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Materials for new pit

Postby Hutch » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:10 pm

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to have a smoker built for free labor. I just have to come up with the materials. I have found a 250 gallon propane tank. I am looking at an old 2 horse trailer. My question is there any reason a horse trailer would not make a good choice for a trailer? I know I will need angle iron, sheet metal or pipe for fire box, pipe for stack, and expanded metal. Any ideals will be greatly appreciated. I am a couple of years from retirement and think I might enjoy competition when that time comes. Been a backyard smoker since I was in my teens. Thanks again for any ideals.
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:41 pm

Howdy and Welcome, Hutch, I'm sure you'll get some good info and ideas from our members here so sit tight and they should be at your service soon :tup: :salut: :texas:
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby GRailsback » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:49 pm

Hutch,

Is it a gooseneck or bumper pull horse trailer? i suspect it is a tandem axle trailer. If that is what you you take your time and do a layout of what all you want to put on it besides the pit itself. They you will know if it will be big enough or have enough room for what you need.
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby Hutch » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:28 pm

Its a bumper pull?
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby Hutch » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:45 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention the horse trailer is tandem axle.
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby Williep » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:14 pm

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the build. :salut:
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Re: Materials for new pit

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:07 am

Most old horse trailers are not structurally sound due to rust from years of washing out manure. If the frame is still solid with some extra cross members added it will work.
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