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First try ... 20" Reverse Flow

post #1 of 19
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Well, after looking through this forum and others getting ideas, I decided to take the plunge and build my first reverse flow smoker. I started out with a 6' 1" 20inch pipe. Then made a couple of trips to the metal shop. I've been taking pictures as I go. Please feel free to give me some recommendations.

 

 

Glad I'm still in shape... Pipe weighs 72lbs per foot

 

I had the pipe cut when I picked it up... 51" Chamber, 22" FB

Pipe is 3/8" thick

Okay... I know I need to practice on my welding.

 

 

Got started on the frame

post #2 of 19
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Got the pipe mounted

 

Started the long process of cutting the doors...

 

 

post #3 of 19
Great start
post #4 of 19
With so little left on the sides of the CC I wonder if it will spring out of round along with your doors.
post #5 of 19
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I was thinking the same thing, so
I welded the hinges on before I cut the doors out all the way. One of them did pop up about 1/16th.... I'll post more pics later today
post #6 of 19
Good thinking, if the cooker and doors both spring then they might stay the same! Lol. Maybe this will b the new thing!
post #7 of 19
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Okay... I know I need to practice on my welding.

Welding looks good to me.

You are off to a great start!

Keep us posted.

post #8 of 19
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I was thinking the same thing, so
I welded the hinges on before I cut the doors out all the way. One of them did pop up about 1/16th.... I'll post more pics later today
Would like to hear how you solve this...
post #9 of 19
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Got the home made hinges welded on before I cut the door out all the way....

 

post #10 of 19
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Was able to make some good progress last over the passed 2 weeks... I'll keep the pics coming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #11 of 19

Nice, Looking Good    How thick is your RF plate ?

 

gary

post #12 of 19
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RF plate is only 1/8" thick...

 

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 19

Getting closer 

post #14 of 19
How did you go about cutting the contour on the top of the legs?
post #15 of 19
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I used one of the endcaps to mark it off. It got me really close. My endcaps were cut on a plasma CNC

post #16 of 19
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I used one of the endcaps to mark it off. It got me really close. My endcaps were cut on a plasma CNC
Thanks..
post #17 of 19
Was at a scrap yard today....they had a boatload of 20" pipe.....hmmmm
post #18 of 19
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Update: Didn't like the way the counter weights worked so, I changed them. ...
post #19 of 19
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Didn't post a pic of the racks after I finished. ... they'll do
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