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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by dacolson » November 14th, 2020, 10:38 am

That’s got to feel good Cole. Great progress


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 14th, 2020, 11:04 am

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That’s got to feel good Cole. Great progress


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Yes it does! Thanks!

I have been worried about getting the brick work done before winter and it is to cold to do it. I actually had a small electric heater in the smoker with a piece of drywall over the opening to keep the heat in and keep the concrete above from freezing while it set.



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Post by Dirtytires » November 15th, 2020, 10:37 am

I like it....



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Post by Cole Leffert » November 15th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
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I like it....
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 26th, 2020, 3:06 pm

I finished the brick work on top of the smoker!! I also put some sealer on the bricks on the top of the smoker. I started a fire in the smoker to help try to keep the bricks a little warmer while the sealer dries. Since my doors on the smoker aren't done I used a piece of drywall to keep the heat in. I could of used a electric heater but I wanted to see some smoke coming out of those stacks!! 😁

I also started to lay out the tiles for around the grill.
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Post by dacolson » November 26th, 2020, 3:14 pm

:LG: that top looks awesome!


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Post by Cole Leffert » November 26th, 2020, 3:22 pm

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:LG: that top looks awesome!
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dacolson wrote:
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:LG: that top looks awesome!
Thanks Dave!
Seriously - my pits will be around for years I hope. Yours will be around for decades!


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Post by Cole Leffert » November 26th, 2020, 7:07 pm

dacolson wrote:
November 26th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Cole Leffert wrote:
dacolson wrote:
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:LG: that top looks awesome!
Thanks Dave!
Seriously - my pits will be around for years I hope. Yours will be around for decades!


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I sure hope so! I tried to build it as strong as possible! I worry about all the constant freezing and thawing during the winter.



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Big T » November 26th, 2020, 10:34 pm

You'll be cooking before you know it!


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Post by tinspark » November 27th, 2020, 12:50 am

I sure hope so! I tried to build it as strong as possible! I worry about all the constant freezing and thawing during the winter.
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If you are worried about water getting down in cracks over time and freezing and causing cracks eventually, an awning with 4 pipes anchored in the ground and a little bit of 1/8" angle iron to screw the panels to may do the trick. corrugated metal in my area is relatively cheap. Home Depot has some vinyl stuff that I have used before, that is not too bad.. Plus awnings are nice in the blazing sun in the summer too. I have built several of them at work and for a few friends, I get remnants from metal building installers/ suppliers on the cheap..

Looking good!!


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Santa Maria Rebuild: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7533&p=112344&hili ... 34#p112344

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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dirtytires » November 27th, 2020, 10:20 am

I like it!



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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 27th, 2020, 10:29 am

tinspark wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 12:50 am
I sure hope so! I tried to build it as strong as possible! I worry about all the constant freezing and thawing during the winter.
If you are worried about water getting down in cracks over time and freezing and causing cracks eventually, an awning with 4 pipes anchored in the ground and a little bit of 1/8" angle iron to screw the panels to may do the trick. corrugated metal in my area is relatively cheap. Home Depot has some vinyl stuff that I have used before, that is not too bad.. Plus awnings are nice in the blazing sun in the summer too. I have built several of them at work and for a few friends, I get remnants from metal building installers/ suppliers on the cheap..

Looking good!!
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Thanks!

I have thought about doing something like that. I have been looking at ideas on the internet and nothing has struck my fancy yet! I'm leaning toward a wood frame with the corrugated metal roof... I think!



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Post by Cole Leffert » November 27th, 2020, 10:30 am

Dirtytires wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 10:20 am
I like it!
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by tinspark » November 27th, 2020, 3:27 pm

Cole Leffert wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 10:29 am
tinspark wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 12:50 am
I sure hope so! I tried to build it as strong as possible! I worry about all the constant freezing and thawing during the winter.
If you are worried about water getting down in cracks over time and freezing and causing cracks eventually, an awning with 4 pipes anchored in the ground and a little bit of 1/8" angle iron to screw the panels to may do the trick. corrugated metal in my area is relatively cheap. Home Depot has some vinyl stuff that I have used before, that is not too bad.. Plus awnings are nice in the blazing sun in the summer too. I have built several of them at work and for a few friends, I get remnants from metal building installers/ suppliers on the cheap..

Looking good!!

Wood is good. I built a few patio covers at my house for both of my patios with wood. I poured concrete where the posts are and used those galvanized clips that pour into around it that are designed for 4x4 posts, That way the posts arent underground and rotting. I did some fence posts with a neighbor a few years back and set them in concrete and they are already rotting out. But the posts for may patio that I did at about the same time still look brand new.

Thanks!

I have thought about doing something like that. I have been looking at ideas on the internet and nothing has struck my fancy yet! I'm leaning toward a wood frame with the corrugated metal roof... I think!
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Last build-GF:https://smokerbuilder.com/forums/viewto ... 30#p114730
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Santa Maria Rebuild: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7533&p=112344&hili ... 34#p112344

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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » November 29th, 2020, 4:35 pm

I like that idea tinspark! Thanks!



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Post by Cole Leffert » November 30th, 2020, 10:12 am

I have the tile laid. All I need to do is seal the grout. I am pretty happy with the way it came out! I'm starting to see day light!!!
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by BigPete » November 30th, 2020, 3:42 pm

This is looking really good, love that old brick look!



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Post by Big T » November 30th, 2020, 7:52 pm

:LG: :LG:


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Post by dacolson » December 1st, 2020, 12:16 am

Yes!! So cool!


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » December 1st, 2020, 8:46 am

BigPete wrote:
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This is looking really good, love that old brick look!
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:LG: :LG:
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Post by Cole Leffert » December 1st, 2020, 8:47 am

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Yes!! So cool!


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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Cole Leffert » December 7th, 2020, 8:24 pm

I started on the metal work for the smoker. I have the frame tacked together. I was getting ready to put in the cross piece that seperates the fb from the cc. The fb opening would be 22 1/4 x 22 1/4 and cc opening would 22 1/4 x 40 1/4. All of it is 28" deep. Do you see any problem with this? I know you guys said it really doesn't matter as far as function. I just wanted to make sure I didn't do something inconvenient, that would cause problems like to small of a fb opening and not be able to get wood in easily or something I am not thinking of.
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Re: Brick grill and smoker build!

Post by Dirtytires » December 8th, 2020, 10:36 am

You could probably cut down your firebox size a bit if you wanted. 2 inch for bottom clearance, 9 inch for a firebox and 4-6 inch headroom means you only need about 16 inches internal for your firebox. Just my opinion but a vertical is pretty efficient so a smaller firebox works well and helps to prevent building too big a fire.

Benefit is more room in the cook chamber.....



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