The Pictures of The Building of my Rig

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bbally, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is the pictures of the build on my rig. Should give you what you were looking for as far as how. I did not realize how much never came back after the crash.

    The time came that it had to be done! The scraps and pieces laying
    about….. a perfectly good welder with some time… and the dream would reshape the iron into something WONDERFUL!

    A picture abstract of a bbally design!


    The first weld seam…. when the arc comes to the metal the beast that was
    laying in pieces starts to take shape!


    Slowly it becomes recognized as something to put fire to food!


    Stay tuned in….. she leaves for the powder coater next week and I begin the trailer she will rest on… complete with dutch oven clam shell and all the trimmings!

    'til we talk again, do a project the temperature is perfect!

    Chef Bob Ballantyne
    The Cowboy and The Rose Catering
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
  2. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    That would look good in my back yard
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Great build I remember when you posted it before the crash thanks for bringing it back for people to see and get ideas
  4. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    beautiful thing [​IMG]
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for sharing Bob....[​IMG]
  6. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    nice build, what temps will the powdercoating withstand ? I guess my question is will the firebox keep it's color or burn off in time? I have two finished smokers that i want to powder coat.
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And for those of you who wonder if it really works, look here. Hope I didn't get too far ahead of you, Bob.[​IMG]

    This is one of Bob's helpers with the new rig.

    This is Bob with a pan of excellent ribs off the new smoker.
  8. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My firebox was done with the newest high temp powder coat, rated to 1600 F before becoming soft. Then on the chambers I used the 1100F rated powder coat cause it was cheaper. (Not that it was cheap, but it is nice and durable.)
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great looking rig. Question, I see a pipe on each side with what looks like a valve on top?
  10. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They are plumbed into the propane system. The fitting is the same at a disposible propane bottle. I hook my laterns up to them, and sometimes my Ir Heaters. I don't like generators running all night while I am smoking.

    pic of me running three on a night pig cook.

  11. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Great build ! How much wood to get to cooking temps or do you use lump charcoal ?
  12. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    4 apple splits to come to temp. It then uses one 18 pound Royal Oak bag every two hours. And two hickory splits every two hours.

    Holds 225 F to 270 F all day long with the above fuel.

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