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    Default Reverse Flow Smoker / BBQ Pit Project - Lots of Pictures

    Hey guys- I haven't been on the forums in a while, but thought I would throw this out there.. I searched and searched for plans to make one of these, but ultimately had to design most of it. Even the wheels were fabricated. It is a reverse flow smoker, so the temperature only varies about 5 degrees from end to end. I had around $550 in the project, but everything that is exposed to heat is at least 1/4". The Lang's are going for 1500+. It's a beast to move, weighing over 500 pounds! Hoping it'll give someone else ideas if they're looking to build a reverse flow smoker.


    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8...81e18a2c75.jpg

    18" diameter, quarter wall water pipe found on craigslist.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8...6a76aeaca1.jpg

    12" pipe was cut down with a band saw to make the outer ring. Cut the spokes, and will sleeve pipe with bar stock for the axle.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8...856da8245d.jpg

    Tape was an awesome way to mark where the lid would be cut. I then cut flat soaker hose a few inches larger than the pipe diameter, clamped it, and used that as a plasma torch guide.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8...4f19bafee9.jpg

    Door cut, and trimmed out- weld the hinges on BEFORE you cut the entire door out.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8...1407023a27.jpg

    Reverse flow plates installed- I actually ended up raising them up about 3", but this is the only clean picture I have of it. Make sure that the fire to chamber entry is at the top of the firebox, not part way up. Otherwise it won't draw correctly.
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8...79e07754e2.jpg

    Cooking rack / grate installed
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8...e75e9be999.jpg

    Fire box door in the works. I used a vent I bought from etrailer that is used for the top of livestock trailers. Works perfect to regulate the air intake. Cheap to replace.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8...887a47023a.jpg

    Finished wheels close up

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8...535996391e.jpg

    Finished- and painted!!

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8...cb1241858a.jpg

    And the best part..

    Email or PM me if anyone is needing any details on building one. Reverse pits in this thickness go for 1500+. So glad I took it on myself, and now I have a pit that will outlive me.
    Last edited by rl.robertson; 02-15-2013 at 07:14 AM.

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