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Hi out there my name is dave or (dave8527) I live in Virginia, just finished building a custom smoker/ grill. My two sons and I took a 500 gal propane tank cut one end off and added a 48 inch warmer box with a 12 inch fire box under the warmer oh and the boxes are 48 inch's wide, think big, build bigger. Then we welded a plate in the middle of the tank, half smoker/ half grill. Then we gas fired the whole thing, two 55000btu burners in the fire box, we made 2- 1/4 inch thick boxes for wood that slide in over the burners for smoke, the we put 2 36 inch tube burners in the smoker side, we ran 2- 4 inch pipes from the fire box into the other end of the smoker with the stack on the box end ( reverse flow) then we ran 4- 36 inch tube burners in the grill side with two stacks to vent, the grill side will get up to 500 in just a matter oh min. hot hot hot. we made a gas manifold that feeds all the burners, each burner has it's own regulater with a shut off on each burner, so total control over the heat, works great. We used 2- 2000 lb atv winches to open the doors, just push the button," sigh" my finger get's so tired . I will try and post some pictures soon , I almost forgot we are putting 4- 500 watt lights around the whole thing soon. we have cooked on this monster 4 times and it just don't get any better than this. We fired this cooker up 4 times before we cooked on it for 4 hrs each time, it used half a 20lb gas bottle each time with all 7 burners running on low. Ok got to go for now, any questions or comments let them fly later dave

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welcome1.gif, shoot us some Q-view of your new Smoker , we like to Oggle and Drool.icon_eek.gif

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welcome1.gif to SMF .

would like to see pictures of your smoker

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great to hear from ya, if you can access face book put in Greg Rice I think he has a bunch of pictures of our cooker " he's one of my son's" I think they are from start to finish

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Hello Dave and welcome1.gif to SMF 


Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location 

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Hello Dave,


Sounds like you made a smoking monster...Ha Ha.....Post some pics of that bad boy.........Sounds like a tank...................PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif

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If you can go to facebook log on to my son's page Greg Rice he has all the pictures of the smoker we built there, I'll post some here as soon as I can figure out how to do it. Just got hold of a 250 gal. tank so the build is on. Going to build a Jr. to the first one cept this one is going to be wood only no gas, might get into some cooking contests you never know with us, just something to do momma just shakes her head. Think big build bigger

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