Trailer Smoker remodel

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Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » September 22nd, 2017, 10:45 am

I just dropped this off at my welder to get remodeled. Whoever built it in the first place had no clue. I'm sealing it all up and essentially starting over. Cutting new doors with counter weights, installing two levels of pull out racks, new fire box, and chimney.

First question is what are people's thoughts on a square vs round fire box?ImageImage

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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Big T » September 22nd, 2017, 4:47 pm

Welcome aboard!! It looks like it has a lot of potential. There's no difference in performance but square is a lot easier to work with.


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Post by Draagro » September 22nd, 2017, 4:51 pm

Big T wrote:Welcome aboard!! It looks like it has a lot of potential. There's no difference in performance but square is a lot easier to work with.
That's kinda what I was thinking. The clean out will be a lot easier.

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Post by temurf » September 22nd, 2017, 6:54 pm

:welcome:

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They are a good place to start.


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Post by Pete Mazz » September 23rd, 2017, 5:00 am

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Post by Draagro » September 23rd, 2017, 6:24 am

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Post by Draagro » September 23rd, 2017, 6:25 am

temurf wrote::welcome:

Check out the pit calculators at the top of the page.
They are a good place to start.
Thanks, and yeah, I'm using them. Was just looking for some personal opinions too.

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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Rodcrafter » September 24th, 2017, 8:32 am

I like square so I can put a square WC/VC above the FB.


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Post by Draagro » September 24th, 2017, 12:51 pm

WC/VC?

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Post by Squiggle » September 24th, 2017, 5:39 pm

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Post by Draagro » September 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm

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Post by temurf » September 24th, 2017, 9:45 pm

My personal opinion is that you should go with a square fire box for the reasons that Big T and RC have stated.


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Post by ajfoxy » September 24th, 2017, 11:10 pm

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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » September 26th, 2017, 9:32 am

Day one of the rebuild is in the books. Should be cutting doors on Wednesday! ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by temurf » September 27th, 2017, 7:37 pm

Looking Good.


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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » September 27th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Demo is done and she's almost sealed up. Doors and racks should be done by early next week. Then stacks, counter weights and firebox. ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Big T » September 27th, 2017, 8:00 pm

Heck yeah!


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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » October 5th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Looking for your thoughts. Tank is 50" in Diameter be 157" long. Throw out your thoughts on fire box he chimney size so I can compare it to mine. Wanna make sure I'm moving in the right direction. Thanks.

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Post by Big T » October 5th, 2017, 4:51 pm

Are you sure on the length because it doesn't look like it's over about 6' long and 157'' would be about 13' long.


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Re: RE: Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » October 5th, 2017, 7:20 pm

Big T wrote:Are you sure on the length because it doesn't look like it's over about 6' long and 157'' would be about 13' long.
My bad. Length is 74". Circumference is 157. Eyes crossed while reading I guess.

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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Big T » October 5th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Haha it happens to all of us at some point. Here is what the pit calculator recommended. Image


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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » October 6th, 2017, 4:29 pm

Yeah, so that all adds up. Just seems like a huge firebox. Also, because the pit is so wide I was considering going with two stacks to keep from funneling all the heat to one point at the stack end. What's your thoughts on that idea?



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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Big T » October 6th, 2017, 8:25 pm

Twin stacks work fine as long as the two stacks together add up to the volume of the recommended size. Most of the guys that build twin stacks put a baffle on them so they can adjust the draft if the need to. I agree that the FB is a monster but that is a huge CC that you have, you can tweak the dimensions as long as the volume stays the same.


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Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Mokoro » October 6th, 2017, 9:18 pm

See what you mean about the original person having no clue.. two tiny fireboxes? And that lid?!?! You'd need a crane to lift it! b-(



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Re: RE: Re: Trailer Smoker remodel

Post by Draagro » October 6th, 2017, 10:00 pm

Big T wrote:Twin stacks work fine as long as the two stacks together add up to the volume of the recommended size. Most of the guys that build twin stacks put a baffle on them so they can adjust the draft if the need to. I agree that the FB is a monster but that is a huge CC that you have, you can tweak the dimensions as long as the volume stays the same.
This has been a huge help. Thank you.

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