First Build. Cart first or later? Centering door

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Post by Chukknob » November 19th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Curious if this insulation from Grainger will work for my firebox top? 1200 degree rated and I can buy a single piece instead of a whole carton worth.
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Post by Dirtytires » November 20th, 2018, 12:43 am

Suppose either would work. Both look to be heat resistant.



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Post by Chromeski » November 20th, 2018, 4:01 pm

The one posted from lowes looks to be batt not a roof ridged board. I did buy a pack of the ridged stuff from lowes last week. I think I would prefer that for this application.



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Post by Chukknob » November 20th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Chromeski wrote:The one posted from lowes looks to be batt not a roof ridged board. I did buy a pack of the ridged stuff from lowes last week. I think I would prefer that for this application.
So the rigged board is what I want? If I get that I’ll probably insulate the bottom was well since half will be leftover.


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Post by Chromeski » November 20th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Either should work. The rigid Just seems easier to work with and if you do the sides gravity may take the batt style with it.



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Post by Chukknob » December 1st, 2018, 2:30 pm

Been making progress but my last minute insulated top kicked my butt. Kinda hard cutting it just right so there isn’t big gaps and then inserting it inside of a welded box. Obviously did this backwards. Welding inside the box sucked. I feel like my hose kept getting kinked and it was impossible to steady myself. The piece you see unwelded inside the box is on top of a 2 inch thick piece of insulated supported by four 2 inch squares so the insulation didn’t get crushed before welding it. Image


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Post by Chukknob » December 1st, 2018, 2:30 pm

My welds are improving with this little Miller 140. Image


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Post by Big T » December 1st, 2018, 3:34 pm

Nice beads :kewl:


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Post by ajfoxy » December 1st, 2018, 4:43 pm

:yth: looking slick


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Post by Chukknob » December 1st, 2018, 4:58 pm

I may buy this trailer today to slap it on Image


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Post by Dirtytires » December 1st, 2018, 5:23 pm

Not a bad trailer but you would need to cut it down quite a bit.



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Post by Chukknob » December 1st, 2018, 5:34 pm

Assuming it will hold the weight I want to put a small Santa Maria grill towards the front


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Post by Chukknob » December 14th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Got the door cut out. Gonna strap it and hinge it this weekend. I also have some mods to the trailer I need to do. Image


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Post by ajfoxy » December 14th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Looking good. Coming together nicely.


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Post by Big T » December 14th, 2018, 8:10 pm

:yth:


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Post by Dirtytires » December 15th, 2018, 12:12 am

My first thought is you did that semi-circle cut with a cut-off wheel. My second thought is that is pretty darn good cutting!

Looking pretty good from here....keep at it!



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Post by Chukknob » December 15th, 2018, 12:53 am

Dirtytires wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 12:12 am
My first thought is you did that semi-circle cut with a cut-off wheel. My second thought is that is pretty darn good cutting!

Looking pretty good from here....keep at it!
Lol trust me I wish I hadn’t. If I ever build another one I’m buying a plasma cutter for sure.



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Post by Chromeski » December 15th, 2018, 2:56 pm

Cutting circles with an angle grinder is tough, looks great tho



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Post by Chukknob » December 25th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Quick question. I have access to a big cherry picker but nothing else. The firebox is dang heavy and my question is which gets mounted first. Should I set the cook chamber in place and then mount the firebox with the cherry picker? Or should I weld the CC to the FB and then use the cherry picker to mount it all at once? My struggle with the later idea is figuring out how to elevate the CC to the firebox opening. Bricks and 2x4?


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Post by Big T » December 25th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Either way will work fine but I prefer to weld the CC and FB together before I mount it to the stand/trailer. I find that it's easier to get a good weld on them if I can flip it over and there's nothing in the way. You could mount it to the stand and then add the FB as long as the stand doesn't make it difficult to access the welds that join the unit together. I usually set the FB flat on the floor and lift the CC into position, I put several good tacks on them and recheck that it didn't move, I then weld as much I as can reach, flip over and weld the bottom.


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Post by Chukknob » December 25th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Big T wrote:Either way will work fine but I prefer to weld the CC and FB together before I mount it to the stand/trailer. I find that it's easier to get a good weld on them if I can flip it over and there's nothing in the way. You could mount it to the stand and then add the FB as long as the stand doesn't make it difficult to access the welds that join the unit together. I usually set the FB flat on the floor and lift the CC into position, I put several good tacks on them and recheck that it didn't move, I then weld as much I as can reach, flip over and weld the bottom.
Thanks Big T. This is going on a trailer now and not the cart. Changed plans. :) But I like your suggestion.


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