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    Default Killer Smoker

    My buddy shared a few pics of his smoker. It is heavy duty as you will see but for those that do a lot of smoking, this is it and it looks simple enough to make. It has 6 shelves inside that rotate at 1 rpm on a 1/4 HP gear motor, roller chain.
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    Very nice rig.

    Any chance you know the rpm of the 1/4 hp motor. The reason I ask is that on our rig we have a 40 to 1 reduction box and also a giant to small gear on the chain set. I dont think we are down to 1 turn per minute but would like to.

    Here is the drive.



    And here is the insides if anyone has thoughts of making a rotisserie in the future.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom37 View Post
    Very nice rig.

    Any chance you know the rpm of the 1/4 hp motor. The reason I ask is that on our rig we have a 40 to 1 reduction box and also a giant to small gear on the chain set. I dont think we are down to 1 turn per minute but would like to.

    Here is the drive.



    And here is the insides if anyone has thoughts of making a rotisserie in the future.

    normally motors like that are 1725-1750 RPM very few are 3600 RPM

    so by just having a quick look at your drive train looks kinda like you Should be around .75 to 1 RPM by now unless your motor is a 3600 then you will be around 1.5 to 2 RPM

    how i got this was by looking at your picture

    motor 1750 gear box 40:1

    so take 1750/40 = 43.75 RPM ( if it was direct drive into the gear box)

    since its not here is another reduction just guessing at size of pulleys the one on the input side of the gear box looks about 3 times the size of the one on the motor so: 43.75/3 = 14.58 RPM coming out of the gear box output shaft

    OK now the final drive looks very large compared to the arch in the chain going around the gear box shaft

    so just guessing its around 10:1 to 15:1

    so then take 14.58/10 = 1.5 RPM or 14.58/15 = .97 RPM

    if you can give me all the numbers I can tell you just how fast it is going right down to feet per min that the inside rack is going.

    Now are you sure that the gear box is 40:1 for sure?? (not saying you don't know, just checking)


    god i love numbers 1+1 is always 2, it all in how you get there....

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    Thanks Railman,

    I will try to get the tooth count next weekend and also double check the reduction ratio along with the tooth count between the motor and the box. The smoker is at a storage right now.

    I do appreciate the knowledge. Thanks.

    Tom

    Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
    Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
    Clarke 180 EN Just in case
    Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
    O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
    Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
    4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
    Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
    Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
    I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom37 View Post
    Thanks Railman,

    I will try to get the tooth count next weekend and also double check the reduction ratio along with the tooth count between the motor and the box. The smoker is at a storage right now.

    I do appreciate the knowledge. Thanks.

    Tom
    Sure No problem man....

    Railmen
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    2004 Invision 354MP
    1999 60 series feeder
    2005 Maxstar 200DX
    2007 CST280
    1999 HF 251-1
    older Hobart hefty wire feeder
    Hyperthrem 600
    Maxstar 150S(such a cute welder)
    had and sold........
    2003 XMT 304CC/CV
    1947 Lincoln SA200G short hood
    1963 Lincoln SA200G
    1975 Lincoln SA200G(best machine ever had )
    1970's Lincoln SAE400G
    2 Maxstar's 200DX's
    1 Maxstar 200SD
    CST 280
    2 CST 250
    MM130


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