Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:36 pm

Everything is just tacked into place if I need to adjust I can
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:39 pm

More progress pics
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Postby spacetrucker » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:41 am

just give you both kudos, you make me miss my younger days....
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:06 pm

Looks like I only have 64sq inches in my fire box to cook chamber opening how do you figure out how what height to put the fire box to cook chamber
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:09 pm

Looks like i got it all figured out for my fire box to cook chamber opening is it better to raise the fire box up a little more to leave a chamber above the top of the cutout in cook chamber to have the reserve of air and heat before it enters the cook chamber ???
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Copasspupil » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:40 pm

I dig the design. I wish I would have originally designed a hanging area for smoking sausage and other meats with mine. I will probably add a box on the end of mine next year for hanging product or a mini smoke shack so to speak.

Nicely done and KAM is extremely helpful. Just a good dude.
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:22 pm

Copasspupil wrote:I dig the design. I wish I would have originally designed a hanging area for smoking sausage and other meats with mine. I will probably add a box on the end of mine next year for hanging product or a mini smoke shack so to speak.

Nicely done and KAM is extremely helpful. Just a good dude.

Thanks for the complement and yes k.a.m is awesome and has helped me a lot talk to him for a hour in the phone the other day . Thanks again k.a.m I'm sure many more questions in the future !!!
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:27 pm

Started stripping all the paint off got most of it off will take some pics tomorrow and see how good it looks more progress pics enclosed
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Postby Fabkid33 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:04 pm

All the paint is just about gone. Love how it looks now !!!
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Postby GRailsback » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:25 pm

Lookin good, will be a fine cooker when you get done.
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby spacetrucker » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:36 am

I sure do like the looks of that one; I believe 8) it will be a good one!!
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:19 pm

Got a few things done on the smoker today the more I add the more I love it lol I wanted to make some more room for my vertical door I went ahead and cut off the long side of the cope and added a angled plate gained about 6 inches for my vertical door on the face totally worth it also takes up some dead space and channels smoke towards the hole on the vertical stack . Also got my fire box door on and cut the slots for my damper with some custom hinges to clear the flat strap frame i will add later
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. Still deciding on what I want to do for my latch have a few ideas .

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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:51 am

Very nice work Sir. :D
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby Fabkid33 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:37 pm

Been really busy at my shop made some time to get the firebox griddle/ grill opening cut and got the horizontal cook chamber opening all cut and hinges all welded up pics enclosed . Also got about a 1/4 of a cord of oak from a local guy that's cuts it in northern Arizona to run his wood fired pizza oven awesome to help a local guy and he is only about 2 miles from my shop .
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Re: Welder fabricator building first smoker many questions

Postby spacetrucker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:22 am

been following this....
I only see one problem with this whole project :D

Your shop, is not MY shop.... sure makes me wish I still had the tools and floor space for such fun!! :salut:
looks real nice!!
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