Got a few more things done today. Pics with captions to follow. Also finally got insurance for catering business today. Had to get caterer insurance because it is portable. Had a hard time because of no track record. Also insured trailer for 30K. Got that number from East Texas Trailers. I figure by time I get done I'll have one of their 26-28K trailers.
I have been worrying about all the weld spatters and rust and some of the ugly welds. Thought I would try a new floppy sanding disk that came with the 4" grinder. WOW! That little disk took ALL of th spatter, rust, and cleaned up the ugly welds. Holy Crap what a nice little disk. Pic shows a verh fast rough 30 minute polish job.
I did the front and doors in about 30 minutes
A little better view
Got rack handles made and installed in smoker #2
Stack dampers fabbed and installed. Still need to drill and bolt together. On both tanks I might add.
Smoker #2 or is it #1. Can't remember which is which.
So this is getting to be truth that determination pays off. If I had of listened to all the negative comments when I started this I would not be anywhere close to where I am today with these. I have jumped in with both feet, read a lot from you guys, and kept going even when I had no idea how to get from point A to point B. And I did all the welding with a Harbor Freight 180 Amp welder, which I was told wouldn't do the job. I want to thank everfyone who has built, read my blog and commented on this site, cuz without all of you and your wealth of information I couldn't have gotten here.
Smokers only have firebox doors, counterweights, and one drain left to install. I have decided to bite the bullet and have them powder coated. I told powder coater it would be in 2 weeks. I can't wait to see colors. I have decided that black it won't be. Maybe gunmetal grey. Have to see samples first. I'll keep you posted