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Burned Out Firebox

Postby Chuck B » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:39 pm

I have a New Braunfeld Smoker that I have had for years, it's smoked alot of meat on it. Anyway the firebox burned out. Can a new bottom be welded in approx how much estimate. Or is it better to just get rid of it and get a new one? Help!! Who does welding in Frisco Texas?
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby TX1911 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:39 pm

Which model? I had a hondo for years. If it had burned out I would have replaced the cooker instead of the box. Price would probably be about the same.
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Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:51 pm

Take a look at this Parts Link, find your model and then you can probably do a price comparison. It might even be able to be bolted on depending on the construction.
https://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/g ... braunfels/
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby castironchris » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:34 am

I thought Academy had fireboxes for one of those smokers for about $40. I looked on their website but I couldn't find it but I know I have seen them there. Just unbolt the old and put the new one on.
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby castironchris » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:35 am

Now that I think about it I think it was a Chargriller brand or something other than New Braunfels. I am going by there this afternoon and will take a look.
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby CaptJack » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:12 am

consider a Pecos replacement from Academy
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:04 pm

You can skin it. Just have a sheet metal shop roll you a piece of 1/8" sheet metal. If you do not have a welder just drill and bolt it into place.
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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby Boots » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:19 pm

Talk to R&L Mobile Welding in Allen, he'll drive to yer place and is reasonable. Gave me a reasonable price on welding a couple small jobs for me, one on a gate and one on some angle braces in the new barn. Did good work, and very polite and gentleman to my wife like a lady (bonus points). Will talk yer ear off a bit, but so what's new about that from a tradesman? Nice people.

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Re: Burned Out Firebox

Postby Damon54 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:58 pm

I would combine the excellent advice of the previous 2 posters.
I would step it up to rolled 1/4" to fit and then have it welded in.

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