct heat
     
  11. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    Almost finished. I made the reverse flow today and made the caps for the firebox. Weld it to the trailer and still need the firebox intake and a couple minor things. I think the biggest job will be the sanding and paint.






    Not bad for a grinder cuttoff wheel freehand
     
  12. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    not bad for upside down welding. This was my first laying down welding. I pat my self on the back for those welds. i finished the firebox next is the wood rack on the firebox then the intake the door lips and the sand and paint then im done.
     
  13. update? your leaving us hanging....
     
  14. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Its looking great!! How about showing us some more eye candy?? we all love some good pictures of a great build!
     
  15. randya

    randya Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    This is really looking great! Looking forward to seeing more.
     
  16. bigsal51

    bigsal51 Smoke Blower

    had her smoking yesterday while I sanded her down. I didnt get the fire going to hot. I kept it in the chamber around 150. I will coat it with oil then really get it going. I was looking where I need to seal and I am going to put the lips on the doors Sand and paint.
     
  17. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking great bigsal! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  18. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good looken build ya got going on there[​IMG]
     
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good, what wall thickness is your firebox?
     
  20. Looking great cool pics great job it will last you a life time.
     

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