First off this is my first post on this forum i bow to the masters haha. So here is my situation i am in the process of building my new smoker. First about the smoker it is going to be 66" long and 30" in diameter. The fire box is 26" long and 30" in diameter. It is built out of 1/4" pipe with 1/4" side plate, it will be a reverse flow with a 1/4" thick plate vee'd so the juices run to the center down to the opposite end of the fire box. this smoker will be on large wheels and will be a backyard smoker for now with plans in the future of putting it on a trailer. I am currently cutting out the end caps for the smoker chamber and the fire box and getting ready to cut the doors.
My question is given my current purpose (backyard) and potential future use (Trailer-ed pit) I was looking for advice on which welding rods to use. Right now the plan is to use E6011 to spot weld about every 6-10 inches on the inner joints, since this would not provide a pretty weld on the outside. These spot welds will be primary for strength. On the outer side of the joints my plan is to weld with E6013, for that pretty smooth finished look.
I am assuming that using E6011 for the backyard pit would be over kill and that using E6013 would be sufficient for the whole build would this assumption be correct?
I could always weld the rolling frame and weld that to the smoking chamber with E6011 as well?
Now given that I may be putting this pit on a trailer in the future, should I just do as I posted in my plan above with inner spot welds using E6011 and outer E6013 Or should I weld fully inner with 6011 and outer with E6013 I'm gona use the 6013 on the outer either way because i don't want any joints visible.
I have a Hobart Stickmate LX 230 amp AC welder so i can pretty much weld it however it needs to be done.
I would appreciate any and all ideas.