Reverse Flow Mod - No welding skills

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by dancg68, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. dancg68

    dancg68 Fire Starter

    I have two offset smokers, one Charbroil and one older no name (I prefer to use this one).  I am thinking of converting the Charbroil to reverse flow smoker but do not have welding equipment or skills.  I do have the ability to cut and drill metal.  Is there a way to convert it without having to weld?  Also and hints helpful tips would be appreciated.  I don't know if it matters but I use propane now in the offset, much easier and I don't taste any difference in the meat.

    I searched to forum and all the mods need welding skills.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
  2. There is always a way, but in my book ...a new project is a new reason to buy new tools and learn new skills.

    Welders are getting really cheap now, dont have any interest in playing around and learning to weld?
  3. Hello dangg68 and welcome to the fun.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  The trial and error method works well.  We will try to help you keep the errors to a minimum since we already made ‘em for ya.  Reverse flow without welding?  Scratchin my head here but I think without welding you may struggle.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  4. I've seen people discussing removable RF plates for easier cleaning, that might be doable without welding. (not sure how it's done myself, but might give you another term to look for).

    If it's going from Offset to RF, you'll need to move the chimney to the firebox side of the cook chamber. That could be tricky to do without welding. 
  5. dancg68

    dancg68 Fire Starter

    I was thinking of using something like JB Weld to hold the new chimney in place and a piece of sheet metal to close the old hole.  The only problem is I do not know if putting JB Weld on the exterior of the cooking chamber is a good idea.
  6. ...and some duct tape?....

    Sorry, couldnt resist......Buddy, you dont have any friends with a welder? Where are you located? Someone on here should be able to hook you up!
  7. dancg68

    dancg68 Fire Starter

    I'm up in rural NH. Could likely find someone local that can weld for a price.  Maybe I'll try to barter welding for bbq.
  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Can't hurt to offer a little incentive.  I bet you can make that trade any day! 

    If I only had a larger garage, I would have a welder and plasma cutter.  Homeboss [​IMG]  won't allow me to have such toys.

    My buddy is a welder that lives 40 miles away from the house, and each time I mention that I am going to smoke something, he offers to come to dinner.  I hope to replace the patio situation soon, and he already has some ideas.about a welded pergola.

    Good luck with it!
  9. smokerct

    smokerct Fire Starter

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  10. See, its like the A team on here, .. plan coming together!!!

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