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post #61 of 70
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Is there any good information on trailer building and placement of smoker on trailer on the forum I looked a little hadn't found it?

I searched and found most builders modify or build to suit their personal likes. My trailer is 4ft wide and the smoker is not centered on it. I off set it to leave room for a wood rack on the back side.

post #62 of 70
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So I set the 6" ID stack in place and yes it looks too tall to me. 

I have acquired a piece of pipe that is 8.625 ID and 9.125 OD and run the numbers per the calculator here on SMF and come up with 21.10". I think I like the shorter stack better, but maybe not that short. I figure a little longer can't hurt but that's a big a$$ hole in the top and on the end cap at that.

So what would be the worst case scenario if I went back to my original #'s on post 23, or maybe halfway between the #'s in post 29?

Well I bit the bullet and welded the exhaust stack in today using the newest set of #'s from post 29. Worse case, I end up cutting it off "if" for some reason I decide I don't like the height. Better than having to add to it later.

 

On to the finishing touches.

post #63 of 70

6" or 8"  

 

Gary

post #64 of 70
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6" or 8"  

 

Gary

Its actually 6.125 ID, 6.625 OD. 

post #65 of 70
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Been a month or so and I haven't made much progress until the last couple days. Got my handles for the vents on my firebox installed and moved on to a cap for the exhaust pipe. Finally today I managed to get my temp gauges and gauge guards installed. Still coming up with ideas for wood rack on the back side and possibly some propane burners on the front. Here are a few pics of the progress. May get a test burn this weekend.

 

 

 

post #66 of 70
Like what you have done with the temp gauges 😀
post #67 of 70
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Been a while since I updated my progress so here goes.

I added a wood storage box to the backside,

I did a trial burn so I could play with the vents a little too see how much control I actually have. I built a pretty good size fire to begin so i would have a bed of coals to work with. Temps came up very quickly and I began to play a little.

Right side lower vent 1/4 open,

Left side lower vent 1/4 open,

Upper door vent not quite 1/2 open,

 

Top gauge is farthest from firebox and bottom is closest. By adding a piece of wood about every 45 minutes it held temps nicely with only a few degrees difference in the end of the CC.

 

Thin blue smoke. I have a few more things to do and then its off to the sandblaster.

post #68 of 70

Probably a silly question, but I cant help it.

Where will you stand?

 

It seems to be welded to the trailer frame, so I am figuring it stays on the trailer at all times even when in use. I can see easily enough taking a small set of stairs to slide against the front side of the trailer, but there is very little room on the left to stand if you did so on the top of the trailer.

Are you intending to stand on the ground? If so it would seem that the lower shelf level would be at about 4.5 to 5 foot range, is that not to high to easily work on?

Just being nosy, don't mind me. I love the looks and of course I try to envision myself using it, as one day, I would love to make it out of my backyard when smoking :biggrin:

post #69 of 70

looks good Fred....  even temps....  Got any idea about how easy it will be on wood yet ??   :thumbsup: ..

post #70 of 70
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looks good Fred....  even temps....  Got any idea about how easy it will be on wood yet ??   :thumbsup: ..

Not yet, the wood I was burning was seasoned well and the temps outside were in the mid 80's at the time.

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