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Sausage maker Electric build

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Got an old warming box and going to try and make an electric MES on steroids. Only going to use this for sausage making I think. Plan is to use a 1500 watt element and PID controller and an amazing smoker for smoke generation.

Box is in sad shape but ready to apply some elbow grease and some serious sanding on the back. Sorry only had my Iphone for pictures.

 

 

Back is in bad shape. It was not stainless steel. Sanded it so much that I started to eat thru the metal. Got as much rust off as I could and covered with rust inhibitor primer. Plan to skin over the back with some thin new metal. Trying to keep cost down so using as much scrap as I can rummage.

 

 

After 2 hours of sanding. This where I plan to re-skin.

 

 

6 hours in. Have the top cut off and the moldy insulation out. Starting to clean up a little.

 

 

Still a long way to go. Supposed to rain tomorrow plus it football day. may be a few days until I get back on it. Hopefully my electrical parts start coming in today and I can work on that tomorrow. Best news is I gave some of my first run on snack sticks to my buddy who is letting me hunt and he said WOW how much was the meat mixer you wanted? Any way he is going in on half with me for the LEM 25 pound tilting model. I know I didn't post any so it didn't happen!

 

 

After I got the blower and old element out I have to get more stainless to cover the old holes in the top. That was a bummer. Starting to look better. Will post the size of the inside later today. Hoping to be able to fit 40 pounds or so in it at a time. Maybe able to fit a little more? Hopefully some of the pro's can tell me what to expect when I get the sizes. Sorry for the ramble. Tired.


Edited by BAMAFAN - 9/20/13 at 5:49pm
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The parts I have planned for the electrical. Pid,SSR,20 amp ckt breaker for the element,  power switch, either a 2 amp breaker or fuse for PID protection., and an LED for when element is running. Will post a picture of the element tomorrow but it is a brinkman 1500 watt off amazon. Same as Dave (S2K9K) used for his build.

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Im in on this one... cause I don't have enough projects I wamt to start or have started.... sausage.gif
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Cool build Tim.

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Going to put a male and female plugs off the electrical box in case I need to move it to somewhere else.

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Tim.. that's gonna be awesome.. now all you have to do is grab the boys.. load that smokehouse up.... and come on down to the S FL Gathering biggrin.gif
post #7 of 63
Looking really good Tim!!! That cabinet will be perfect and that element will work perfect inside it! You are on your way to a sausage making machine!!!
Keep us posted as it goes and you know we are here to help just in case you have any questions!
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Looking really good Tim!!! That cabinet will be perfect and that element will work perfect inside it! You are on your way to a sausage making machine!!!
Keep us posted as it goes and you know we are here to help just in case you have any questions!
Tim.. THIS is why we love SMF .... GREAT guys like s2k9k..they have the knowledge. .. and A super mod... blessing !... ask away cause he will answer if you need it..
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Easier said that done Keith. That puppy is heavy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The parts I have planned for the electrical. Pid,SSR,20 amp ckt breaker for the element,  power switch, either a 2 amp breaker or fuse for PID protection., and an LED for when element is running. Will post a picture of the element tomorrow but it is a brinkman 1500 watt off amazon. Same as Dave (S2K9K) used for his build.

I always wanted to hook up a PID but have not looked into how to do it. I will be watching how you do yours. My smoker just has a stove switch which will hold temps but I'm the PID that makes the temp changes. Your going to love that smoker when your done.

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I have a PDF of the schematic I drew up at work. I thought I sent it home but didn't will post that up Monday if it helps anyone.

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Any advice on the flue size? I was thinking 4 " is that to small? The inside is 25x30X58.

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Any advice on the flue size? I was thinking 4 " is that to small? The inside is 25x30X58.

My smoker is similar in size. I have 2- 2" holes and it does good. I don't think 4" is too small at all.

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Just make sure you have it ready on my way back from florida. I should have extra room for it....LOL
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Any advice on the flue size? I was thinking 4 " is that to small? The inside is 25x30X58.

Have you thought about doing 2 inlets and 2 outlets all on opposite corners like I did with mine? I get great cross-ventilation and the grills are adjustable so I can control it very well too.
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I was going to put it in my workshop out back so I only wanted one hole to cut in the wall to stub the pipe thru for exhuast Dave. 2 vents on the side may be the way to go with it inside. I just hope I don't have to come up with a small fan for air flow?

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OK that makes sense! I would think 4" would be plenty and if you put dampers on the intakes then you can have complete control over the airflow.
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Does it have foam insulation?  And if so, did you decide to leave it in place or replace it?

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deward, it does not have foam as it was a commercial warming box. The temp gauge on it that removed and saved went up to 220 degrees. Had to tear out the insulation off the top but going to replace with fiberglass. That is what the other is.

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DId not get much done today. Spent all afternoon trying to cut out a piece of stainless steel out of a old commercial dishwasher. Still don't have it out It's way to heavy a gauge but it free. So many support brackets tack welded to the piece.It's slow going but can't afford to buy new and this piece is just to reskin the back.. Will whittle on it some more tomorrow and work on wiring the pid.

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