120 gallon first build

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Re: 120 gallon first build

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Re: 120 gallon first build

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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 16th, 2022, 5:18 pm

Got the collector finished up and installed today. Little teaser pic with stack dropped on it


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by SeenRed » November 16th, 2022, 7:28 pm

Lookin’ good! Keep up the good work!

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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 20th, 2022, 7:55 pm

More baby steps today. Got the exhaust damper finished and installed. Intake and damper installed. Finished fully welding door flanges. Finished fully welding firebox end cap.

Thermos and bungs will be in tomorrow. Paint will be in this week some time. Grate and baffle material will be in this week. We’re on the home stretch.


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by hogaboomer » November 20th, 2022, 8:48 pm

Looking pretty good for a first build, my first one was pretty homely!


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Re: 120 gallon first build

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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 23rd, 2022, 6:37 pm

Thanks for all the kind words. Plugging along today. Got my “frank style” baffle tacked in. Grates framed out and installed. And braced the fb door.

Also picked up 1” ball valve for drain today, and my paint came in as well! We’re almost there. Gotta get the expanded on the grates. Move pull handle further forward. Mount grease drain, strip it and paint it!

I have a big annual Boston butt cook coming up for some of our high spending clients. Hoping to have it done in time to cook them on the new rig!


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 23rd, 2022, 8:45 pm

Side note. Any of you other flux core welders out there, what’s the best way to get that flux off after you tack something together in a bunch of inside corners?

I’ve had no issue on exterior surfaces as I can just wire brush them off and start laying full beads. But I’m stuff like those interior fb door braces, my brush won’t fit in the corners to clean stuff out. Is there a smaller brush or some other tool/technique that will make getting that stuff off of there so I can start my next bead cleanly?


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Dirtytires » November 23rd, 2022, 9:11 pm

Flux wire is horrible! They make tiny "toothbrush" sized wire brushes that might work for you. I have a small air grinder with a 1.5 inch flap wheel that works really good for tight places that my big grinder won't get to.

The minimal cost to convert to shielding gas is worth it just for the aggravation prevention alone! Tank, hose, regulator and a new tip and you are set...tell Santa your wishes!



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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 23rd, 2022, 11:41 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Flux wire is horrible! They make tiny "toothbrush" sized wire brushes that might work for you. I have a small air grinder with a 1.5 inch flap wheel that works really good for tight places that my big grinder won't get to.

The minimal cost to convert to shielding gas is worth it just for the aggravation prevention alone! Tank, hose, regulator and a new tip and you are set...tell Santa your wishes!
I have the Forney easy weld 140. I don’t think it’s capable of gas. There’s no gas port to my knowledge anyway. But it’s bell a hell of a little welder so far. Super splattery at first, but after I changed to a diff brand of wire, it dialed in super easily.


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by SheffSmoker » November 24th, 2022, 2:24 pm

I use flux core, mainly as I started off being restricted to welding outdoors. I still like it even though clean up is sometimes a pain as you see. :)

For inside corners I use one of these, either in the drill or if a really tight corner with the air die grinder.
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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by SheffSmoker » November 24th, 2022, 2:33 pm

Also, if your welder is like the one I saw in some photos the gas port looks like the brass orifice just above the power core inlet.


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 24th, 2022, 5:13 pm

Thanks! I’ll have to snag some of those brushes. Do you happen to have a link?

And I have the basic easy weld 140. The 140”mp” is the one with the brass gas hookup. Mine was about half the price of that one


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by SheffSmoker » November 24th, 2022, 8:23 pm

I'm in the UK, so any link I know will be pointless for you Stateside.

Try a search on "end brush wheel" at some of your HW stores like ACE or Harbor Freight. I even took the time to spell "Harbour" incorrectly too. ;)


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » November 25th, 2022, 6:27 am

SheffSmoker wrote:I'm in the UK, so any link I know will be pointless for you Stateside.

Try a search on "end brush wheel" at some of your HW stores like ACE or Harbor Freight. I even took the time to spell "Harbour" incorrectly too. ;)
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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » December 6th, 2022, 6:10 pm

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Got some clear on it today, and a brisket in the fridge ready for the weekend!


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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Dirtytires » December 7th, 2022, 9:35 am

Just don't think you are finished.....lol. I'm still adding, altering and adjusting mine and it's been " finished" for over 5 years now!



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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Barrion2018 » December 7th, 2022, 11:58 am

Very nice! I’m jealous!

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Re: 120 gallon first build

Post by Iwishicouldcook41 » December 7th, 2022, 5:55 pm

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Thanks fellas! 2 coats on. Handle fixed. Grates finished. Just unloaded it at the house. Plan is to get up Saturday, bake the paint on. Season the interior. And figure out how it runs/cook all day long. Lfg!


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