"FRANKENSMOKER" Completed

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by sqwib, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    You can click on my build in my signature if you're interested in the step by step.

    I ordered 3 tru temp thermometers that I will install in a few weeks.
     
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  2. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!! looks awesome!
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    great build and alot of good info for others!
     
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    I'll take one......... You did a fabulous job and your Frankensmoker. I love it  and would only want one thing thou. The colors are just a hair off I like the Orange and Blue alittle better.[​IMG][​IMG]for sure or a Great Job There. Now you have really thought about every ting that you could really need but where's the Beer Cooler???? My mother got with a very popular Bar "Pete's" Owner in 1954 and built a custom beer stein / refrigerator that held pony kegs of beer for my Father and she named it Frankie'sStein 
     
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  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Job SQWIB !

    And as usual---nice illustrations!

    Thanks,

    Bear
     
  6. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    That is awesome. You thought of everything. I'm ready to see some food come off that thing
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking rig! Gotta ask, what's the springy thingy on the counterweight?
     
  8. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    WOW!!!! nice monster, I wish I had the know how to do something like that, great job [​IMG]
     
  9. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    It's a thing-a-beauty!  Very well done indeed.  Of course my wife saw the picture and says "Oh my gosh what the hell is that?"  Of course I had to give her the detailed explanation! [​IMG]

    Great Job!
     
  10. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Extreme Nice!!!!  

    Sqwib, I figured I would come to a pic of a recliner set just infront of the smoker so you could look at a flat screen mounted on the wall just above the rig.

    Very Nice Work. Thanks for sharing.

    Sorry guys, my page has changed a little bit so i figure they are doing maintence on the site and my spell checker is outa wack. Appoligizes for the typo's.
     
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on your build, Waiting to see what your 1st Q is gonna be!
     
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    What no cooler attachment? Just kidding, thats a labor of love right threre. [​IMG]
     
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking build - awesome post and info

    [​IMG]if I could
     
  14. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks fantastic!
     
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is the ugliest part of Frank but one of the most functional.

    When you open the smoker, the spring starts to compress when it bottoms out, so if you flip it open sharply its a cushioned stop and wont bang and opens fully.

    If you open it slowly it will stop at 2/3rds open, its actually pretty neat, but Ugly as hell.

    So its sort of adjustable from 2/3 open to fully open.
     
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am a printer by trade and dabble in woodworking, I can not weld, I AM however mechanically inclined and pretty good at figuring things out in my head...things out of the norm.

    If it were not for the people on this site, Frank would not be and the tank would be in some scrap yard rusting.

    Dare I say it......Yes I must......   ITS ALIVE!!
     
  17. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

    SQWIB,

    Can you tell me where to get the "vertical clamps" ?  I am not sure if I am using the correct verbiage when searching for them.  I would like to put them on my smoker.

    thanks!

    Oh ya.. and kick @$$ job on that rig.
     
  18. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Rich,

    Congradulations on the completion of the build it. I've been periodically going to your web site and watching the build. Nice job. I hope the burners turned out well. At least I can say I had something to do with the build with my instructions on building a pipe burner on the hobart site. You have a nice piece of smoking equiptment and the craftmanship is top notch.

    Cant wait to see the qveiws
     
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would personally like to thank you for that excellent post at the Hobart site.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    I did a follow up post over there a few months ago looking for some advice on the problem with the smaller burner, I think that the slots where the flames come out are too wide.

    I am going to do another build and slot with a portaband and hopefully resolve the issue.
     
  20. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here ya go

    Vertical Toggle Clamps

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