Right on brotha! Can't wait to see the next progress report.
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Got a late start Saturday, I had to change out the water pump in my truck first.
I did get the deviding plate and drain tube welded in place.
Not exactly plum, but I guess it will work. I better go see how much I can get done today.
It will be a short work day again, I promised my soon to be daughter-in-law that I would give her a tattoo this afternoon.
I was really hoping to have this thing functional by Thanksgiving but it's not looking good.
Well, I came in to eat lunch and get ready for the tattoo. I don't know if I'll get anymore done today so I'll post what I did.
I also cut out my dampner (not pictured) for between the fire box and cook chamber from some 1/4 inch diamond plate I had.
I scored the firebox top where I want to cut it when I get back to it.
I have a question about my exhaust. I have some 3.25" pipe I intend to use and so will have multiple stacks. I'm thinking three, I can always damper down a little if needed. It's what I have on hand and I'm thinking that in terms of airflow, having my exhaust distributed from front to back will be beneficial. My question is in terms of how far down into the cook chamber to bring the pipe. I know I want it close to the level of the cook grate, but a little above, dead even, a little below? Any guidance from the pros would be very much appreciated.
Thanks Al, you know those boys can put a hurt on some groceries too! Just gonna get worse the bigger they get.
I am so close to being able to fire this thing up it's killing me!
Here's my dampener for the stacks. I chopped up a C-clamp. Closed . . .
Thank you! That's the whole point of sharing ideas on this site, right? I know I've picked up enough fuel for some sleepless nights on here!
Yesterday I found out that due to circumstances I won't go into. Our plans to stay home today and smoke a bird had to change. Now I've got more build time!
Question: If I can get enough done to build a fire in it tomorrow for a good seasoning, any concerns with smoking a big meal in a new smoker on Saturday?
Two turkeys, a ham and a fatty for breakfast while we wait.
No where near done, but ready for a good fire!
It's supposed to rain here Saturday so I'm going to have to move her around in the back under a roof I built over my back patio a couple years ago.
I can't wait!!! I sense a sleepless night coming. I'm not weird . . . . right?
I knew I'd find a use for the other end of these things!
I'll have to prop her up on cinder blocks for this one. Ultimately I'll build a trailer around her.