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First Smoker Build, Another 60 gallon Reverse flow.

SteveR.

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First time posting, first smoker build, and first major welding project. Been using different types of Smokers for over 30 years. This is all about my first DIY build, and it cant look to "Homemade" or I wont be able have it near the house. Already making some good progress so I will just post some pictures for now. It started with a 59 year old 60 gallon air compressor tank.

Cut the wedge for the firebox, but it so nasty inside I cut the door as well so i could wash it out.

Firebox tacked and welded up. Ignore some of the bad welds. I tried a different Fluxcore wire and it did not agree with me and my machine.
Making them one
Getting rid of the nastiness.
Cleaned up, reverse plate tacked in place, not complete and door attached.
Small mishap with an angle grinder and a cutoff wheel. A couple week delay I'm guessing
to be continued...
 
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motocrash

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Nice build so far Steve!Hope injury heals quickly and well.
 

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Wow, that is really coming along nicely!
Hope you heal up quick!
Al
 

SteveR.

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Made some good progress this weekend. Door Flange completed. Smokestack Installed and fire box door built and installed. My Mapp Gas torch went bad, so I could not finish the latch. A little cleanup and a few details and main unit is done. Time for fire grate, Charcoal basket and cooking racks.
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SteveR.

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Completed a little more today.
Rack Slides and frames completed
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Now to cleanup the weld residue inside the cooking chamber and install the expanded metal on the cooking rack frames and the cooking area interi is completed.

Firebox and Interior and some finish welding on the outside and it is fire time.
 

SteveR.

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cooking racks are done.
firebox door done.
Wood grate and Charcoal basket done.
cleaned up in the cooking chamber.
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Tomorrow is Fire Day, Burn it out again. and see how it flows.
 

SteveR.

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haven't posted in a while. been to busy cooking on this amazing rig. it is taking some getting use to, but I'm getting the handle on it. here are a couple photos during the forth cook started this morning.
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