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First time build

Postby RadRantz » September 3rd, 2017, 11:19 am

Hey Everyone!

I am getting ready to build my first smoker (super stoked) and would like some input from the pros (thats you guys). I have some casing from the oilfield and was going to make my smoker out of that but would like some help on what type would work best with the materials I have. The casing I have is in 3 sections and sizes are as follows (I am going to try to attach photos)

-60 in long x 15 1/2 in ID
-35 3/4 in long x 19 1/2 in ID
-62 in long x 13 1/2 ID

I have an axle I can put it on (I know it will be heavy) and am also ok with the idea of making more than 1 smoker out of the materials if you guys think that would be the route to go. Thanks in Advance!!
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Re: First time build

Postby mp4 » September 3rd, 2017, 12:08 pm

I would use the largest diameter pipe for the cook chamber, it would give you the most cooking space and allow for 2 reasonably sized shelves.



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Re: First time build

Postby Squiggle » September 4th, 2017, 3:16 am

:welcome: :yth:


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Re: First time build

Postby Big T » September 4th, 2017, 10:21 am

Welcome aboard !!


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Re: First time build

Postby RadRantz » September 4th, 2017, 10:26 am

mp4 wrote:I would use the largest diameter pipe for the cook chamber, it would give you the most cooking space and allow for 2 reasonably sized shelves.


Thanks! would you stand it vertically or lay it down horizontally? Not meaning to ask too many questions just don't want to mess this up!



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Re: First time build

Postby Big T » September 4th, 2017, 11:33 am

I would go horizontally, it'll give you more useable space.


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Re: First time build

Postby Rodcrafter » September 4th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Welcome to the crew!

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Re: First time build

Postby RadRantz » September 4th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Thank you all for the advice and for the welcoming!



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Re: First time build

Postby mp4 » September 4th, 2017, 4:23 pm

RadRantz wrote:
mp4 wrote:I would use the largest diameter pipe for the cook chamber, it would give you the most cooking space and allow for 2 reasonably sized shelves.


Thanks! would you stand it vertically or lay it down horizontally? Not meaning to ask too many questions just don't want to mess this up!


Definitely horizontal -



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Re: First time build

Postby Squiggle » September 5th, 2017, 3:39 pm

& ask as many questions as you like, we all did, that's how you learn. :D


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Re: First time build

Postby Rodcrafter » September 5th, 2017, 5:53 pm

Yeah that


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Re: First time build

Postby temurf » September 5th, 2017, 10:32 pm

:welcome:


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