Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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Re: Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Post by LeonardK » December 14th, 2018, 4:21 pm

When I really started to look at how to build the mini GF like the forum does, not trying to make my first box/idea work, it seemed so much better.

Although 16ga skin may be called for, some have opted for 14ga to skin the boxes. Me too. Better to weld .035" fluxcore.

I've decided for 2" sq tube. 1/4 may be really good but 20ft is 109#, 3/16 is 87#...22# difference.



What thickness do you think is best?



Starting by building fireboxes, is ashtray OK out of 1/4"... thinking it is because you put a tray in there too, so the tray would burn up instead of the structure.






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Re: Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Post by mp4 » December 15th, 2018, 7:38 am

3/16 is more than plenty for your tube steal.

1/4 for your ash pan is overkill in my opinion. It isn't subject to heat that would require anything more that what you use for your skins...I would use scrap from them to make it.



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Re: Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Post by LeonardK » January 13th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Hi
Tackling .5" plate cuts with plasma torch, think I like gas better

Those who have built and are using Gravity Feed smokers, as you look at how yours is holding up, would you make the firebox taller now to better survive the heat???

I have 3-5/16 above the burn window, close to plan. I'm hoping this lasts at least 10yrs. Being I have more .5" plate and other stuff, planning on cutting more for more fireboxes/GFs.




As a matter of hindsight, would you make your firebox taller to last longer?

Firebox window 3n5-16ths enough half inch plate.jpg
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Re: Stumps mini clone about regular size

Post by LeonardK » January 13th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Victor Cutmaster 42

At first using stock tips on .5" seemed tough cutting with 240v, then switched to tips with larger orifice, kind of like using a #2 with gas instead of a zero tip

Just in case anyone else has some similar issues. I'm gonna pierce with the junky worn out ones then switch to better tips for cutting. Hard to pierce but easy to cut.
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Re: Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Post by LivnDream » January 13th, 2019, 8:21 pm

what plasma torch you runnin on the cutmaster 42 sl40 sl60



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Re: Stumps mini clone from existing box 24% over

Post by LeonardK » January 13th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Hi
I like to see all these interesting modifications that make things work better. Michael303 mod mini.

All they had at welding supply store was 60A tips? guess. Looked at box... 4200-SL60 OK so maybe that has something to do with why those tips work better. As with gas I like bigger tips but they use more gas, doesn't matter with plasma tho. So next time I need tips (tips?) wonder if they got 80 amp or 100 amp, they would work better?

I really don't understand amps in this regard because at 240v this just couldn't be pulling 60a unless the tip voltage is low and current is raised like in step-down transformers. Got curiosity up to see what voltage at tip is for cutting max setting on 240v.



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