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  • Smoker's Done!

    Thought I'd start a new thread figuring the old one had gotten all the visits it was gonna get. Here's the build: http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ad.php?t=20594

    But now it's 99.99% complete. The drawing for this beauty is going to be held 3/27/10. Now is the time to get your tickets! PM me.










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    Homemade Water Cooler
    130XP MIG
    Spectrum 375
    60 year old Logan Lathe
    Select Machine and Tool Mill
    More stuff than I can keep track of..

  • #2
    Thats one fine rig. Great job!
    "The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein

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    • #3
      as we say here in BAWSTON "wicked shahp!" we don't believe in "r's" all that much
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      • #4
        You do fine work nocheepgas!

        That is a fine looking rig you have built. Who ever wins it is going to be walking tall taking it home.

        Great work for a Great cause.

        Tom

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        • #5
          nice that looks like something that I need

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          • #6
            very nice looking trailer/smoker!

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            • #7
              looks good, I like the double stacks.

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              • #8
                sweet rig!!! how do ya get sm tickets??

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                • #9
                  I was wondering...

                  What is the finish used overall?
                  Does it require heating to set?

                  Have you heated it up yet and checked the temperature across the length?

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                  • #10
                    that looks awesome!
                    Flash me, Im a Welder

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by moneypitfootball View Post
                      sweet rig!!! how do ya get sm tickets??
                      Send me a PM
                      Miller Syncrowave 200
                      Homemade Water Cooler
                      130XP MIG
                      Spectrum 375
                      60 year old Logan Lathe
                      Select Machine and Tool Mill
                      More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kamikaze View Post
                        I was wondering...

                        What is the finish used overall?
                        Does it require heating to set?

                        Have you heated it up yet and checked the temperature across the length?
                        The overall finish is a Dupont industrial coating. The fire box is sprayed with POR 15 silk, which has a temp rating of 1200 degrees. The POR 15 has only 1 coat and can be recoated after heating to 400 degrees.

                        Not going to fire it up, that's up to the winner. Couldn't raffle off a used product....
                        Miller Syncrowave 200
                        Homemade Water Cooler
                        130XP MIG
                        Spectrum 375
                        60 year old Logan Lathe
                        Select Machine and Tool Mill
                        More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                        • #13
                          nocheepgas,

                          Thank you for the reply.

                          I understand about not firing it up and leaving it up the the winner.

                          I have been watching your progress with great interest since I am assisting a friend with re-building his smoker that did not function well.

                          I am curious if you have created other smokers in a similar fashion and how the temperatures were across the grilles from the firebox to the stack area. This is one of the problems we are addressing with my friends unit since he had such a severe temperature drop from one end to the other.

                          Also, even though you lined the firebox with firebricks, I was concerned with the fact that you have an open face grille above and how that would affect the ability of the heat and smoke transfer into the actual smoker itself. I see this as a point where the needed heat escapes upwards instead of into the actual smoker.

                          Please don't misunderstand my questions, as I am not cutting up on your design or build. IT IS EXCELLENT!!!

                          I'm just trying to understand how you have built and overcome the problems that we see are happening with a similar (albet, Backyard), construction that is not working for us.

                          Any of your expertise and knowledge you are willing to share would be appreciated!

                          Again! AWESOME BUILD!!!

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                          • #14
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                            nocheep: That is an awesome job you did!

                            Hey, is that parked along Buffalo Soldier Trail? Looks pretty familiar

                            Dave
                            "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kamikaze View Post
                              nocheepgas,

                              Thank you for the reply.

                              I understand about not firing it up and leaving it up the the winner.

                              I have been watching your progress with great interest since I am assisting a friend with re-building his smoker that did not function well.

                              I am curious if you have created other smokers in a similar fashion and how the temperatures were across the grilles from the firebox to the stack area. This is one of the problems we are addressing with my friends unit since he had such a severe temperature drop from one end to the other.

                              Also, even though you lined the firebox with firebricks, I was concerned with the fact that you have an open face grille above and how that would affect the ability of the heat and smoke transfer into the actual smoker itself. I see this as a point where the needed heat escapes upwards instead of into the actual smoker.

                              Please don't misunderstand my questions, as I am not cutting up on your design or build. IT IS EXCELLENT!!!

                              I'm just trying to understand how you have built and overcome the problems that we see are happening with a similar (albet, Backyard), construction that is not working for us.

                              Any of your expertise and knowledge you are willing to share would be appreciated!

                              Again! AWESOME BUILD!!!
                              I'm no expert, but did a fair amount of research and some discussion about smokers before taking this project on. As far as uneven heat, that will always be a problem if your smoke stacks are at or above cooking level. Ours were placed below the level of the cooking grates. As far as the fire brick, that was to help properly size the fire box as well as make it last longer. The fire box is always the first thing to burn out on these things, and lining it was to give it some additional longevity. As far as the grill, the lid on it seals pretty well and is intended to be used seperately from the smoker. You could close all the dampers to capture heat in the smoke box, fire off some steaks or burgers on the grill, then continue smoking in the smoke box. Or alternately when the rest of the meat is done, go ahead and grill at will.
                              The damper control between the fire and smoke boxes (unique to our build, as far as I know) should allow for some serious control of the heat issue.
                              Hope this helps.
                              Miller Syncrowave 200
                              Homemade Water Cooler
                              130XP MIG
                              Spectrum 375
                              60 year old Logan Lathe
                              Select Machine and Tool Mill
                              More stuff than I can keep track of..

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