cannibalized Traeger

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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by slowboat76 » June 30th, 2017, 10:28 pm

Well finally finished it up and got it powder coated. Looks ok. I wish I would have had a little better luck keeping my flat panels from distorting but I think it's ok for an amateur. Lol I am waiting on a little plasma cut metal to finish it off but other than that it's complete. Can't wait to use it. Seems to come up to temp good now that I got the seals on. Thanks again for suggestions and ideas. BTW talked to Smoke Daddy and they said the fast cycling was normal and all systems are go.



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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by slowboat76 » June 30th, 2017, 10:30 pm

Here is a picture for now.
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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by ajfoxy » June 30th, 2017, 10:38 pm

Well that looks just dandy. Nice finish.

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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by Big T » July 1st, 2017, 10:50 am

Nice!! :beer:


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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by Rodcrafter » July 1st, 2017, 12:02 pm

:LG: :beer: :LG:


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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by Squiggle » July 2nd, 2017, 8:38 am

Fantastic work dude, well done! :kewl:


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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by temurf » July 3rd, 2017, 11:59 am

:LG:


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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by slowboat76 » January 3rd, 2019, 1:53 pm

just checking back in. Beyond all belief this frankenstien is hammering right along without skipping a beat. There is no stopping it so far. I can control steady temps from 175-450 really easy. I have cooked 3 small whole hogs at once and everything else imaginable under the sun. A few follow up issues for the next one is better fitted (look better) skins, a better way to clean the ash out of bottom, a removeable baffle plate to ease cleaning, Make hopper waterproof as I have had 2 plug ups from moisture running into auger tube and setting up (better pellets may help). Anyway just checking in and letting you guys know. I am looking for another project that why I am here looking. Happy new Year



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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by Chromeski » January 3rd, 2019, 3:14 pm

Looks great, I like it a lot. I know it's in the thread somewhere, but what is the cc measurements? Where are the pics of all that food you been cooking?



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Re: cannibalized Traeger

Post by slowboat76 » January 4th, 2019, 10:52 am

Thanks!!! The cook chamber is 32" wide x 24" deep x 42" tall with 5 racks. Its a little big for a couple butts and a flat of beans but it doesn't use anymore pellets than when it was on the thin Traeger cooker, which I guess would be a benefit of the insulation. I don't take many pics of food as mine never looks as good as anyone else's but I assure you its fittin to eat. lol I think that's what I want to try to build next is a little smaller one.



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