2nd smoker......finally

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » April 29th, 2017, 12:01 pm

I've had plenty of time to plan the pit. I've just kinda redneck engineered the trailer. I think I've had a miss calculation somewhere Image

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » April 29th, 2017, 12:04 pm

It's getting betterImage

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Squiggle » April 29th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Doh!! :?

Nice recovery though. :kewl:


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 2nd, 2017, 5:44 pm

I did some trading with the local steel guy. His sister was running for city council so I made her a big banner plus install. What is a good size flat expanded metal for my grates? I think I can get 2 sheets

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by The Czar » May 2nd, 2017, 6:09 pm

Free!!! That's the best size


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 2nd, 2017, 6:59 pm

Naw. I'm cherry pickin this. He owes me.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Big T » May 2nd, 2017, 9:03 pm

I use 3/4 x 9


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 2nd, 2017, 9:12 pm

Not much left in the budget. Skipping fenders for now. 3/4 x 9 and some small stuff to finish drawers.

Wire wheel, ospho, paint, and done.

Oh, and fix the misplaced handle and mount permanently to trailer. Easy peezy.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by ajfoxy » May 3rd, 2017, 4:08 am

Yep, almost time for Q-time pics.... :beer:


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » May 3rd, 2017, 10:23 am

Cool


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 4th, 2017, 4:50 pm

If I build a shelf on both sides of the trailer do I need fenders? Anybody know?

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by mp4 » May 4th, 2017, 5:14 pm

I don't know that fenders are required but you may want to think about some sort of mud flap to keep the rocks from flying too high.



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Post by temurf » May 4th, 2017, 5:40 pm

I believe that in Texas, fenders are required if you want to get it registered. Not sure about other states.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 4th, 2017, 7:23 pm

Technically it's already registered. So unless an inspection is required....I'll do that last. Got some new tires today. I'll get some done this weeknd.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Squiggle » May 5th, 2017, 2:21 am

:LG: nice work dude! :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 5th, 2017, 6:44 am

:beer: :beer:


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 17th, 2017, 6:39 pm

Been dealing with the flu so not much work going on. I need a nod of approval for how to mount this beast to my trailer.

I plan to weld 4) 1/4" straps to the bottom of the pit then bolt the straps to each cross member of the trailer.
Reason #1. I'm pretty sure the pit will outlast the trailer.
Reason #2. I'm pretty sure with my skill level I will burn through the box tubing if I weld it directly to the trailer.

Tips? Tricks? Ideas?

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Big T » May 17th, 2017, 7:35 pm

I hate to hear that you've had the flu, that's some bad stuff. I've seen a few guys bolt them to the trailer so it shouldn't be an issue as long as it is bolted to where it can't move at all.


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by Rodcrafter » May 18th, 2017, 7:59 am

:yth:

If you make 6 places contact the cooker will become a bridge for the trailer and thus make the trailer stronger than it was without the cooker on it.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 18th, 2017, 3:00 pm

Kid got te flu so dad got to skip work and work on the pit. It looks like a pit but damn it's never ending. Got most of my bolt on mounts done. Now I need to lift it ospho and paint.

Matagorda go texan is this weekend. I'm ready to cook something on this beast.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 18th, 2017, 5:47 pm

Handles, grates and mounting. It was a good day. ImageImageImageImage

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Post by Big T » May 18th, 2017, 6:21 pm

You are on a roll now! :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 20th, 2017, 6:32 am

Oh yeah!!!


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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by JohnBFryJr » May 21st, 2017, 4:53 pm

I finally found something about welding I'm just not doing anymore. Upside down. I've got to weld the drain in. Next weekend I'll lay it over.

Painted all but the bottom and the whole time I'm thinking wow this is watery. Sherwin williams didnt shake it when my wife bought it. All the solids were at the bottom. I'll do it again next weekend.

My poor compressor finally died so I went and put a 60 gallon porter cable compressor on the credit card. Love new tools.

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Re: 2nd smoker......finally

Post by temurf » May 21st, 2017, 6:22 pm

:LG:
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