First try ... 20" Reverse Flow

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by bigtip, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Well, after looking through this forum and others getting ideas, I decided to take the plunge and build my first reverse flow smoker. I started out with a 6' 1" 20inch pipe. Then made a couple of trips to the metal shop. I've been taking pictures as I go. Please feel free to give me some recommendations.

    Glad I'm still in shape... Pipe weighs 72lbs per foot

    I had the pipe cut when I picked it up... 51" Chamber, 22" FB

    Pipe is 3/8" thick

    Okay... I know I need to practice on my welding.

    Got started on the frame

  2. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Got the pipe mounted

    Started the long process of cutting the doors...

  3. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Great start
  4. With so little left on the sides of the CC I wonder if it will spring out of round along with your doors.
  5. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    I was thinking the same thing, so
    I welded the hinges on before I cut the doors out all the way. One of them did pop up about 1/16th.... I'll post more pics later today
  6. Good thinking, if the cooker and doors both spring then they might stay the same! Lol. Maybe this will b the new thing!
  7. smokejumper

    smokejumper Smoking Fanatic

    Welding looks good to me.

    You are off to a great start!

    Keep us posted.
  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Would like to hear how you solve this...
  9. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Got the home made hinges welded on before I cut the door out all the way....

  10. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Was able to make some good progress last over the passed 2 weeks... I'll keep the pics coming!

  11. Nice, Looking Good    How thick is your RF plate ?

  12. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    RF plate is only 1/8" thick...

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  13. Getting closer 
  14. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    How did you go about cutting the contour on the top of the legs?
  15. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    I used one of the endcaps to mark it off. It got me really close. My endcaps were cut on a plasma CNC
  16. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

  17. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Was at a scrap yard today....they had a boatload of 20" pipe.....hmmmm
  18. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Update: Didn't like the way the counter weights worked so, I changed them. ...
  19. bigtip

    bigtip Newbie

    Didn't post a pic of the racks after I finished. ... they'll do

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