New trailer build. Some new additions. 5/6/17

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Re: New trailer build. Roof is on. 03/20/16

Postby Mark » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:29 am

Thanks k.a.m. for the reply about the door and the paint. Pit looks great and the roof came out awesome. Did you fire it up yet?

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Re: New trailer build. Roof is on. 03/20/16

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:33 am

Okie Sawbones wrote:That thing looks like it is ready to FLY! :lol:


Orville and Wilbur would be proud of ya :laughing7: :D :lol: J/K nice rig, KAM :cheers:
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Re: New trailer build. Roof is on. 03/20/16

Postby Boots » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:40 am

How does it pull KAM? Always wondered how one of these would handle a crosswind.
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Re: New trailer build. Roof is on. 03/20/16

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:40 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:[quote="Okie Sawbones"]That thing looks like it is ready to FLY! :lol:


Orville and Wilbur would be proud of ya :laughing7: :D :lol: J/K nice rig, KAM :cheers:[/quote]


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Re: New trailer build. Roof is on. 03/20/16

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:12 am

Thank You Okie. :D

Thank You Mark. :D Yes I ran the first seasoning yesterday I will post pics this evening. :D

Thank You OUP. :D

Thank You Boots. :D Not sure about this one but Bahama Mama is twice the cooker with the same roof design and I pull her 65 MPH. with no problems with cross winds.

Thank you bsooner75. :D
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:21 pm

Yesterday Debbie and I seasoned the cooker. I finished my fire grates and then we were off.
I like these wedge grates. They can be removed if you do not want to use them.
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Debbie doing what she loves playing with fire.
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After the cooker was dried out and up to 350° I oiled the inside with Pam grilling spray. In this pic the intakes are wide open and the left side is about 50° hotter than the right.
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While she was turning and burning I took some readings of the firebox and other areas. This is the top of the firebox.
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This pic is the side of the firebox by my lights.
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This is the trailer frame notice the drastic drop in temps so no worries about the lights getting too hot.
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I let her run for about an hour at these temps to test the paint and all was well. I throttled her back to about 1/2 intake to settle her in.
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I like seeing the therms balance out. I had ran a test burn in her before paint so I pretty much knew where to set my plates. she held these even temps for the rest of the evening.
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The rest of the evening was watching nothing but thin blue smoke and a heat signature. The next run will be a lot of chicken. :D
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:32 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:03 pm

k.a.m.

Looks like everything came out the way you wanted. Love how it settled down and ran even when you cut back the air.
Great job k.a.m.

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p.s. my favorite pic was the 2nd one. Looks like a cold XX on the shelf.
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby iRIDElow » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:35 am

glad to hear you finally got to give her a test run. Trailer/pit came out great I can only hope when Im finished mine looks half as nice. Good work man
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby Finatic » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:46 am

That's good medicine! The first fire is like a kid on Christmas morning. Looks good K.A.M.!

What kind of paint did you use?
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby Copasspupil » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:50 am

Great design and you did a amazing job with it
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:28 am

Thank You OUP. :D

Thank You Mark. :D Yep I like my Dos Esquis. :D

Thank You iRIDElow. :D

Thank You Finatic. :D The cooker has inorganic zinc primer and Rustoleum BBQ black on top.

Thank You Copasspupil. :D
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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:34 pm

k.a.m.

Where do you get that primer and what is the application?

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Re: New trailer build. First seasoning. 03/20/16

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:35 am

Mark wrote:k.a.m.

Where do you get that primer and what is the application?

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My son works for a blasting yard Mark. They use the Zinc primer on a lot of pieces. I am not sure where they get it.
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Re: New trailer build. A couple of upgrades. 4/9/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:06 pm

I noticed the other day that my loaded side of the trailer was squatting pretty bad and that my axle had moved back in the fender. I never noticed this before and was concerned so after a lot of questioning and measuring to make sure my hangers were set properly I either had a bad spring or overloaded. I specked out this cooker to be well with in a 1750 lb. spring set up but I was scratching my head wondering so I opted for a 2400 lb spring replacement.
Here is a pic of the 1750 lb. in place. Notice the spring well past the mount.
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Here is a pic of the 2400 lb. in place. Notice the spring still resting under the hanger.
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Here is a pic of the 1750 lb. springs. The left side was nearly 5/8" longer when measuring with no load. I am pretty sure this spring was weak from the get go.
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After my first two seasonings I was not happy with the heat coming off the firebox strictly as a safety issue to me or others. I talked to a good friend and he had a source for a thermal reactor blanket to kill the heat. This blanket is rated for 2700 degrees I am looking forward to testing it out. :D
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