Hey everyone! WOW was it a productive week...
All my components came in for the PID control box...
My control box will have two PIDs, one to control the temp of the oven, and the smaller one will be hooked up to an alarm for the meat temp.
ITS ALIVE!!!!!!! **evil laugh** and my wife is SO happy all my tools are off the dining room table!
as you can see... it features a k-type plug on both the front and back, one for the oven temp and one for the meat temp. I also added a 20a circuit breaker inside so that if its pushing too much power i dont burn anything down. ha ha.
In addition to the brains of the operation, the weather finally broke! Its all of a sudden in the high 60's... weird... anyway, the body work is well underway!
during... sheet metal and body filler... still working on this. i want it to look good so this might take a bit.
and finally, i got the major stuff done on the oven itself! Its all painted and looking GOOD!
current to do list...
-sand and paint the top of the oven
-pick up the legs from the machine shop (hopefully this week) and mount them.
-buy and mount casters on the legs
-buy heavy duty handles for the sides
-install magnets on the control box for easy mounting and unmounting to side of oven
-install door magnets to keep door closed (springs are really weak with age)
-build smoke box under oven and run flex tube for AMNPS smoke generator. might do something custom or might just go with a mailbox idea... dont know yet...
and most importantly... TEST IT OUT BY SMOKING SOME DELICIOUS MEAT!
I hope you all are enjoying the progress on this! i think it will be a nice addition to my back yard and hopefully not an eyesore any more. Thanks for following!