The FrankTronic Impulse build

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Tom_Heath » July 7th, 2012, 3:53 pm

Rick, this is the one I used.

I'm not sure if its the same as what Frank got or not. I am thinking not, since mine had a near zero ich factor.
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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Gizmo » July 7th, 2012, 4:41 pm

Thanks Tom!


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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Frank_Cox » October 13th, 2012, 3:39 pm

I just put pneumatic tires on it. The hard plastic ones were not cutting it

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Frank_Cox » October 13th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Here are a couple more pics of the smoke after I have used it a few times. I don't think I showed a picture of it after mounting the controller on in and having it painted

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Frank_Cox » October 13th, 2012, 3:42 pm

Here's a pic of the latch and handle

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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Frank_Cox » October 13th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Here is a shot of the pellet firepot assembly. The amount of ash you see in the firebox area accumulated over a 16 hour smoke
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Re: FrankTronic 2.0

Post by Frank_Cox » October 13th, 2012, 3:44 pm

Another shot of the auger and sliding board assembly

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Smokeone » October 14th, 2012, 10:48 am

I have seen this thing in action, works like a champ! Nice build Frank. :wsm:
I liked it so much I bought a drive to build one, if I ever get the Franktisserie done. #-o
Just not enough hours.
Rick you need to figure out how to clone humans, for your next project. :D I need more of me. Of course in a younger, slimmer, better looking model. :-)


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by SmokinFF » October 14th, 2012, 11:08 am

Rick, It may be easier to clone humans than to work a miracle like that.


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Gizmo » October 14th, 2012, 11:13 am

Don't try to suck me into this! I'm just minding my own business ...


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Smokeone » October 14th, 2012, 11:19 am

SFF dont you have grinding to do, or better yet toilets to clean? :bigfoot:


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by SmokinFF » October 14th, 2012, 11:23 am

Sorry Rick, just thought you were a miracle worker.

S1, FYI, house chores are done :rulz:


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Gizmo » October 14th, 2012, 11:24 am

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by shskr » October 14th, 2012, 1:17 pm

That's a great build. But would that qualify in competition bbq?

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Frank_Cox » October 14th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Kcbs rules do allow for use of pellet smokers. I use mine.

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by jabbey71 » December 27th, 2014, 5:38 pm

Hey Frank, do you have a side picture of the left side with smoke stack.



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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Tom_Heath » December 27th, 2014, 9:12 pm

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This is on my old cooker but they are similar.

Here isa shot of brother in laws next to my old one. Racks are inner changeable yet there is a big difference in overall size.

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by jabbey71 » December 27th, 2014, 9:24 pm

Ok, thanks.



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The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Tom_Heath » December 28th, 2014, 3:23 am

I didn't explain very well. Mine were both 5 in pipe sch40. And then used a 5in hvac elbow. No actual stack just the elbow turned down.


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Frank_Cox » December 28th, 2014, 9:42 am

Sorry for the late reply. Tom is right. We both made ours the same. Unfortunately I do not have a pic of the stack though other than posted here

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Mmmmm » December 28th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Did you ever get this thing to heat up to 325° like you were hoping, and how is the smoke flavor? My experience with pellet cookers is, the hotter the fire the less the smoke profile. In your case if it takes 10 minutes to hit 225° the auger is running a high percentage of the time which would normally diminish the smoke flavor. Just curious is all. For low and slow in a pellet pooper I always put an A-Maze-N tube smoker on the bottom grate to add a little more smoke flavor.

If you are still wanting to get higher temps out of this thing, cut the restrictor rod out of the middle of the auger. You'll notice the auger has a big fat rod running through the middle that limits the amount of pellets the thing can feed. If you partially or completely remove it the auger will run fuller, essentially turning this into a higher BTU burner.

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by jabbey71 » December 29th, 2014, 5:19 pm

Pit_Doctor wrote:I didn't explain very well. Mine were both 5 in pipe sch40. And then used a 5in hvac elbow. No actual stack just the elbow turned down.


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Hey Tom, I know we talked about alot of different things but is the inside walls of the chamber all one piece of 14 gauge bent or 3 seperate pieces. Thanks.



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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Tom_Heath » December 29th, 2014, 8:22 pm

Inside skin is one piece. Front lip side back side and front lip all one piece bent.


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by jabbey71 » December 29th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Ok, Thanks.
Pit_Doctor wrote:Inside skin is one piece. Front lip side back side and front lip all one piece bent.


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