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South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 8:44 pm

Hi folks! :)

This is my first smoker build. The overall knowledge from stick burners in Sweden is low so I hope you can help me out and give me feedback among my build. I'm not a welder and I know it so we'll leave that part I think :) I've taken loads of pictures along the project and they will be uploaded.



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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by Big T » May 22nd, 2018, 10:15 pm

Welcome aboard!!


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:30 pm

Big T wrote:Welcome aboard!!
Thanks man! :-)


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:34 pm

This is what I started with.

Cooking chamber used to be a compressed air tank approx ~50 gal. Wall thickness ~1/4".
Firebox is an old propane bottle of ~18-19 gal.
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:40 pm

Some old fittings and connectors that was installed on the cooking chamber had to be cut out and filled in with pieces of sheet metal.


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:45 pm

I made hinges from small horse shoes cut in half. Then I used a threaded rod to center the two hinges on top of the CC before I cut out the lid.
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:48 pm

Lid cut out.
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by Dirtytires » May 22nd, 2018, 10:52 pm

Very unique hinges. Great idea.



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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:56 pm

To be sure no gas was left in the bottle that's gonna act as a firebox, I filled it with water and then let it drain.

Then I thought of a brilliant idea to cut out the hole that will engage the FB with the CC. If I do a template of the FB then I could just easily draw lines for cutting. That didn't work at all

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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 10:59 pm

So I cut out some more, and some more until it nearly fitted. The cylinders then were welded together. Nicely? Nope, but it will hold together ;)
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 11:03 pm

Then I had to start with the cart/trolley. I had some square tubing and pneumatic wheels lying around.


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 11:13 pm

Yep, this is how it's gonna look.

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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 11:23 pm

Then I wanted to cut out and fix the door for the FB. I used the same type of hinges as I did with the CC. Threaded rot to fix them and a couple of magnets to hold the while I spot welded the hinges together.

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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 22nd, 2018, 11:29 pm

Some frames for the lid of the CC welded in place. Unfortunately the lid went bend from the heat. So I think I'll have go give it a bang with the sledgehammer to straight it out.
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by ajfoxy » May 23rd, 2018, 2:47 am

Welcome and well done. That looks like a pretty flash smoker.


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by Cole » May 23rd, 2018, 4:39 am

Man, I like the lid to the firebox! Keep going



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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by Rodcrafter » May 23rd, 2018, 5:17 am

Nice work


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 8:46 am

ajfoxy wrote:Welcome and well done. That looks like a pretty flash smoker.
Thanks man! Haha we’ll see. But I’m quite satisfied so far.


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 8:48 am

Cole wrote:Man, I like the lid to the firebox! Keep going
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I’m quite happy with the hinges as well. I hope the design will work as I fire it up as well


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 8:50 am

Rodcrafter wrote:Nice work
Thank you! More to come. It’s insane how much man hours I’ll put in to it, but I like being creative so more of relaxation than stress while building Image


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by McBroom » May 23rd, 2018, 8:51 am

greenteng wrote:Lid cut out.
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On top of your door just below the hinges you might want to think about putting a length of angle iron or flat steel across there to keep water from getting inside the cook chamber. The reason why I say this as because the top of the door looks like it should’ve been about 1.5-2” higher.
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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 8:57 am

Next I had to fix the baffle plate or heat shield. I found a thick piece of sheet metal ( almost 1/2” thick). Cut it out with a blow torch (man I need to practice with that Image).




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Post by McBroom » May 23rd, 2018, 8:58 am

greenteng wrote:Next I had to fix the baffle plate or heat shield. I found a thick piece of sheet metal ( almost 1/2” thick). Cut it out with a blow torch (man I need to practice with that Image).




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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am

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greenteng wrote:Lid cut out.
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On top of your door just below the hinges you might want to think about putting a length of angle iron or flat steel across there to keep water from getting inside the cook chamber. The reason why I say this as because the top of the door looks like it should’ve been about 1.5-2” higher.
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Ah I see your point. I will try to correct the gap with the sledgehammer and I’ve bought fire proof gaskets to put under the lid on the “frame” that rest in the CC.


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Re: South Swedish Reverse flow offset (my first build)

Post by greenteng » May 23rd, 2018, 9:02 am

freebirds4x4 wrote:
greenteng wrote:Next I had to fix the baffle plate or heat shield. I found a thick piece of sheet metal ( almost 1/2” thick). Cut it out with a blow torch (man I need to practice with that Image).




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Thanks! More to come. I’ve bought some stuff that you’re not expecting to find on a smoker. Still in process but I’m planning to spend Saturday in the blacksmith and do some welding. Image


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