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Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 24th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Started the new RF build today here is some pics of the trailer build.
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Re: Started the build

Post by dacolson » October 24th, 2020, 12:56 pm

Nice trailer! Like the design.


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Re: Started the build

Post by Dirtytires » October 24th, 2020, 5:47 pm

Gotta start somewhere....looks goos so far.



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Re: Started the build

Post by Big T » October 24th, 2020, 10:03 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 24th, 2020, 10:21 pm

Phase one complete she is in primer and ready for the road test
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Re: Started the build

Post by dacolson » October 25th, 2020, 5:49 pm

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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 25th, 2020, 6:52 pm

New question going to keep it on this thread so my entire build is on one. So I have a 24x60-3/8 wall pipe for my CC. I have one rounded butt cap for the not FB side. That gives it the nice rounded tank look. That cap is 10.5 inches deep. Is there any proven benefit to having the rounded end on the CC? I mean to my untrained eye it’s sweet for air flow. But if I just cap that end flat it shaves just shy of the 100 pounds off and gives me more space on the trailer for the wood box I’m going to put on the front. It also reduces my CC volume so my FB size goes down. Also less weight and material. Long story short rounded CC chamber ent vs flat. Opinions? I have no issue going either way. Just new to this and want to get it right. I have plenty of play weight wise. Just throwing it out there.



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Re: Started the build

Post by Big T » October 25th, 2020, 9:48 pm

I don't think there's any performance differences between dome vs flat end. I have built quite a few with flat ends and have never had any issues.


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Re: Started the build

Post by Pete Mazz » October 26th, 2020, 3:24 am

One minor reason is that you don't want part of a grate over the BP Gap. You don't want grease getting under there. Now if you cut your door with this in mind, no problem.


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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 26th, 2020, 5:20 am

Good point Pete. I feel I can midigate grease fairly easily though. My main concern with round vs flat is air flow. I see some big name commercial builds with both. After many hours of beer and staring at this I really want to go flat end. But if even one of you guys here that do this everyday say go round I’d start burning that cap on that pipe right now. Just want her to run the best she can.



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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 26th, 2020, 5:21 am

Also thank you big t.



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Re: Started the build

Post by Dirtytires » October 26th, 2020, 10:10 am

I’m not convinced a rounded bell is any better for airflow and I have, I’m sure, read many of the same articles and claims as you have. In the end, it is just one persons experience.



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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » October 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Ok I’m am going with the flat end. It will really clean up the trailer.
New question. BF gap. From what I have gathered on this forum is def not larger than the throte. Seems like most of the experienced guys go a bit smaller. So how’s 75% sound? I was thinking maybe welding in the BP at the 100% gap with my dam. Then maybe a short adjustable piece after that. I don’t want to get to into it if there isn’t a real need. What is your guys opinion on the BP gap percentage? Thank you



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Re: Started the build

Post by dacolson » October 27th, 2020, 8:14 pm

Rroxey wrote:Ok I’m am going with the flat end. It will really clean up the trailer.
New question. BF gap. From what I have gathered on this forum is def not larger than the throte. Seems like most of the experienced guys go a bit smaller. So how’s 75% sound? I was thinking maybe welding in the BP at the 100% gap with my dam. Then maybe a short adjustable piece after that. I don’t want to get to into it if there isn’t a real need. What is your guys opinion on the BP gap percentage? Thank you
This is almost exactly what I did. I leave the extra plate out till it’s warmed up then drop it in to help slow it down a bit. I have 4” gap @100% and a 2” removable piece.


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Re: Started the build

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Phase two begins. Why is it you always run out of mig wire when you are on a roll and want to work. Lol
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Re: Started the build

Post by dacolson » October 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm

Starting to look like something.
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Re: Started the build

Post by Big T » October 29th, 2020, 10:26 pm

:yth: and I never run out of wire or gas until the I'm really in a groove and then boom, I'm done.


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Re: Started the build

Post by Dirtytires » October 30th, 2020, 11:00 am

Yep...our welder supply shops are open till been on Saturday and closed sundays. I regularly ran out of gas on Saturday afternoons and lost the rest of the weekend. Got smart tho, bought a second tank so always have a full one now!

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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » November 1st, 2020, 9:09 pm

Random question watching bunch of videos. Does anybody high temp paint the CC or WC?



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Re: Started the build

Post by Big T » November 1st, 2020, 9:28 pm

I paint the outside of the entire cooker with black high temp rustoleum paint. You could probably paint the CC and WC with the available engine paints if you wanted to add some color other than black. I don't think that they would get hot enough to affect the color but the FB on an uninsulated cooker gets really hot so I end up having to touch it up every year or so.


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Post by Dirtytires » November 2nd, 2020, 10:03 am

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I paint the outside of the entire cooker with black high temp rustoleum paint. You could probably paint the CC and WC with the available engine paints if you wanted to add some color other than black. I don't think that they would get hot enough to affect the color but the FB on an uninsulated cooker gets really hot so I end up having to touch it up every year or so.

Do you use a rattle-can or get it in the quart? If I remember correctly, it is not recommended to put the quarts thru a home hvlp/spray gun....what is the best way to apply it (brush, roller, etc)?



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Post by Big T » November 2nd, 2020, 7:04 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 10:03 am
Big T wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 9:28 pm
I paint the outside of the entire cooker with black high temp rustoleum paint. You could probably paint the CC and WC with the available engine paints if you wanted to add some color other than black. I don't think that they would get hot enough to affect the color but the FB on an uninsulated cooker gets really hot so I end up having to touch it up every year or so.

Do you use a rattle-can or get it in the quart? If I remember correctly, it is not recommended to put the quarts thru a home hvlp/spray gun....what is the best way to apply it (brush, roller, etc)?
I use the rattle cans but I remember someone on the forum used a roller to paint theirs and it looked really good.


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Re: Started the build

Post by Dirtytires » November 3rd, 2020, 10:14 am

Thanks...



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Re: Started the build

Post by Rroxey » November 25th, 2020, 2:29 pm

Made a little progress. Hopefully have more done this weekend.
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Re: Started the build

Post by dacolson » November 25th, 2020, 6:12 pm

You’re at a great stage. Getting the major pieces together is super satisfying. Looks great. I really like the trailer build you did. I’ve bought used trailers and rebuild them for smokers. I’d like to do a full trailer build soon.


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