I'm new to this forum but sorta been watching from a far. I am planning to build a brick/ concrete block style base with the smoke house being wood sort of like the 1 (atcnick) built.
here are my thought's followed by a few questions.
4ft wide x 10ft long x 4" thick concrete slab reinforced with mesh and rebar
brick or concrete cinder block mortared together with a cast iron door kit like this (http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/50078/20460/Barrel-Kits/Barrel-Stove-Kits.html) then line the whole inside with fire brick and a steel plate on the top with fire brick lined above before layering more brick or block over top
I plan to run a 3 foot stainless double wall chimney from the backside of the fire box into the side of the smoke house base, then encase the tubing in clay chimney liner and mortar it in brick
4ft x 4ft x roughly 30" Tall cinder block base, 1 layer of these (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pavestone-12-in-x-8-in-Buff-Retaining-Garden-Wall-Cap-81404/100621115?N=5yc1vZbx7a), then build the wood smokehouse on top out of cedar 2by's and diamond plate steel inside n out. using stainless hardware throughout.
Now onto my questions, I live in southern Michigan right north of the Indiana line,
1) does anybody see a issue with my base slab?
2) what kind of mortar should I use to seal all the bricks and fire bricks and such together?
3) how does the plans sound so far?
4) any thoughts, plans, or insight that it sounds like I have missed?
I'm new to the whole brick smoker thing so I can all will take any and all knowledge that I can. Thanks, Mitch