First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby temurf » January 7th, 2018, 10:16 pm

That sounds like an awesome plan. :kewl:


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Postby Squiggle » January 8th, 2018, 6:03 am

:yth:


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 11th, 2018, 11:01 pm

Got the base relocated and motor remounted. Just a few adjustments in the chain and rerouting the electrical and it’ll be ready for use. Not done but usable. ImageImage


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Big T » January 11th, 2018, 11:07 pm

Nice work :kewl:


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 12th, 2018, 5:16 pm

And it done (minus cleanup and paint). Not going to lie. I didn’t do this originally because I thought making the mount for the motor was going to be a little out of my wheel house. But like most things on this smoker I got lucky and it turned out just fine. Got one of those Meater wireless meat thermometers for Christmas. Can’t wait to try it out in the rotisserie. Be nice to see what the temp is inside when my bbq guru is saying 225. HahaImageImageImageImage


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Dirtytires » January 12th, 2018, 7:48 pm

Very nice....



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Postby Squiggle » January 13th, 2018, 3:10 am

Very very cool dude, nice work! :kewl:


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Postby ajfoxy » January 13th, 2018, 5:49 am

Very interesting. Nice build.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby temurf » January 13th, 2018, 11:10 pm

:yth:
I like it.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Rodcrafter » January 15th, 2018, 3:26 pm

If that works like the sauce you sent me it will be just fine!

Looks good!


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 20th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Why thank you!

Got all the exiting walls demoed out of the interior of the smoker trailer and about to start on the floor. Came across an issue though. Wheel wells are rusted out and I think it’s worked its way into the frame rail. Not sure if I should cut the whole section out and weld in new or remove all the rusted out material, hit the remaining with the commercial rust converter I have and brace it up. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter? Going to have to get that taken care of before I can put in new wheel wells and flooring so I can place the smoker on the back. I’ll upload pics once the floor and wells are out.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Big T » January 20th, 2018, 7:30 pm

I would cut it out and replace all of it if I had any concerns that a patch job wouldn't last long term. You building too nice of a project to cut any corners and I would hate for you to find out later that it wasn't strong enough to support everything.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 20th, 2018, 8:09 pm

That’s a good point. Only concern I have is sense it’s the frame I’ll want to use my buzz box and I’m not what you would call an accomplished arc welder. Haha. One of my buddies has a Miller 252 so I might pull it over there for the repair. I’d think I’d get good enough penetration with that.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 11:33 am

Awesome build thread!
On the trailer I'd say the 252 is fine!
By the way, we tried out your sauce yesterday.... that stuff is great!!!



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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 21st, 2018, 10:38 pm

Glad you liked it! Also glad to here the 252 will work. Not sure if it’s my welder or me but my stick welder is not my friend. Lol


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 22nd, 2018, 6:43 pm

Got the old electrical and walls down. I’ll be starting work on removing the floor some time this week. Definitely have some rust repair ahead of me. Couple before and after pics. ImageImageImageImageImage


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 23rd, 2018, 4:07 pm

Got enough of the floor out so I can start addressing the fender and frame issues. Image


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Big T » January 23rd, 2018, 8:06 pm

Time for the fun to begin!


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Postby The Czar » January 24th, 2018, 3:44 am

That is not a small project!


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » January 25th, 2018, 10:28 pm

This is a little bit down the road (after the frame repair and installation of new fenders) but I’d like your guy’s input. My plan is to replace the floor with 3/4” treated plywood. Since the smoker weighs over 1000lbs I’ll be putting a 4X8 sheet of 1/8” diamond plate on the back of the trailer for it to sit on. My question is, when installing the diamond plate, what would be the best way of fastening it to the the plywood? Was thinking of spreading out some construction adhesive setting in the diamond plate and then running screws down through the rails. The smoker will have 1/2” bolts running down through the feet, diamond plate and plywood with 4” (1/4” thick) squared plates on the underside.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Big T » January 25th, 2018, 11:17 pm

I'm not sure if the adhesive will really bond to the diamond plate so I'd save my money and screw it down. Once the smoker is bolted in place I don't think the adhesive would be necessary anyway. The only time that I've ever had any luck at gluing metal to wood was using a quick drying 2 part epoxy that I got from the local hardware store but I'm not sure that you would have time to get it screwed down before the epoxy set up. Some of the other guys might have a better idea of something that'll work for you.


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Postby YTQBBQINC » January 26th, 2018, 7:57 pm

Good point. Guess between the screws and bolts the diamond plate isn’t going anywhere. I’ll just be sure to caulk all the edges good to keep water out.


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Re: First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby Dirtytires » January 28th, 2018, 7:04 pm

No on the adhesive. Not needed. I would use machine screws every 10-12 inches on the seams. I would however make sure the smoker hold-down bolts EACH go thru a floor cross member, even if you have to add them.

Sealant on the edges really not necessary either, in my opinion. The bottom of the trailer is going to be exposed to water every time you drive in it so I wouldn't be concerned with a little spillage from above.



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First Smoker Build, Hybrid Rotisserie and Shelf Smoker

Postby YTQBBQINC » February 3rd, 2018, 3:55 pm

Good info dirtytires, thank you.

So here’s what I’m looking at as far as the frame goes. Pretty much figure I’m going to have to replace the 2”x4” tubing on both sides. Getting the axels off won’t be fun. I don’t have a problem cutting out the rusted crap and welding in new but does anyone have ideas on what I can do to make sure the whole trailer doesn’t get tweaked during the process? Only thing I can think of is weld some stiffening bars to the floor rails to hopefully keep them from moving. Probably one of top and bottom.


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Postby YTQBBQINC » February 3rd, 2018, 5:29 pm

The red lines are where I’m thinking of welding 1” thick wall tubing to shore up the trailer before I cut out the rusted rails. Image


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