Reverse Flow Build From Old Water Softener Tank - First Timer

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by cannonball-, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Here is some pics of what I'm working with and what little I've done so far.  The trailer had some ladder and platform attached to it that I cut off.  I think I will be able to use most of the structure I cut off.  Trying to build this on the cheap. 

    Squared up the frame.

    Another part of the the original structure I'm going to use as my firebox. I plan to insulate it.

    Here is the tank I'm using.  I cut the door out a few months ago.  Decided to put the build on hold after that until I could find a trailer.  Wish I would have found this site before I did that.  Oh well I'll make it work.

    Will update as I make more progress.  It's slow going as I have to build this at work because I don't own the necessary equipment or have space to build at my house.  Needless to say but my wife doesn't like me staying at work all day and night.  Well at least most days.
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cannonball, morning and welcome to the forum.....  Hey, the nice thing about steel.... If you don't like something... weld it back together and start again....  It is easier to fix stuff now than suffer through a smoker you don't like.... Mods now are easy....  Dave
  3. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Looks like your off to a good start. 
  4. What Dave said...much easier than cutting a 2x4 too short!
    Welcome and good luck!
  5. 05sprcrw

    05sprcrw Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like you have a good start on it.
  6. Here is some more pictures from my build. It's taken a lot longer than I hoped but I'm on the home stretch now.

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