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Fully Insulated Gravity Fed Smoker

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Been doing a ton of research an decided that my next smoker should be a Gravity Fed Smoker. I considered ordering a new one, completely built an ready to go. But, with the currency exchange, shipping, taxes @ the border. I decided it was a much better and cheaper option to buy some plans and have one built locally.

 

Got my first quote back, for the 82' of 2" x 2" square tubing that will be needed for the build. The metal supplier will cut, make all 35 pieces to the desired lengths, for $25. $317.44 cutting fee and taxes included. I will be getting them to cut all my sheet metal and plate steel to size. They have the fancy machines to cut everything, will make nice square cuts. That will save us alot of time and headaches throughout the build process. Then all that will be left to do is start welding and assembling :)

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Should look like this, not going to be purple though lol.
28" x 25 " Cooking racks
Edited by Cliffy72 - 7/26/16 at 1:01am
post #3 of 13

Sounds like a great build!

 

You must be very talented!

 

Al

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Al, It's been a very long time since i welded anything. I actually don't even own a welder anymore. I will get someone else to weld it all together, for me :) Shoulder be quicker and alot less grinding or fixing mistakes than if i did it lol.

post #5 of 13

Haven't been on here in a while. How did the build go? 

 

I just finished one of these myself! WOW! I don't boast but it came out awesome and works even better. 

 

I will post a thread this weekend and some pics of my build process!!

post #6 of 13
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Just cutting the square tubing. I will try to post some pictures of the build, as we go go.
post #7 of 13

Hi,

 

Do you have a rough total cost of materials, to build according to the plans you have.

I was thinking of purchasing those plans and having it built because i have zero experience with welding but was wondering what the cost of materials was.

 

Thanks

post #8 of 13
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The question is are you in the US or Canada ? I am pretty sure that you will be able to get steel quite a bit cheaper than i can if you are in the US. I am in Canada. I will let you know what the steel costs, once the welder gives me the bill :)

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An so it begins. The welder has the charcoal chute, firebox and the c channel all welded up. The three pieces are ready to be welded together, so i got some of the square tubing to insulate.

post #10 of 13

I'm in the US.

But in NYC the steel prices and labor is high compared to other city's . 

post #11 of 13

Cliffy,

The insulation on that box tube probably won't have much effect as the heat will still be conducted through the steel to the other side of the box.

 

lol,  Yall complaining about high steel prices. 

Try living in South america where it is super difficult to source any parts or equipment.

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