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Ihave been smoking awhile, time to build one from scratch, need idea's

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I got my hands on a 60 gallon air compressor tank, the legs are pretty rusty, i was going to flip it over and mount it on my trailer with the top platform that the compressor would mount on.  What i am trying to figure is were to put the fire box.  It will be mounted at the rear of my trailer length wise, and it is a little over 5 feet long.  Would putting the fire box under it in the middle be a bad thing?  If there are any idea's and or pictures, that would be great.

 

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Welcome to SMF!   I would put it off the back or at one end.  Underneath will make for a whole host of problems.  The compressor tank is going to be relatively thin metal, so it will conduct or disperse heat pretty easily.  Just my 2 cents, but off one end or the other will be easier for stoking and controlling airflow.

 

 

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im not an expert but ive built 3 reverse flow and 1 offset smoker i would not build anything but a reverse flow from here on out the temps are easier to control and the whole smoking experiance is improved. its all good

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ive allways incorparated my firebox into the tank, but ive only built 250 gal tanks i would put the fire box on one end with a tube or pipe to transfer the heat and smoke, but thats only my opinion.

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