Good evening folks, I got some smoker time in the garage today. I started with cleaning the inside of the tank so I could start welding on it, whoa what I thought was clean was a a mess. It took me almost 2 hours to wire wheel and scrub the inside with dawn detergent. So on to the smoker, I welded inside flanges on the CC as well as flanges on the door. I found some stout national hinges that are weldons at TSC, it may be over kill but I used 3 sets in a 34" span. The door warped a tad due to welding the flanges, I knew that was going to happen from all the reading I have done. So I made some latches for the CC door. I like them so I need to make some more for the FB. I need to get some spring handles for the latch arms, or I could use some wood oh well those are small details. Time to get some dinner kids are hungry and I need some therapy so we are off for Mexican and margarita's.
Pics of today's accomplishments will be posted tomorrow, it isn't much but closer to firing it up.