Anyone know where I could get this made cheaply?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by coyote-1, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Can be steel** or aluminum, does not have to be heavy gauge. Can be one piece or two, though 2-piece would be advantageous for covering/storage.

    If I can get it cheap enough, I'll do the reverse-flow thing on my Smokin'Pro.

    **Steel preferred of course
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Exhaust shop.
  3. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    morning coyote... go to o'reilly's or auto zone and get a tip and some pipe for exhaust... go to lowes and get a pipe flange and some screws and sealant and go to town,
  4. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    I was hoping to get it welded (I have a wife to whom such aesthetics on patio furniture are important lol). I've asked around here, and no one wants to do the 10 minutes labor for less than $75.

    I've been considering doing it myself, but wanna explore the possibilities first. EDIT: Given the CGSP's lack of upper support, a weld might be necessary for it to work.
  5. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Would it be easier to just cut a new hole and move the existing stack and cover the old hole with a cover piece ?
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A heavy duty (semi) truck parts shop. They should have a multitude of preformed exhaust pieces, flanges, etc. They will even have chromed or polished pieces.
  7. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    I was gonna suggest a truck stop :)
  8. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Not for what I'm seeking to do. See the attached pic.

  9. scrapiron

    scrapiron Smoke Blower

    I would think an exhaust shop. I have a friend here who runs a muffler shop. He could do that in ten minutes.
  10. I see you live in NY. Where in NY?
  11. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Well you know, You could probably call around to some junk yards and find one pretty cheap. You'd have to clean it out real good with a power washer or something. Worth a few phone calls outta the yellow pages.
  12. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    Once again, the think-out-loud nature of this place (along with all the valuable feedback) is helping arrive at a plan.

    Right now, I'm considering 3" round aluminum downspouts. Would save significant weight, and they are inexpensive... being on the 'south' side of the cooking process an aluminum chimney ought not impact flavor. But is there any 'draw-up' benefit achieved by having a hot steel stack instead of a slightly cooler aluminum stack? Does the smokestack metal change the nature of the airflow?
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you just ignoring us???
  14. roadrunr

    roadrunr Meat Mopper serious? what is it, a smoker ,or patio furniture?

    we aint knitting quilts out there
  15. I saw something like this made outa stainless steel in Lowes or Home Depot the other day when I was lookin for whatever it is that I look for when I go there. It was in the bathroom section and I think they were shower/toilet handles for disabled people, I am not making a joke by any means! I think I really saw what you may be lookin for!
  16. agmeyer

    agmeyer Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] I just had one made at an exhaust shop without the flanges on the end. I attached it at the lower 1/4 of the opposite end as the firebox on my Silver Smoker Char Griller. I also used a piece of 3/8 ths rod from the top of the smoker chamber to go out and around the exhaust pipe and return to the smoke chamber. I had to use a torch and heat it to get a nice bend; then MIG welded the rod and the exhaust pipe. Hope this helps. Rich Happy Smoke rings from Sedalia, MO.
  17. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Just my .02 worth....exploring ALL possibilities?
  18. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An old set of headers for a hot rod would have pipe and flanges. Use grinder with thin cutting wheel to cut it. Then bolt up.
  19. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    What? Did someone say something??
    Actually the muffler shop right across the corner from where I work was my very first stop on this quest; he said he couldn't do it. Else I'd be here braggin' on my new smokestack instead of pathetically seeking to build it.
  20. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    OK, I think I've got it. In concurrence with JOK3R-X's railing concept... if I use two water pans as shown in the pic below and have all the smoke come underneath and then up between them, I could use the railing which has a smaller diameter in conjunction with the existing stack. A dual-stack smoker.

    Anyone have any thoughts? Criticisms? Any reason such an arrangement should diminish the smoking capability of the unit?

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