New build from Gambrills,MD.

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 5th, 2012, 8:45 pm

Just cut out the side door for firebox and welded the flange around door still have some more welding and grinding I need more discs.
I'm use to welding thin gauge sheet metal on cars not this thick stuff and cutting/grinding uses discs rather quickly ,firebox is 20" diameter x 24" long x 1/4" thick.
The cook chamber is 4' long x 24" diameter x 1/4" thick.
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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by PvilleComp » July 6th, 2012, 10:15 am

Looks like a good start Rick - Those grinding wheels get chewed up quickly on the thick stuff.



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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by Smokeone » July 6th, 2012, 6:39 pm

you are making good progress, Rick. :points:

I've started buying disk by the box! ;)


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by The Czar » July 6th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Wow.....that's some pretty fancy cutter there with a grinder .... :@)


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 6th, 2012, 8:29 pm

I chewed up 3 discs cutting it out dcman and it turned out better than I thought



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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by maccas66 » July 6th, 2012, 10:47 pm

Nice work Rick! :kewl:


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by Blazer » July 6th, 2012, 11:41 pm

Nice avitar Maccas66 :LG:



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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 7th, 2012, 1:57 am

thx maccas66 its my first smoker build and I'm trying not to screw up so far so good.
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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 7th, 2012, 2:06 am

I bought some more discs so I'm going to tear up some more steel later today.
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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by Gizmo » July 7th, 2012, 6:46 am

Nice looking build you got going on there rick!

And mac those are beautiful turkey breasts in your avatar ... :D


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by PressureRanger » July 7th, 2012, 1:28 pm

Nice Job. One thing Gus and I learned doing our smokers is to take your time and go super slow with the cutting wheels. Don't force it or overheat it. You'd be surprised how much longer the wheels last by going at it slowly.


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 8th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Thx for advice andi have been going slow or the grinder will stop on that thick steel



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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by ricks69l78 » July 8th, 2012, 8:56 pm

I need help with the measurement of opening between 20" diameter firebox and 24" diameter cook chamber what should it be height and width which I guess would look like a big football shape but don't know the measurement.



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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by Frank_Cox » July 8th, 2012, 9:34 pm

looks great!

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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by PressureRanger » July 8th, 2012, 9:49 pm

Try using this calculator for your measurements:

http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html


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Re: New build from Gambrills,MD.

Post by shipyardbecue » July 9th, 2012, 9:08 am

nice! cant wait to see more!



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