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post #21 of 27
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Tank getting cut today gents, let's all hope I report back later with pics!!
post #22 of 27
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Well everything went smooth. Except when that metal popped on me I jumped about 8 inches
post #23 of 27
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Ok here is my nex steps with a question or 2. I'm gonna take the tank to get it sandblasted. What is the best/easiest way to handle those holes which will be the bottom of the smoker? Should I cut them with a grinder and weld them shut or torch them out and patch them in with steel? Again it will be the bottom of the smoker and I don't really care if things look perfect if it functions properly. Thanks guys, ben
post #24 of 27
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I cant help with your questions. But will hang around if you promise to post pics of your process. @DaveOmak is the guru you need.
Same here 👍
post #25 of 27
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It really is more work than I thought. Shoulda paid more attention to my math teacher and less attn to the pretty thing sitting next to me in high school. Just kidding
post #26 of 27

 The four openings on the tank are most likely pipe threaded holes so an easy

way is to go to a piping supply place and buy threaded plugs to match if available.

You could weld them on after they are threaded in place to make a perfect seal.

 

 Using one of the holes as a drain for that airspace could be beneficial if

liquid was to get in there during cleaning. 

 

Cutting them out and welding in a patch is the cleanest look but requires lots

of cutting, grinding, welding work to do it.

post #27 of 27
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So I'm gonna build my firebox at 23×23×23. Maybe be a little big 130% on feldons but I want it to be square. Does this sound ok?
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