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Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:43 am

Just got started on this yesterday. In the tradition of many great pitmasters before me, here is my shot at being a pitmaker.

This is based off of the CAD drawing found online, you can Google and find the info which is definitely helpful in building

Frame all cut up

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Capped the bottom end
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Frame welded up.

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The build is a lot bigger than I thought initially. It is pitmaker vault/ backwoods competitor size.
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This is as far as we got in a few hours. Next is the water pan. Going with 1/4" sheet for this, then onto the walls.

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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby jerodpb » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:35 pm

woohoo....another pit build to watch.... :mrgreen:
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:39 am

Work to be done this weekend. What's missing with the pic below is the bottom water pan plate/heat diverter... aka, plate between the firebox and cook chamber.

Got a big ol 1/4" plate for this, eveything else will be thinner.

Hoping to get interior walls done this weekend

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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby RonH » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:01 am

I'm going to kept a close eye on this, looking good so far. I see a winter project in the making
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:25 pm

Looking like a real smoker

1/4" plate for the plate between the fire and smoke chamber. .. man those are not fun to cut lol

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Lucky I have a bws to get the pattern off of. .. no fancy CAD work lol

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My version of copy and paste
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Holy smokes, the exhaust is 3/16... not easy to drill into. Tried my hand and sharpening 1/2" drill bits, no luck. Ran through 2, they are expensive. .. bought a unibit for the first time (also VERY expensive) wow, they are awesome, hope it stays sharp
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And that's it for this weekend, interior and bottom plate Done!

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Next weekend hope to get second walls, then exterior walls!
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby RonH » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:00 am

What gauge metal did you use for walls?
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby bullypitbbq » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:52 pm

U should try drilling pilot holes first then work ur way up to size. My two pennies.
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:04 pm

RonH wrote:What gauge metal did you use for walls?

18 ga for the interior 3 walls,the rest,including bottom fire box plate will be 16g..this was recommended by a guy who built the same smoker and did this on the second one. also appears to be about what bws uses for thickness

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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:35 am

Found an online vendor that carries this bad boy for the teltru..much cleaner and nicer install
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby jerodpb » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:33 pm

I was like wow, this dude is FAST!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:33 pm

Lol, I Wish I was that's close. Unfortunately only have saturdays to mess with it

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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby jerodpb » Thu May 01, 2014 1:29 am

That's going to be a pork butt/brisket smoking machine......I wish I had one right now, 2nd night in a row cooking brisket, not too bad on the Pit Barrel, however, loading a 30 gallon drum with 40+ pounds meat has its "issues" along with getting up at 4 A.M. to go to work.... :roll: :violent:
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby RonH » Thu May 01, 2014 12:53 pm

are the seams welded on the outside cause I don't see any welds on the inside?
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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Thu May 01, 2014 7:40 pm

Pics are of it tack welded, have not finished welding it yet, but hopefully soon

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Re: Vertical backwoods bws clone build

Postby garzanium » Fri May 02, 2014 9:42 pm

Wasn't Expecting free time till Saturday, but got to work a bit

Got this in the mail, tel tru and the flange which is really nice and will be flash

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Panel wall tacked in place, next is insulation and exterior

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1" walls for smoke on back and will also be on sides
Also welded the interior , you can almost see

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Running out of gas, switched back to Flux core haha

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