25 gal Perfect Patio Reverse Flow Smoker

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by jwsimpleville, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. So I found a 25gal tank on Craigslist for $15.
    This will make a Perfect Patio Reverse Flow Smoker, hence the thread title.
    Let's see what I can come up with.
    Any thoughts, comments, opinions, emotional outbursts are always welcome.
  2. Hello.  [​IMG]  I'm in.  Good luck.

  3. Can't wait to see this one started 

    Gary S
  4. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  5. Time to clean off the tank of all the miscellaneous brackets and wheels.
    A little work with the calculator and prior build experience, time to cut the firebox notch out.
  6. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Nicely done.

    That is going to be a fine little smoker! [​IMG]
  7. I'm off work tomorrow so I'll be able to get some more pictures posted.
  8. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I'm in....
  9. quetime

    quetime Newbie

    I just picked up a 25 gal tank and will like to have any additional info as you go through the building process. I plan to remove all brackets tomorrow and clean the tank up. I am going to make an insulated firebox for this smoker.
  10. Funny you say that, cause I'm going to do an insulated firebox also.

    Had a long day and actually Got alot more done with the tank clean up and the figures I'll be working with. The drain in the bottom was the biggest pain filling in that 3" hole.

    I'm to split this with a couple of posts so I can separate all the things being done.

    Any questions just ask, this is going to be a fast build.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  11. Here I started the firebox,

    Here is the dry fit up.

    At this point I had only insulated the top of the firebox just in case I had to change something.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  12. Got the sides insulated

    Here's the back side of the firebox

    Just another angle of the firebox
    You will notice that I've decided to only insulate the top and sides of this firebox, I may be wrong but the majority of heat loss occurs from the top and sides.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  13. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    NICE... if you do split the thread make sure to post a link here to the second thread... thanks
  14. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    You did get a lot done today! Where did you get those corner clamps?


  15. I simply meant I was going to make several posts showing today's progress. It will stay consolidated within this thread.
  16. Those are my 89° Harbor Freight clamps, they work great to mess with anyone that has OCD
  17. I like to do several fitups as I go along just to make sure things are still going to line up

    Then I got to close in the front plate and do the ash drawer.

    While I was doing that my wonderful wife cut up the pieces so I could make the hinges for the firebox door.
    Things were going so fast that I never got a separate picture of the firebox door.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  18. lendecatural

    lendecatural Smoking Fanatic

    That is Too Damn funny! I'm a damn engineer, but I may have to call them close enough! LOL
  19. Got the reverse flow plate mounted.
    Since I insulated the top of the firebox I just used the top as the beginning of my RF Plate.

    While I had help from the misses I put together the hinges for the main cook chamber and started the cart.
    And the chimney
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  20. The cook chamber door handles took the better part off an hour.

    As another 20-30 minutes to get the firebox latch just right.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014

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