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post #41 of 62

You can use my Square Door Tank Calc for the CC volume.

 

http://planetcalc.com/5185/

post #42 of 62

Pork,

 

I looked through your images again today.  I really like that rear jack idea, how much is a flat bottom crank jack like that?

I may do something like that or maybe a swing out style like the ones they use on a pop-up camper for rear stability.

When I mounted my FB, I changed the design from a round tank to a square box made of 1/4" plate and forgot to adjust

my placement for the added tail weight.  Now I am looking to find a way to add nose weight without the ugly visuals.

Currently I am using an old rotor from my Excursion, tossed on the nose of the trailer.  It keeps it from tilting, but it's ugly.

I think the rear jack will fix that for me.  Though I built mine on a trailer, it is mainly for the ease of moving it around the

yard, not for towing to places.

 

Thanks!

post #43 of 62

Pete,

 

That calc is very cool!  Someone should sticky this!

 

J

post #44 of 62
Thread Starter 
Hello Pete, thank you for the link for the calculator. I will check that out for sure.

PCJack,

The jack is just a standard 2000lb sidewind trailer jack. The bulldog brand jacks are a bit more $$ but I have had good service with them on my heavy equipment trailers. They are way over kill but run between $45-$60 depending on where you buy them.

Hey Woody,
I can't wait to see some more qview on your awsome smoker.

I'll be hitting it hard again tomorrow, I will try and take some more pics as I go. Thank you all for checking out my build


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post #45 of 62
Thread Starter 
Well I made some more progress yesterday. I finished framing out the tank and started on the reverse flow plate. I got the plate fully welded in and the drain installed. There is a very slight angle toward the drain so everything flows away from the fire box. Then it was on to the CC door. Everything is tacked togeather and still needs to be fully welded but it's starting to look like something lol843e52c15007eaf575fdb9ed2fa0cf18.jpga409430285b34ee05450460c04596f57.jpg


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post #46 of 62
Thread Starter 
Here are some views from the top looking in, it's really nice having no roof on the Cc makes working much eayserc4d59dbba35f334dae6b52cf5c727d39.jpgd185d84d821211fd57df7c958dfb42ea.jpg


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post #47 of 62
Beast mode deployed! Keep up the good work man, looking great!
post #48 of 62
Thread Starter 
And here are some shots of the door, the photo is misleading the hinges are square. The yellow square tube was left over scrap I had laying around
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post #49 of 62
Nice choice on the hinges, these are the same ones I used on mine. They're great! I do like how you flipped them over to match your door. I heated and rolled mine to match my door curve.
post #50 of 62
Thread Starter 
Well made some more progress today. I got the door all welded up as well as the whole tank addition. I made a mount for the door clamp/ locking traveling gizmo for when I'm going down the road.

All of the slides are welded in(I still need to mount the rack stops on the end. I also cut the flap for the cc/ warming box and got that working.

Clamp is mounted on the warming box and the roof is fully welded on as well. Enough babbling here are the pics

Here is the travel lock
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post #51 of 62
Thread Starter 
Cooking racks, top and bottom are for butts. The middle is for ribs and other thin items
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post #52 of 62
Thread Starter 
Here are some shots of the flat roof, I should be able to do some pan cooking up there lol
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And a shot from the side showing the extension
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post #53 of 62
Thread Starter 
Finally a shot of the door and the flap control lever for the cook chamber/warming box
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post #54 of 62
Thread Starter 
Well I have been rolling, I have my first cook on the 21st and I have been crunching to get it to where I can Atleast cook on it. Fired it up today and ran it up to 400 degrees to burn everything off. I will season it later this week. I towed it to the venue and it did alright. I need to make some trailer mods next.

Stay tuned for q view
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post #55 of 62

Looking good, can't wait to see some of your Q!  I have been running mine every weekend since completing it enough to cook on.  Made 3 racks of ribs and bunch of Jamaican Jerk chicken wings on it this past weekend.  This weekend is a friend's birthday party on Saturday as well my daughter's engagement party on Sunday.  Love my new smoker, hope you end up as happy with yours as I did with mine!

post #56 of 62
Looking good Pork2go! I really like how this all came together. But I'm with PCJack. Can't wait to see your first cook!
post #57 of 62
Thread Starter 
Thanks woodyg and pcjack
The pork is on, 8 pork butts cookin away. Hold my beer watch thisa0f1f6dcec5c175698f96180cece0901.jpg64269661ebd402eb79be8d7c50f70304.jpgfdfcae51bf077f526669a0f8a5d03d59.jpg


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post #58 of 62
How you holding temp? Working good?
post #59 of 62
Thread Starter 
Hey Woody sorry for the delay. Temps held up pretty good. Kept it around 225-250 even with the 30mph winds. It was going through 2 oak spits and hour so not too bad on fuel.


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post #60 of 62
Thread Starter 
Whew, it's been a crazy weekend with the Halloween party. First a big thanks to everyone on this board for all of the knowledge and builds that have been posted over the years. This forum is what inspired me to take on this project and really get on the smoking band wagon. Here are some better Bbq pics and some party shots. Stay tuned for more qview and trailer mods8c2db060dd9ca93533def0159cceb088.jpg
Not too much smoke, just a slight blue white hue
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