first build 275 gl fuel tank

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by beaummiler, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    i got a 275 gallon oil tank and am pumpd to make a new smoker have a few ideas but cant make up my mind if im gonna stand it up and put multi rack system or lay it flat. It wil be on a trailer not sure on  a good trailer size for it want to store haul wood and cooking supplies and im wondering about insulating it what to use if i do. Any help would be fantasic.   
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    beau, evening and welcome.....  There are many folks that have built smokers out of oil tanks.....   figure out what direction you are definitely headed....   Look at other builds in the Smoker Build thread.....

     http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/197/smoker-builds

    Find something you want to build... and we are here to help....  Without specific questions, the possibilities are endless.... especially take note on the doors.....  cutting, installing...  how to stop warping when cutting open....  that is so we won't miss anything when you are building the best smoker in your town....     

    Dave
     
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I made a smoker out of an oil tank... I use propane with pellet tube smokers from a-mazen-products...



     
  4. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Dave i am going to stand it up and have two doors . I know the metal is thin do you think a cutting wheel or sawzall will warp it ?      Boykjo that is a pretty rig i like the sausage hanger .                          
     
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Is the tank, the oval design....  so you would stand it on one of the flat ends ???  

    what are it's dimensions ??

     Use a wheel...

    Be aware, the metal will want to return to "flat" when it has been cut... reforming to the curve or welding some type of ribs may be in order to hold the original shape....   

    They can be a little "trying" to make a smoker out of ... but, that being said... they make a great smoker when finished.... many on this forum are beautiful and cook very well...   

    Dave
     
  6. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Yes its ovel 65x44x24 sorry i ment that i would stand it up like it would be inservice as an oil tank so the 44in would be the high bell to top
     
  7. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Belly would be part of the curve and top the would be curved
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check other builds.... that will help in avoiding headaches...  hair pulling headaches.....  I think RibWizzard has one displayed with doors that open... one up and one down...   Many cool great builds to learn from.....  Dave

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  9. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Thanks Dave i have been looking a lot can you tell me about the rf i like the idea of it but have never seen one in use does it make the heat more even
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  11. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Ok thanks i dont mean to be a pain i just want to make sure i know what i want befor i start that way i can make less trips getting things i need to build this thing
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are not a pain..... there are probably 1000 things to figure out before you start anything.... including buying stuff.....  

    Draw it out to scale so you know how stuff is going to fit.... if there is room for what you want....  use the calculators in my signature line to get the actual dimensions of what you need....  

    It is a lot easier to correct mistakes on paper than in steel.....  been there, done that....  Dave
     
  13. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    Dave that post that you shared with me was fantastic will be using info from it on my exsiting smoker as well as the one im gonna build i had heard of people talk about tuning there pits but wasnt sure what they was talking about  now i have a much better idea  i am getting very excited about this build now i know what im going to do   my better half doesnt like that i found this site she says im an addict and i say well ya anything thats got to do with Q i do have a bad habit of send my Q pics to people at 5 am
     
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you need any help figuring stuff out, we are here....   about being addicted to great Q..... well  I can understand your problem.... can't do anything about that though !!  [​IMG]
     
  15. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    I maybe a lil slow getting started on this i found a cheap boat trailer needn new tires but price was right thought i found something to use for a firebox but its to small acordind to the calculator gggrrrrrr i will just make something else out of it im thinkn i will have two doors 18 1/2T x 26W I hope i can get 3 sets of racks x 2 so i will end up with six total
     
  16. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

     
  17. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

     
  18. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    I am a lil worried about the sfb being to close to the tires guess i can push it back some any ideas if im off base on this i am wanting to have the fb as close to the axel for better weight dist.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  19. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

     
  20. beaummiler

    beaummiler Meat Mopper

    had a good day today got my tank mounted to trailer hinges weldd on and opend the doors up scraped the bulk of the inside out so glad it was dry made it a lot easyr now to burn it out a couple of times
     

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