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Lawn/Leaf-Vac to Smoker Conversion Completed - worked great.

post #1 of 8
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Started with a DOA TracVac Leaf Collector (motor hadn't run in ~20 years)



Mounted old woodstove to motor mounts.

 

 

Initial test runs showed 225-250 temps.

 

 

Added some fold-out shelves on the sides.

 

 

Mounted a couple of thermometers

 

 

Constructing the interior frame

 

 

Almost ready to go

 

 

Added a wooden sign made from a leftover piece of chestnut lumber from a kitchen remodel.

 

 

Invited 40-50 friends and cooked 12 racks of ribs, 10 lbs of wings, 2 shoulders and an 8 lb brisket flat.

 

 

Food came out great.  Burned MA apple and a little VT Cherry and Alder.

 

So if you ever see an old leaf vac for sale....

post #2 of 8

Nice build, you will enjow it for many years to come.

post #3 of 8

Nice Job, great looking meat  and a very unique smoker  I Like it   Keep those future post and pictures coming

 

Gary

post #4 of 8
Great job looks awesome. I'm sure the meat cost more than the smoker. That is a cool rig.
post #5 of 8

Great job! Your smoker turned out great! Looks like it produces some great Q too!

post #6 of 8


People on here are just crazy, but that is awesome. Some of the ideas I would never have imagined. That is some redneck ingenuity and it is awesome. Crazy cool build bro. Nice work

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Thanks, Bushwood!  As a Yankee that compliment means a lot to me :D

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I consider myself as a redneck engineer as well. After growing up in south Carolina and moving to the north due to military placement, I consider myself an implant here. Lol

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