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Converting a commercial fridge into upright smoker

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I just joined and live in Norfolk, VA. I'm getting a commercial fridge from a restaurant friend and plan on converting it into an upright smoker. It is a stainless steel, single door model. This is my first time doing a project like this and I could use some advice on how to proceed. I plan on ripping out the plastic guts and the original insulation. My thinking is I get new high temperature insulation and weld a thicker gauge stainless inside the smoker. I plan on putting gas assist at the bottom, with a hardwood charcoal/wood tray just above that and a water pan above that. Is this a good plan or should I position a fire box outside the main smoke chamber? Is there a smoke stack design/position that is optimal? I was just going to position it on the top, centered. Any advice on internal thermometers? Any other thoughts are appreciated.
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