Introduction from Snohomish, WA

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Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 25th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Frank, thanks for the prod for pics.
I want to start by thanking all of those that are much better about posting than myself.
These are delayed but I used a lot of advice from this site for my build.
My build was about 6 months from start to using and then another 6 months before I got it painted.
This build started with a 220 gal fuel tank and an axle.
The insulation on the tank I believe has made a huge difference in the performance.
It's a stick burner that cooks very even and holds temp well.
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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Big T » November 25th, 2018, 12:43 pm

Welcome aboard!! That's a good looking pit, I like the chain on the counterweight.


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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by ajfoxy » November 25th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Pretty flash, and yeah the chain on the counterweight looks good. :points:


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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 25th, 2018, 5:24 pm

I thought I was adding more pictures to the original post but hopefully this will work better
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The tank has been opened up
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Burning out was the best idea I had to clean it out
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This is one tall BBQ when stood on end
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Looking Good
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Fire basket allows a lot of ventilation around the fire.
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I insulated the cook chamber with ceramic fiber insulation (Good up to 2700 deg)
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Then the outside was wrapped with a second skin.
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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Big T » November 25th, 2018, 6:35 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by MattJ » November 25th, 2018, 8:31 pm

Nice looking build. Curious... how did you form the outer skin?




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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Chromeski » November 26th, 2018, 2:02 am

Looks great. Using those fence posts for the fire basket was a good idea. I don't see offsets insulated like that too often. Job well done



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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Pete Mazz » November 26th, 2018, 4:53 am

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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 26th, 2018, 9:16 am

MattJ wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Nice looking build. Curious... how did you form the outer skin?
To form the outer skin, I tacked the top edge then used heavy ratchet straps around the tank and extra 1” tube I still had sitting around to keep it pulling even.
I used 3 straps to pull it in tight.
I regret that out of the thousand build pics I have I didn’t get any with the straps on.



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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 26th, 2018, 9:24 am

Chromeski wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 2:02 am
Looks great. Using those fence posts for the fire basket was a good idea. I don't see offsets insulated like that too often. Job well done
I live in the Pacific NW and was afraid that with how thin the tank is that I would have issues with heat retention. It was a bit more work and little additional cost and well worth it. She heats up and holds well.
This is my first experience with a RF but it works better than I thought it would.



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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 26th, 2018, 9:29 am

Thanks for the kind words.
Thanks to lots of research and planning and specifically info gleaned from this site the only mods I have made since completing the build have been cosmetic.

I can’t wait until I can convince the wife to let me build the next one.
It was a very fun project.



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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Dirtytires » November 26th, 2018, 11:09 am

Did you insulate the firebox?



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Re: Introduction from Snohomish, WA

Post by Irwinb » November 26th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
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Did you insulate the firebox?
No, I used 3/8" plate for the FB & FB door.
The one alteration I did have to make to the FB was to add a removable thin plate in the bottom of the fire basket because I had too much air flow and couldn't get a decent bed of coals. That little change was a big help.
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