400 gal RF TANK

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 5th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Installed the 8" stack.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 5th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Cutting out the CC door. Got some Harbor Freight Tools to help. #34214 dial gauge angle finder $4.99 and #63688 12" combination Square $7.99. If you use this, watch the magnet on the dial gauge angle finder. It likes to slide. Frank has a video on finding top dead center. I went 2" past center. Don't want rain running in the CC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 5th, 2019, 9:42 pm

:kewl:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 6th, 2019, 11:28 am

HF is always use at your own risk....



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 6th, 2019, 6:20 pm

I hear you on the HF. You get what you pay for. A day full of welding. Added a meat catcher just in case. Now it's time for my other Hobby. :beer:
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by towtruck » July 6th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Nice! Very clean work.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm

:LG:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by forty_creek » July 6th, 2019, 8:58 pm

StrongWork Wicky!


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » July 7th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Great work! Love the meat catcher idea. May have to use that on my next smoker!


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Installed the shelves in the CC. Only went with 2. I like having the height.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 12th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Shelving height
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 12th, 2019, 10:28 pm

Agree with 2. Tho 3 would have fit, I believe you would have found the top one just mostly in the way. I only have 2 and find myself, on smaller family cooks, removing the top rack and putting it aside. I would rather reach into the smoker to adjust the meat ( if needed) rather than pull the shelf and all the drippings out.

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 18th, 2019, 6:17 pm

Tacked on the door seals and hinges for the CC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 18th, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 18th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Pretty cool hinges....I like them.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 26th, 2019, 1:00 pm

Lost some time with the weather. 16 tornadoes went through Wisconsin last Friday and Saturday. I lost power for 4 days. Had a black cherry tree split in half in the backyard. I've been helping others that were less fortunate. Working on the counterweight today.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by towtruck » July 26th, 2019, 1:27 pm

That is looking good. Cant wait to see some smoke rolling in it!



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 26th, 2019, 5:51 pm

I'm glad to hear that you made it through safe. The pit is coming together nicely!


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 28th, 2019, 10:39 am

You are keeping the cherry wood, right?

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 28th, 2019, 7:29 pm

Oh yeah, I've been getting quite an assortment of wood. Cherry, apple, mulberry, hard maple, hickory and white oak. When it comes to Lemonade, I'm not making a glass I'm making gallons. Will be cutting a long time with all the trees down around here.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 29th, 2019, 9:55 am

Bummer on the damage....hope things get back to normal soon.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by ajfoxy » July 29th, 2019, 5:43 pm

Turn the fallen trees into charcoal, then build a gravity feed smoker. Problem solved... :D


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Higee » August 8th, 2019, 12:33 am

Looking great.

Are you in West Wisconsin?



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm

New London is about 40 miles west of Green Bay. Got the counter wieght welded up. Little slow on the build, still cutting wood.
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