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Im Back (pallet Smokehouse Build)

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Fellow Smokers,
This is Ron,
I have been gone for a while after having an accident, but i'm back now. Still recovering but i'm ready to star my Smokehouse build i promised 3 years ago.
Well tomorrow is the day. I'm gonna use stuff I have around the house, and if my wife leaves I was thinking about jacking the landscape stones in front of the house for my firebox. We will see if I can get away with it.
Anyway I will post as I go pics. Hope it turns out ok.
post #2 of 61
Welcome back, looking forward to your build, post lots of photos!
post #3 of 61
Ron welcome back and im glad your recovering from your accident.

Cant wait to see the build.
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:welcome1:

 

 

I will be watching your build.

 

I am planning a smokehouse build this winter.

post #5 of 61
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Just to let you all know my plans. I will be building a smokehouse out of some old pallets I got from my job. I figured the cost to be less than $100. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, but want a great smokeouse keep checking back. I am about 5 hours from the ground breaking. Getting excited.

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Watching, cant wait to see this!

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Funny I was just thinking the other day about pallet wood for a smokehouse. People build all sorts of things out of them so a smokehouse is a logical choice. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Welcome back Ron. Don't forget the photos Thumbs Up

post #11 of 61
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Quick question, I was going to use either a piece of PVC Pipe or Dryer air duct for my section between the fire box and the smokehouse. Would either one or both of these work? I'm on a mission to use items just laying around the house.

post #12 of 61
Dryer duct.
PVC can melt and maybe some bad fumes from it too.

Make sure no galvanized metal either. Again toxic fumes when it gets hot.
post #13 of 61
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Originally Posted by masonman1345 View Post

Quick question, I was going to use either a piece of PVC Pipe or Dryer air duct for my section between the fire box and the smokehouse. Would either one or both of these work? I'm on a mission to use items just laying around the house.

What kind of firebox and are you using regular firewood....

If firewood, I would use black stove pipe... probably at least 8" or bigger.... and loooooong, if you are planning on cold smoking....
post #14 of 61
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I have an old smoker that I got several years ago. It is one of those that is about 2' tall & 1' deep. I was going to convert it into a firebox. As I said earlier, I'm trying to use things I have around the house to build the best Smokehouse I can. I would love to build a Smokehouse like some I have see on the site from other members, but I want to do it this way to show others that they can build one with inexpensive items, usually found around the house.

post #15 of 61
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Just got the last of the pallets from my job. Getting ready for the build! Yippie

post #16 of 61
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Ok, here we go. Started on the frame of my new pallet Smokehouse. As of now there is no cost since I have been able to use the screws that where in the pallets to begin with. As you can see I have my 6 year old helper with me. My family calls him the SHADOW. He got that nickname because every since he started walking he has been my shadow. We are best friends/father & son. I will post another pick tomorrow when I get more done. Thanks for checking it out with me.

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This will be a good one. icon14.gif

You and Shadow will rember this for years to come. I know my helper and I still talk about our adventure. She even did a comp with me a few weeks ago. She walked with me when I got the call.
post #18 of 61

I am thinking your fire box is not going to be big enough for your smoker.

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Happy smoken.

David

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The size is 70" tall x 40" wide & 30" deep. I would think the firebox size would be ok for cold smoking since it has to be done at so low temps. When I decide to hot smoke I can use a heat source inside the smokehouse. If I'm  wrong, please let me know.

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Originally Posted by masonman1345 View Post
 

The size is 70" tall x 40" wide & 30" deep. I would think the firebox size would be ok for cold smoking since it has to be done at so low temps. When I decide to hot smoke I can use a heat source inside the smokehouse. If I'm  wrong, please let me know.

For cold smoking it will  be ok  for a lot of things. Since you are in Texas any little bit of heat will get you into hot smoking. I know you are building with what you have. Keep the pics coming. It may take a little tweaking but that is half of the fun of it. If not we would just all use a microwave.

Happy smoken.

David

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