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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

a few things I need help with....

 

Can i use foil tape to seal edges and seams?

 

Where is the best place to get my hands on some insulation?

 

I am gutting the whole thing and starting from just a box.

 

Any help would be great

 

Oh yeah... Its a fridge freezer, 

 

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post #2 of 10

Can I use foil tape to seal edges and seams?

I don’t see why not, although you may want something a little more permanent like high temp RTV

 Where is the best place to get my hands on some insulation?

 If the original insulation isn’t serviceable check with an appliance repair/recycling facility for some used oven insulation

 

Just my $0.02

post #3 of 10

I put "refridgerator builds" in the handy dandy search tool and came uo with about 25 pages here.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/search.php?search=refrigerator+builds 

 

 Have a great day!

 

 Craig

post #4 of 10

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What he said^^^^

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well I was able to get the whole thing gutted. Ended up having to remove all insulation. The fridge was in bad shape when I got it and stuff had leaked while in storage so rust and "juices" soaked into all the foam an created rust along the bottom. I'll get a picture loaded when I can. So in the mean time I have built my smoke generator. I works great tried it last night. 1 cup of chips smoked for an hour or so.... Here are a couple of pictures. Took video with my phone of it smoking but I cant get it to convert to be able to watch.

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post #6 of 10

sweet, what is that made out of??  i got ceramic fiber insulation online from....www.ceramicfiberonline.com.....stuff is rated at 1200 degrees.  i think i got 50sqft for like $80 plus shipping.  this is the stuff they use in kilns.

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Its made from Aluminum conduit.  A supplier had a few feet laying around and sent it to me. It has 1/2" exp. metal. caps are cast aluminum. 3/4" black iron nipple and opposite the nipple the airline will enter. Its tapped at 1/4" IP.  

I used a exhaust pipe expander to bell the ends a bit for the caps. Now I just need to get a set screw tapped for the bottom cap.

post #8 of 10

yeah, its pretty awesome!!  i was thinking of making one myself......

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

hey there....been a while since an update...So i have the smoke generator complete and its AWESOME!!!  

I almost have the frame work on the inside complete so then I can insulate and lay the aluminum inside. 

 

But here is a question.....no galvanized in the smoker right? So what about the stack and damper thats galvanized? it won't be getting too hot so is it not something to worry about?

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well I started framing the inside. Been busy with volunteer stuff around town and havent had a chance to work on it very much. But trying to get it done this weekend!

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More to come this weekend...

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