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Got a little more done. There is a lot more work in building one of these than I first thought.
I did mess up a little on my Pre Cut FB. I had to scab in a couple pieces of metal to fill in a couple gaps. When working with Metal like this after it is finished nobody will know but me. All corners will be ground round and sanded smooth.
Little bits here and there and it will soon be finished. I am getting HUNGRY! Lol
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First rule of Fight Club smoker mistakes is you don't talk about smoker mistakes.
Yeah, we've all done it. And you are right, everything in metal working is fixable.
No progress lately. I did pick up a new Mig Bottle. The brand new one I picked up had a stuck valve.... Swapped it out.
I also picked up the rest of the material to build the FB door and to finish off the lower vent slide etc.
This weekend at some point I should be able to put a couple hours into working on it.
Finally got to put 4 hours into the smoker this morning!
I got it all welded off and the areas for the vents ground down and sanded a bit. Was a lot of welding. Whewww. Double wall makes double work.
What's left is the FB Door, Lower Vent Slide & Fire Grate. When that is all done I will mate the FB & CC together and they shall become 1................ Lol
Yeah, I will pick it up with a chain and my cherry picker then set it on wood blocks at the height I am aiming for. After that I can set the CC on the FB using
the cherry picker as well. The CC is a pretty darn awkward piece to handle all by my lonesome.....
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Looks like you are going to have a very nice smoker very soon.
Quick question, how much difference does having an insulated fire box make when the rest of the smoker is not insulated? Or is it more for handling safety?
From what I have read the only reason for a double wall insulated Fire Box is that wood consumption is drastically reduced "Less fuel used over the cook period".
Some of the Veterans here can probably elaborate more on the subject since this is my first ever Smoker build. I have never even owned one before.
Edited by Mad Dart - 6/15/15 at 9:01am
Spent 1 hour on the smoker after dinner. I was supposed to just brain storm and I ended up on the saw and got what you see done here.
The FB door opening is starting to take shape. The lower section is for the slide out Ash Tray. I also got the fire grate pre cut and ready to weld together.
Edited by Mad Dart - 6/16/15 at 7:44am