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Post by Chromeski » July 21st, 2018, 6:10 pm

Hi I just joined. From southern California currently cooking on a classic webber grill, and a small propane powered smoker. I had my heart set on building a reverse flow with offset Firefox, but I think I'll try my luck with one of the gravity feed units first. Gonna be a while before I make a build thread, but I'll be here reading and learning until then.

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Post by Big T » July 21st, 2018, 6:13 pm

Welcome aboard!! You could build a UDS to hold you over until you are able to build the one that you want.


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Post by Chromeski » July 21st, 2018, 7:09 pm

Nah. I can wait. Just gotta decide which one, scrape up supply cash, talk myself outta buyinga new welder and then find the time between work and the little guys



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Post by The Czar » July 22nd, 2018, 3:50 am

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Post by Dirtytires » July 22nd, 2018, 10:56 am

Glad to have you...



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Post by Weldun » July 22nd, 2018, 11:21 am

Welcome


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Post by ajfoxy » July 22nd, 2018, 6:16 pm

Welcome!


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Re: New here

Post by Chromeski » July 22nd, 2018, 11:20 pm

Thank you all.... wrong section I'm sure, but while I have you all here I have a dumb question.

I want to buy plans for the mini gravity feed unit with cbc cad file. How exactly does that work? The plans simple enough I just print them on my home printer. The cnc cad file is for the steel guys to cut parts for me right? Does a guy bring them that file on a disc or is that something that just gets printed as well? Just trying too figure out what I'm buying and if I can use my phone or I need to get out the ol computer.



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Post by Dirtytires » July 22nd, 2018, 11:56 pm

You will want to print out the plans. I printed a set for the house to make notes on and a “working set” for the shop wall.

My understanding is the cut file can sent electronically or thumb drive to the steel supplier...but I didn’t get the cut file so could be wrong.

Both, if I’m not mistaken, will be sent to you electronically by Smokerbuilder.



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Re: New here

Post by Chromeski » July 23rd, 2018, 10:34 pm

I bit the bullet and bought the plans for the mini. My printer isn't exactly printing like it should, but that's another story all together. Not sure when I'll actually start construction or just how many months till I finish, but I'm kinda excited about the build and the rest drive.



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Re: New here

Post by ajfoxy » July 24th, 2018, 2:06 am

Treat the whole exercise as a journey. Don't rush it, enjoy the experience. Shout out if you get stuck or don't understand anything. Don't take short cuts.
And don't forget to post pics of your build while you are doing it. Nobody on this site is going to judge your welds or fabrication skills, so don't be shy with the pics.


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Re: New here

Post by Chromeski » July 24th, 2018, 4:13 am

ajfoxy wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 2:06 am
Treat the whole exercise as a journey. Don't rush it, enjoy the experience. Shout out if you get stuck or don't understand anything. Don't take short cuts.
And don't forget to post pics of your build while you are doing it. Nobody on this site is going to judge your welds or fabrication skills, so don't be shy with the pics.
I'm definitely not planning to rush it, not sure if I'll post pics someone will judge my welds even if they don't confess. So many great write ups on the build already I've read them all, but many of the tips I just won't understand until I get there. It will be fun no doubt.



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Re: New here

Post by ajfoxy » July 24th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Don't be worried about people judging. This is one of the very few site's I've been to that the experts don't flame the newbie's. There's no ego trips here. If you don't understand something, ask. Nobody is going to flame you. And it will be fun, sometimes frustrating, but mostly fun... and then you get to cook on something you made... oh yeah that's gold.


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Post by Big T » July 24th, 2018, 7:35 pm

:yth: No shaming here regardless of your skill set. We're just happy to see a fellow smoking enthusiast building their dream cooker.


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Re: New here

Post by Chromeski » July 25th, 2018, 1:56 am

ajfoxy wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 5:30 pm
Don't be worried about people judging. This is one of the very few site's I've been to that the experts don't flame the newbie's. There's no ego trips here. If you don't understand something, ask. Nobody is going to flame you. And it will be fun, sometimes frustrating, but mostly fun... and then you get to cook on something you made... oh yeah that's gold.
I agree, this forum is very well behaved.



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