FrankTronic 2.0

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by fireman_pete » May 30th, 2013, 10:47 pm

Nice, cant wait to see the progress on the Qube!



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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:15 pm

Well this project finally had movement! It is 99% complete. I will start posting pics shortly.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Theses photos show the drain nipple welded in, then the bottom was insulated and the skin put over it. The whole thing was turned over and screwed to the cart.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Then we started insulating the sides and to. The skins were made and plug welded in place.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:22 pm

Oops!
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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:27 pm

The next part was to cut the opening for the pot to slide in and to cut an air opening under the pellet drive.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:32 pm

The exhaust was cut in top center (5"). Then we built a heat deflector for the fire pot. A drip pan/baffle was made and installed. The pan has 3/4" gap front and back.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » August 17th, 2013, 9:33 pm

Looking pretty nice there S1


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:37 pm

The door was fabbed as two separate pans with the outer skin being slightly bigger. The outer was also cross broke. Insulation was sandwiched between the 2 pans. They were then welded together. We laid the cooker down to mount the door.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:39 pm

The rack slides were bent up and the racks were made.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:46 pm

Once I got the cooker home I fired it up. That took a little patience but I won't go into that. Anyway, after I lit I sprayed it down with cooking spray and set it for 225. In about 30 mins I had 225 with a 10 degree spread top to bottom. After another 10 to 15 it stabilized and was within a degree or two all over. So I ran it to 350 and let it bake for two hours. Then it was on to the biscuit test. Gotta say they turned out fairly even. (Luck) but ill take it!


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Here's the pics for the previous post.
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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:56 pm

A little paint, some chrome, and a rain cap! Done!

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 9:57 pm

I couldn't have pulled this off without a lot of help! Thanks to the crew at HQ, Frank, DC, and MTF! You guys rock!

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by The Czar » August 17th, 2013, 10:05 pm

It's funny S1… I was just thinking about this cooker today… Man that red is awfully sexy!

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 17th, 2013, 10:11 pm

Yep! Kinda like me. =))
It's a shame I had a duma$$ attack. Saw a light spot on the door, so I touched it up, not thinking the rest of it was dry. Now I gotta repaint it. ~x(
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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by The Czar » August 17th, 2013, 10:36 pm

Dude....it still looks good.... Not every cooker can pull off that color… But that one sure did!!!

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Miketheforester » August 18th, 2013, 8:48 am

Looks awesome.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 18th, 2013, 8:56 am

Thanks CRS, DC, and MTF.

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by SmokinFF » August 19th, 2013, 4:02 pm

The cooker looks great!! I'm a huge fan of the red floor too. What's a guy gotta do to pull that off? :beer:


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Rodcrafter » August 19th, 2013, 5:38 pm

:LG:

Very Nice!!!!


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Smokeone » August 19th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Thanks, I think SFF.
Thanks RC. It's not quite your quality, but it'll do.


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by The Czar » August 19th, 2013, 7:03 pm

SmokinFF wrote:<null>
Start a big cooker and spend a lot of money… And then not want to do that big cooker… But still spend a lot of money!

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by SmokinFF » August 19th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Oh, I follow you now DC.


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by The Czar » August 20th, 2013, 8:00 am

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