It was a cool and windy day here but I managed to get some smoke rollin' in the smokehouse!
Thanks for the tip on the burner, Onytay! I opened up the screws before I ever lit it. The flame burned nice and blue and I didn't have to do anything else!
I had to cut out the small lower door, fit it, and install the intake vent. I did everything I needed to do to get the house smokin', then worked on other stuff.
I bought my propane hose/regulator from Harbor Freight because it was quite a bit cheaper. I'm pleased with it, no problem. Even though the specs didn't say, its a 1 psi regulator.
As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I shortened the legs on the burner. I didn't see a need for the height and the lower the better IMO.
Drilled the hole for the hose, tightened the fittings and lit 'er up. She burned nice and blue on all burners without any trouble. Like I said earlier, I opened up the screws underneath the burner almost all the way.
And here it is!
That pic is taken thru the intake vent with my cell camera. Gotta love cell cameras these days! Only the center burner is on in the pic.
When I first lit it, I had the center and one other burner lit and turned fairly low. 10 minutes in I had these temps....
WOW! Sure didn't take long. I turned off one burner and left the center at a medium flame. The temp stayed very steady 170, despite the windy/gusty conditions. It was in the low 50's today here.
I lit the AMNPS full of pellets and lit both ends to get some good smoke in there.
I had considered running a steel line to the outside if the rubber hose got hot but I reached in midway thru today and the hose wasn't hot, not even warm so I'm not worried.
And there it is!! That's what I've been waiting for!!! Can anyone guess what I used for a chimney pipe? I recycled as much as possible on this build.
Easy access to the burner controls without losing much heat.
I'm going to run rebar across to support a baffle to insure distribution of heat. Still need to mount the supports, cut the rebar for that.
The door clamps from Harbor Freight are AWESOME! Very easy, works very good, and plenty of adjustment.
The roof tin is temporary. That's all I had. I want a bigger piece to have some overhang but at least it's out of the weather.
Still have trim to cut, paint, and some odds and ends but glad to have the burner going. Now that it's seasoned, I need to get some meat ready! Hopefully next weekend. Not sure what I'll smoke first.