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Finally started my 125 gal build!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well I have finally got a good start on my build. I have done everything bass ackwards right from the get go. I was told it was a 250 gal. tank but it is only a 125 gal. It is a reverse flow. I was given a chromed 5" stack but have a problem. Does the stack need to be mounted dead center or would mounting it rear of center work. I am also looking for ideas for the damper on the firebox. I will post more pics as they come. Also a big thanks to Niniron and his Gary for all of their help.
post #2 of 13
That should be a nice pit!
post #3 of 13
Looks good!. This will make you a great smoker. A friend of mine designed a excellent way to make your damper (see below). He uses 10” channel and closes in both end to the radiest od the bottom of the tank. Cut out a 4” X (what ever you need to get your sq inches needed) he welds ½” angle as runners, cut out the bottom of the tank and welds in it place. I am doing a 250 now and used this same design too.

Look this over and let me know if you need more infomation on it if you think it will work on yours.

As far as the stack I would have it at the same ens as the fire box and draw the smoke back over the meat.
Going forward can you make your pictures larger so we can see them better. Looking forward to seeing your project as you build it.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
How do I make the pics larger? I have tried everything on photobucket but all I can get are thumbnails.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Randy that looks like a great idea and I might try it on my next build. I should have said the damper for airflow going into my firebox. Still working on enlarging my pics.
post #6 of 13
I didn't have a problem with my pictures. They might be to big.
post #7 of 13
Nice start....Try making the damper like bbq engineers for your fire box. The stack would be ideal in the center but to the side would be fine IMHO
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Niniron got me going on the pics I hope.

Now that I know how to post q-views I will do it more often. The only things I have left to do are mount the firebox , stack and mount it all to the trailer.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Finally got around to taking a few more pics. Almost ready for the first burn! Let me know what you think.

The handle is just temporary, I have two spring handles to put on.

On this picture notice the gap in the door that I have to fix somehow.

I dont know if you can tell by the pictures but I need a lot of practice welding.
post #10 of 13
Thats a fine looking smoker you got there.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am going to try and finish this thing up this week. I have a major question. Would it hurt anything to set the bottom of the firebox on the trailer ( get the rest of the trailer to hot ) ? Or should I just let the firebox hang off of the back with only my welds holding on?
post #12 of 13
Personally I would not let it rest on the trailer, but perhaps brace it in some way. That box will get hot!
post #13 of 13
PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif lookin good man! good job on the qview!
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