Here are some pics of the unit almost completed. Just a few minor things to finish then make any fine tuning adjustments. Ran a couple of racks of ribs through it and they were tasty.
Fan and drip pan view.
1500 watt heating element and separate compartment for AMNPS. I also installed a small metal funnel which is up front that goes out the bottom to a pan for catching grease.
200 cfm fan for circulating heat, smoke and for dehydrating jerky. I have it on a speed control to vary speeds. The motor is located out the back.
Access door for the AMNPS
Fan motor outside on the back. Still need a cover for it.
One of two top vents. May not have needed both but they have dampers so I can control heat and moister as needed.
Ribs with Jeff's special rub ready to go.
Finished product. Very tasty!
All in all a success. I need to replaced the fabric hi-temp gasket material around the door with silicon type. The apple juice I sprayed on the ribs made it stick to the door and tear apart. Still playing with temp adjustment. The probe for the controller is just under the top rack. I have ordered a Maverick ET-732 so I can monitor the heat at the level the meat is and adjust my controller for that.
I may put a heavy steel plate above the heating element so the stainless drip pan does not get so hot and burn the grease drippings.
Will be using it at home and at our vacation property where there is no blacktop or concrete. so I'm adding 10 wheels so I can roll it over the ground. Other than that I think she is almost complete. Not bad for a free blanket warmer.
Any other suggestions are welcome.