Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

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Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby timnjess16 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:50 am

Well the project is going to be underway. I old smoker is being given to me to do something with and I'm looking forward to the challenge. Wife says it looks like a dumpster so I think we are going to call it "The Dumpster" :lol:
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Postby Boots » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:28 pm

It looks like a dumpster because...I think it was a dumpster! Those look like old fork guide welds on the side ?
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby timnjess16 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:41 pm

No it was shopped made for my boss in the late 70's. It's top half is double walled and insulated and it looks like the baffle plate is the only thing rusted enough it will need to be replaced other than that seems solid. I think I'm going to cut about a foot off the top to shorten it a little bit and divided the door into two doors.
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby AlwaysSmokey » Fri May 01, 2015 2:14 pm

Well heck yeah. Let us know when we get to come over and go dumpster diving !

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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby Boots » Mon May 04, 2015 4:35 pm

That's a Major Award! Curious, is it galvanized on the outside? And what's that round thing on the arm on the right, some kinda coutnerweight? I bet it took mucho grunting by somebody's winch to get it on the trailer.
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby Boots » Mon May 04, 2015 5:33 pm

Ok, I see it now in the other pictures, it is a counterweight like a railroad crossing arm. That thing could sure put a knot on somebody's head...
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby timnjess16 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:12 am

Yeah it a counterweight that swings all the way around and hold the door open when its all the way open.

It was set on the trailer with an overhead crane the challenge now it getting it off..lol
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby riseabove50 » Tue May 05, 2015 10:08 am

really curious to know how it cooks and how the inside is set up as well (amount of shelves and their placement, how deep the chimney goes in, and yea is it galvanized?). interesting design
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Postby riseabove50 » Tue May 05, 2015 10:09 am

and put some heavy duty casters on that thing!
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Re: Picking up a old Smoker today needing some TLC

Postby Rodcrafter » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:13 pm

Looks like a nice set up. I'd build a trailer for it so it would be nice and low and portable.


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