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post #21 of 40
WOWNow that is one of the best home built smoker that I have seen in a really long time. You have really out done yourself. Now if you would go get t hat thing powder coated (don't take that wrong it looks great now) you could very well be up there with the Jambo rigs that I have seen on pit masters.points.gif
post #22 of 40
amazing build....
post #23 of 40

Props! That thing is awesome. Good job.
post #24 of 40
Wow - that is nice. You did a great job.
post #25 of 40
Smoker looks fantastic. One idea I'm stealing for my build is definitely the slide out ash tray.

What dia is a 120 gallon tank?
post #26 of 40
Great looking smoker, should turn out a bunch of smoky goodnessicon_mrgreen.gif
post #27 of 40
I can't answer your question on wood quantity but I would love to tell you that your smoker is awesome!!! Great build. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifpoints.gif
post #28 of 40
icon_eek.gif WOW! That's a great smoker ya built! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #29 of 40
WoW. Great looking smoker! Very well done!points.gif
post #30 of 40


Can you help me w/ the firebox? How did you know where to cut the tank for the firebox? I have a 250 gallon propane tank and can figure out where to cut the opening for it.
post #31 of 40
what did you use for those latches ive been trying to come up with an idea those look great.where did you get them?
post #32 of 40
Thread Starter 
Hey Diesel,
I used this calculator a found on another forum to determine my dimensions based on my tank size.
The "Fire box to cook chamber opening" gives you the area required in Sq.In. so with a bit of math you can calculate how that relates to a circular segment. Here is the equation I used:

The diameter of my tank is 25 inches. The slide out ash pan was a great idea I stole from the Meadow Creek cookers. I seasoned mine last night and it made cleaning out the fire box really easy.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone! Really had no idea what I was doing when I started planning so I am really happy with the way it came out.
post #33 of 40
Thread Starter 
Hey Kanadan,
I found them at a woodworkers supply place in BC called Lee Valley. They are used for custom made Jigs. Lee Valley ships to the US but I think they are sold everywhere. Just search "DeStaCo Toggle Clamps". Here is the link; I used item C and replaced the black rubber pad with a carriage bolt:,43838

post #34 of 40
NICE,REAL NICE. LOOKS CLEAN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I want one of those. Let the hunt begin. Love'n it. OH where does the cooler go?
post #35 of 40
Thanks for the info. I really thought it was going to be bigger than that, close to 28" based on how much room is in there.. I'm just getting started on my 80g build which is ~24" dia, and i actually dropped by bottom rack about 2 inches from the 3 o'clock position (~10" off the bottom of the tank to the top of the rack) because I thought i was going to be a little tight on room. Looks like you are pretty close to the 3 o'clock position based on the pictures, and looks like you have plenty of room. My RF plate is going to be roughly 5.5-6" off the bottom leaving me about 4-4.5" between it and my food.

How much room did you put between the racks?

Again.. Awesome build, and really similar to the one I'm getting ready to start, other than yours is a touch bigger and trailer mounted.. Mine is just going to be mounted on posts just off my deck in the backyard. I hope it turns out half as good as yours.

Awesome build.
post #36 of 40
Beautiful !
You are a man who believes in PERFECTION! -------->>points.gif

Let's get it smokin' !

post #37 of 40

What a cool Build!!!

Points for a quality built smoker!!! points.gif


No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #38 of 40

How many inches should drip pan be from cooking grate

post #39 of 40
post #40 of 40
I'm getting ready to start my smoker build with the same size cook chamber as this.....what were the dimensions of your trailer?
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