I have spent some time researching the threads here. I have picked up a smoker that is in need of some modification. I have decided to go ahead and do a full conversion to reverse flow.
Now I need to plan out how to make the needed revisions. There are several challenges I see on this smoker, starting at the firebox. It is too high on the smoker in it's current location. It will need to be lowered around six or seven inches or so. The issue I have is figuring out what to do about the end cap. Is my best option just cutting it off and adding a flat sidewall above the firebox or is there a simple way to patch the end cap?
Around here, the end caps are used for fire pits and for that reason, they typically sell for a premium.
The air intake will have to be completely re-designed as well as the exhaust stack.
Here is the "ugly duckling". I have a couple weeks to plan out the mods before I actually start on them. So I am trying to make a good plan of attack for this project.