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post #181 of 219
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I was talking about possibly tacking in some pipe extensions to the 6 bottom inlet holes to bring the air flow more towards the center under the fire where the re bar grate will be with the wood on top. I"m going to run it first as it probably do fine without it. My openings are comparable to the Lang and they have good air flow. i don't remember them having the upper vent in their firebox..... With my opening in the firebox to the smoker and the larger stack I don't think lack of airflow is going to be a problem. Maybe too much but in this case too much is good as I can damper it down, I'll also be adding a damper lid to the top of the stack

post #182 of 219
I like the idea..... Do you lay awake at night..... thinking of new ideas and stuff to do..... on your smokin' pit project.... OK, You are normal....
post #183 of 219
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Just an early bird... I'm usually up around 4 am......In bed by 10............  I usually dream about the smoker in my sleep...lol

post #184 of 219
The longer it takes to build, the better it will be.... You just gotta sit out there, staring at the smoker thinking.... a cold one helps too...
post #185 of 219
Think about a firewood grate shaker... something to shake the ash, through the bars, into the ash pan or bottom of the FB...
post #186 of 219
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When I usually think about of the project my thoughts stagger especially when it comes to materials. staying on point is hard to do. I was thinking about using some angle for the firebox door support but  thought that would look crappy... waited till I got the right material and after the door was done I was happy with it. glad I didn't go with the angle. I also need to make a door latch and the 1x1/2 is what I need anyways. I'm trying not to skimp on how this thing is built. Now I have to convince myself that all therms are the same as to where the tel-true (50 dollar) is the same as the made in china $9.99 therm...... I need to buy 2 of them......

 

I'll be adding one door latch to each side. not 2 like the Lang's. I remember using Kenny's (Raptor) smoker with the 2 latches and every time you open the smoker door you have to lift the latch on the right... I just about dislocated my shoulder several time trying to open the door forgetting to lift that latch......

 

 

 

I will not be adding this little shoulder dislocator...lol

post #187 of 219
Looking good Joe. I have the same issue on thermometers. I am trying to convince myself that the China made ones are just as good but I can't do it because its not true so the TelTru's are gonna go on it.
post #188 of 219
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

The longer it takes to build, the better it will be.... You just gotta sit out there, staring at the smoker thinking.... a cold one helps too...


Words to live by.

post #189 of 219

Wow that as  lot of reading from start to finish. Glad I did it though. I'm starting a build this week that's nearly identical to this. SOOOOO much information on here. It's amazing. Can't wait to hear how the finished product performs.

post #190 of 219
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back at it again.... worked on it all day... doors wont close cause of the top shelf is too long. Need to take off 1/8 of an inch to make the doors close.... live and learn... work on it tomorrow again......

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking

 

Joe

post #191 of 219

Hey Joe your coming down the home stretch, Really looking good, 

 

Gary

post #192 of 219
Nice!
post #193 of 219

Ya know I am thinking that a load of cajun sausage would be a great way to break that baby in, but I don't see how you could hang it?

 

Really looking good!

 

So where ya mounting the bottle opener?

post #194 of 219
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Done with the racks and the firebox door handle. Cut 1/4 inch off the top rack to allow the doors to close....... Dont ask me how I did the door handle.... got lucky on the first try......:hit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking

 

Joe

post #195 of 219
thats a great looking rig!
post #196 of 219
Very nice.
Just about time for some Q-view.
post #197 of 219
Yea, wheres the food?
post #198 of 219

Hey Joe, Bring it on down here and we'll fire it up   Nice Job

 

Gary

post #199 of 219
She's a dandy..... Nice build....
post #200 of 219
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Originally Posted by SmokingOhioButcher View Post

WOW! Love the shot of the weld Joe!  Ah if only I could weld that good!
I'm still workin on perfectin my bird poop splatter technique! yahoo.gif

Lookin Good Joe!
SOB
bird poop splatter technique. Haha
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