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Westinghouse Charcoal smoker build.

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by bigbell7922, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. I am finally starting my smoker build after over a year of delays. Found a 1950's Westinghouse fridge that I picked up for a reasonable price. It actually still worked but I went ahead and gutted it anyways. I want to make a charcoal smoker out it. I have assembled a sizeable pile of metal and some odds and ends parts including the the racks out of a commercial convection oven, that I know I will need.

    Right now I want some opinions on insulation. I am ready to order some Roxul from the local big box store and want opinions on what level I should use. I thinl just a standard R-15 or 16 Would be adequate but it goes up to a R-30. Thoughts?

  2. Here are a couple pictures of what I am starting with.

    Many more pictures and questions to come!
  3. And progress on this build mate ?. Awesome classic löök of the fridge give it a cool retro löök ,
  4. jirod

    jirod Smoke Blower

    This is almost the exact same looking fridge as the one I am hoping to start working on in the next couple months.

    Quick question, on mine the inside of the door is plastic (mine is actually cracked up and obviously needs to be replaced), but what is the interior of the fridge itself skinned in?  Is this safe for a hot smoker?  I've looked around some on the site, but cannot seem to find out.  This is obviously my first build, and no one I know around me has done one either.  I will try and post pictures sometime.

    Thanks as usual for all the help you guys give out on this site.