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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » January 22nd, 2017, 8:51 pm

:yth:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » January 25th, 2017, 11:29 pm

Getting closer. Don't have a ton of time to work on it this week. A few more pics.
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Burning for the first time to help clean out the inside of the tanks.
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Wheels attached, legs made and flanges for the fb done.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » January 25th, 2017, 11:48 pm

You may want to pull the rubber ends off of those latches unless they're made for high temperature. It looks great!!


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » January 26th, 2017, 2:06 am

Looks like there should be a flux capacitor in there somewhere...

Nice build though...


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » January 26th, 2017, 3:21 am

Big T wrote:You may want to pull the rubber ends off of those latches unless they're made for high temperature. It looks great!!
I was thinking the same thing, I've seen them replaced with normal bolts. Looks fantastic & definitely needs a flux capacitor! :kewl: :beer:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » January 26th, 2017, 7:27 am

I replace them with carriage bolts. Looks great!


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » January 26th, 2017, 10:13 am

Thanks guys. Yeah I already melted some of the rubber. Definitely going to pull off or put carriage bolts. If anyone has a flux capacitor I'll mount it. Haha



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Frank_Cox » January 26th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Awesome build!!


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by temurf » January 27th, 2017, 9:32 pm

:beer: :LG: :beer:

I like it even if it doesn't have a flux capacitor. Staying tuned for the Q-veiw.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 2nd, 2017, 12:00 am

Baffle and drain installed. Need to do a little more welding on the baffle and need to finish grinding the drain even to the top of the baffle, but ran out of time today.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 2nd, 2017, 2:06 am

Looking good. Almost time for Q-view


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by mp4 » February 2nd, 2017, 6:30 am

That is truly a work of art...



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Post by temurf » February 2nd, 2017, 6:42 pm

:yth: :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 2nd, 2017, 8:13 pm

Did you cut the drain pipe flush with the BP ?


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 2nd, 2017, 9:24 pm

Thanks guys.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 2nd, 2017, 9:25 pm

Big T wrote:Did you cut the drain pipe flush with the BP ?
I cut it flush and still need to grind the weld around the pipe so it's completely flat. Forgot to take a picture.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 2nd, 2017, 10:25 pm

:beer: It's really coming together!


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 2nd, 2017, 11:32 pm

So I just realized that I put my drain on the same side that I'm putting my handle (opposite side of the wheels and same side as my legs). Do you think that this is going to matter? I'm not sure how much grease I will need to drain or how often. Just seems like it would be easier to lift the smoker from the handle I mount to move the smoker around. If this makes a difference I may just drill a few holes on the opposite side and move the wheels.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by mp4 » February 3rd, 2017, 6:38 am

I don't think it will matter. Truthfully, I didn't install a drain at all in mine. I scrape off the baffle plate every now and then before I cook (which is never often enough) and I've never had any trouble.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 3rd, 2017, 7:14 am

I put my drain on the same end and I made the legs adjustable so I could make sure it was level wherever I set it.


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Post by Tjam9 » February 3rd, 2017, 12:15 pm

Ok thanks. Good to know. Wasn't sure but figured a lot of grease would just burn off during the cook.

I definitely thought about adjustable legs.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 3rd, 2017, 4:02 pm

Looks amazing dude, fantastic work! :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » February 3rd, 2017, 9:27 pm

Here's what I did for my exhaust stack.Something to consider for your next build.
I made my door cut at 1" past top dead center and put my stack out at an angle.
The stack also doubles as a door stop/rest!
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 3rd, 2017, 10:27 pm

Thanks for the info. Looks good I like your damper design.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 4th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Ok got the baffle welded in (a lot of welding) and the drain is now level.
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Just need to make the cooking grate, charcoal basket, shelf, chimney damper and handles then paint and BBQ :biggrillin: :)
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