Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by inkslinger » August 30th, 2018, 9:59 pm

Getting so close now. Wont be much longer.


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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by Rodcrafter » August 31st, 2018, 3:19 pm

Sweet


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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 4th, 2018, 1:57 pm

Thanks guys, I am indeed am so close to being about 50% done, I have ordered the gas struts and have trialled their fit with success, the clearance was tight, and I am real pleased with results.

I bought a flue with damper, from a pizza oven, I am keen to close this part of the project, so decided this was sensible thing to buy. I could make everything, latch and hinges etc, but you have to balance it out, or else you will get lost in the detail, and never get done.

Took a video of the gas struts in operation, even a baby can operate. Pleased as punch.

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Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 4th, 2018, 1:57 pm

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Post by ajfoxy » September 4th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Very nice. That is looking very flash. :kewl:


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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by Big T » September 4th, 2018, 4:09 pm

The struts make short work of opening the door for sure. :kewl:


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Post by richy20 » September 4th, 2018, 4:44 pm

That is so awesome!!! Great work :kewl:



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Post by JRINNE » September 4th, 2018, 9:57 pm

Very nice work, that thing is sweet.



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Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 5th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Thanks guys, was real pleased with how they work out.

I got the flue today, and did a trial fit, I can work with this for sure. It needs cutting down to correct length, but wont do that until a lot later, be nice if it drafts good without the extension on, as that looks real neat.

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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by towtruck » September 6th, 2018, 1:31 pm

I'm liking that short stack.



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Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm

I really like that short stack too. Not sure if I can keep it that small though, as until I design the bottom half, I am unsure if there will be a y piece into this flue, or another flue. My preference is the y piece, but when I am using the stove and oven, I need to send pallets through this thing, which I don't want the smoke going through the cook chamber.

Progress feels slow, but it is the nature of the beast now, it is slow monotonous task.

Still some kinda before and after pictures below. I am getting there for sure!!
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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by ajfoxy » September 12th, 2018, 1:56 am

Yep, definitely looking good.


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Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 16th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Getting close to being done on the burnishing, so I thought I would put it back in the frame to have a feel for how it is going to look.

Strap a heat gun to the frame to see how it would perform. Seemed to get up to temp in about 30 mins of so, and was a 1.6kw heat gun. Was a bit imbalanced heat wise, but the baffle plate is not properly fitted yet, it is a bit warped and I am going to put a gasket on it.

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Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 16th, 2018, 1:30 pm

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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by ajfoxy » September 16th, 2018, 5:46 pm

It is defintely starting to take shape now. Great work as usual... :kewl:


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Re: Wood burning stove style reverse flow smoker.

Post by SouthamptonSmoker » September 17th, 2018, 10:49 am

Thanks Aj

I went back to check the temp in the cook chamber over 2 hours later. The baffle plate was still hot to touch, it had gone from 225 to 140. I am pretty happy with that. If a 1.6kw heat gun can get this going, I feel pretty confident in the design now. Heat loss will be further improved when i actually install the gaskets on the door and baffle plate.

Got some special shafts to make to hold the gas struts, then I will likely move on to the drawing the bottom half, as the rest other than that is purely cosmetic.

There is however a good couple more weekends work of sanding, but this can be done at any time, and I am keen to see things move forward again.




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