I have been reading about pits and especially reverse flow smokers. I am just now thinking through what I want to build (or have built). I have a welder, but don't really know how to use it well, so hiring that out. I do want to spec out what I want the pit builder to do. Reading the posts has been very informative.
I have two pieces of 50 '' 24" diameter 1/2 inch pipe. I have one piece of 42" 20" diameter pipe, also 1/2 inch. These will be my starting blocks. I think I have more pipe than I need and was hoping to trade one of the big pieces for some plate and square tubing. What do you think trade value is?
I kind of like the idea of having a really big (long) fire box with a lid so you can cook over the fire box (steaks/burgers). Any downside to that?
I will primarily use this pit in my yard, but would like to be able to move it once or twice a year for picnics and such. Has anyone seen a rig that doesn't look like a trailer in your yard, but you can fairly easily add an axle or wheels? This could be small wheels that I could use to get it onto my big trailer, or a narrow trailer that maybe you can actually use and detach from the pit. I am afraid if I put it on a permanent trailer I won't use it as much, and certainly don't want to pay rent on it.
Pipe is HEAVY! I was seeing starts when we lifted the "little" one on the trailer. I had to get a big forklift to get the big ones out of my truck.
My starting blocks:
How I got them on the trailer:
That's big pipe!
Thanks for any advice.