DP GF with cut file.

Also called Stump's Clone.
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Skin job

Post by Mgraves » May 21st, 2019, 8:31 pm

Working skin on the outside went well. Stuffing with insulation. Putting 12 ga corner trim on. Got to use the new jet break. Lots and lots of welding.
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Smoking shoes

Post by Mgraves » May 21st, 2019, 8:39 pm

Smoker gets some new walking shoes!
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Door job!

Post by Mgraves » May 21st, 2019, 8:45 pm

Door! Lots of clamps! Lots time doing little welds and walking away trying to keep warping down.
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Flame latch and handle.

Post by Mgraves » May 21st, 2019, 8:53 pm

This lady is heavy! So we bent pipe to make a handle/ shelf. Flame behind the latch was to fix a miss alignment of holes. I always seem to learn more from the mistakes.
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Top dressing

Post by Mgraves » May 21st, 2019, 9:02 pm

I would like to say this was done just for the hell of it! It’s to hide some warping when the stack was welded up! Learning from mistakes. Top comes off with 4 screws. Gives a drip edge for the door, keeping rain out. ??
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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Dirtytires » May 21st, 2019, 11:29 pm

Great looking project. It’s the little things that make it truly yours.



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Pete Mazz » May 22nd, 2019, 3:12 am

:LG: :LG: :LG:


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by ajfoxy » May 22nd, 2019, 5:18 am

Very, very nice. That looks super. :kewl:


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Post by Big T » May 22nd, 2019, 9:06 pm

:LG: :LG:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by mp4 » May 26th, 2019, 6:01 am

I like how you decorated over the mishaps. I painted mine camouflage to hide all the warpage I had.

Yours looks awesome!



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Mgraves » September 26th, 2019, 8:18 pm

Finally got some paint on this smoker. Been busy with other projects. I am sure most can relate. Let me know what you think.
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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Chromeski » September 26th, 2019, 8:28 pm

Well done, looks great. How's it cook?



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Mgraves » September 26th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Frist burn will be tomorrow! Season everything! Then find out how it runs. Test everything out, plan to use it for a large fundraiser ffa bbq. We server 2100 pork burgers and 1000 pork steaks. With all the fixings, Cheesy taters, green beans and desserts.



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:LG:


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by ajfoxy » September 27th, 2019, 2:47 am

Looks good. :kewl:


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by JKalchik » September 27th, 2019, 8:03 am

I am really diggin' that flame detail under the slam latch.

Well done, sir!


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Little help!

Post by Mgraves » September 27th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Took about two hrs to get up 350! (For seasoning) Dumped a full Weber chimney full of coal in. Then a 16 lb bag of kingsford. I keep getting puffs of smoke back drafting out the air in take. It was windy today so I turned the air intake into the wind. Seamed to help. Once at temp ran smoothly. Guessing the back draft was slowing warm up??? Looking for suggestions? I fully expect 1hr warm up. Thanks for any advice!



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by JKalchik » September 27th, 2019, 5:23 pm

I allow for at least 2 hours for my DP to come up to temp. Doesn't to make that much difference if it's 80 F ambient, or -10.


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Mgraves » September 27th, 2019, 8:06 pm

JKalchik wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 5:23 pm
I allow for at least 2 hours for my DP to come up to temp. Doesn't to make that much difference if it's 80 F ambient, or -10.
Thanks that’s what I need to know!



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by JKalchik » September 27th, 2019, 8:10 pm

Mgraves wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Thanks that’s what I need to know!
:D So, what time is dinner?


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by Dirtytires » September 27th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Nice build....looks great.



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LavaLockⓇ 4-Probe Automatic BBQ Controller ?

Post by Mgraves » September 28th, 2019, 10:28 am

Has anyone used a the LavaLockⓇ 4-Probe Automatic BBQ Controller w/ 35 cfm Variable Speed Fan on a DP or have recommendations?



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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by JKalchik » September 28th, 2019, 1:04 pm

I have no experience with a LavaLock.

I do have a couple of years experience with a HeaterMeter. If you're not interested in tinkering, the HeaterMeter is not your solution. It is a very effective controller, though.


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Re: DP GF with cut file.

Post by mp4 » October 22nd, 2019, 12:02 pm

You can get them to warm up faster if you leave the chute door open for 10-15 minutes after you load up over the lit coals. After you close the chute door, leave the ash door open for another 15-20 minutes. I struggled with it for a while too. I did notice that mine heats up faster using briquets instead of lump, so that will help your cause too.



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