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Post by BillyR52 » April 20th, 2018, 10:43 am

Just got my plans for the mini and starting my material list! Can’t wait to get started on this build. Image


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Post by ajfoxy » April 21st, 2018, 12:02 am

Congratulations.... that'll be a fine smoker.
Keep us posted on progress with pictures and eventually the mandatory Q-view.


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Post by Big T » April 21st, 2018, 12:10 am

:yth: :beer:


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Post by BillyR52 » April 21st, 2018, 9:07 am

Picking up tube this week so build pics soon.


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Post by Dirtytires » April 24th, 2018, 12:06 am

We can tell you just got started....that pencil still has its eraser!!!

Have fun.....



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Post by Rodcrafter » April 24th, 2018, 6:17 am

:beer: :beer: :beer:


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Post by BillyR52 » May 16th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Happened on these for the low low price of free today. 4-12”x12”x1/2”. Image


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 16th, 2018, 2:25 pm

Can’t beat that!!!


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Post by BillyR52 » May 16th, 2018, 3:51 pm

If I am measuring correctly it is enough to almost make 4 mini fire boxes....


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Post by ajfoxy » May 16th, 2018, 5:26 pm

If I am measuring correctly it is enough to almost make 4 mini fire boxes....
Now you are just being greedy... how many smokers does one man need, wait that's a stupid question. :D
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Post by BillyR52 » May 16th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Haha, yea. The first one is for me, the others for profit hopefully.


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Post by BillyR52 » May 17th, 2018, 11:36 am

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Just got my order quoted and hope to pick it up this week.


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 17th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Awesome


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Post by BillyR52 » May 21st, 2018, 9:03 am

Im always looking for a deal....while cruising the good old Craigslist this morning I came across a steel fabricator going out of business. His price on sheets.... 0.25 per pound. I’m picking up some 1/4 for 200 less then retail. My question to you all is on the thinner stuff. I am obviously building the Mini GF and I know the plans call for 16G. This guy had some 14G at a killer deal and I didn’t know if that was too thin for at least the interior walls?


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Post by JKalchik » May 21st, 2018, 9:34 am

14ga is thicker than 16ga. Go git it! It'll be a little heavier, that's all.

My double pan GF has 1/8" skins. The skins are a lot harder to handle & cut, but a bunch easier to weld up (trade-offs, dontcha know....)


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Post by BillyR52 » May 21st, 2018, 9:38 am

There I go showing how much I don’t know. That’s great. Looks like I’ll skin the whole thing in it.


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Post by Cole » May 21st, 2018, 2:41 pm

Get the 14 ga, it welds better, my Mini HD has 11 ga tubing and 14 ga sheeting, it's a tank but it weld easier for the life long beginner!



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Post by Rodcrafter » May 21st, 2018, 6:07 pm

I would like a 1000# of each please


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Post by BillyR52 » May 22nd, 2018, 4:55 pm

I actually got a chance to get some work done today. Went ahead and got my firebox cut out


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Then tacked it all up
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I had my Hobart Handler 140 so I’ll finish it out when I get home with the old Lincoln Buzzbox.
Ordered all my extras from the guys at smoker builder, got the rest of my steel ready for pickup Thursday, and set up a new account with a local weld shop which should save me some money on gas. Btw I got all this done well at the Fire Station today....which technically means I was being paid to build a smoker....



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Post by BillyR52 » May 22nd, 2018, 4:59 pm

I meant to ask. Do you guys weld inside and out side of fire box? I beveled both sides before I though to ask..........I sometimes do then ask....


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

Put as much weld as you can on it. Inside and out more the better, within reason.


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Post by JKalchik » May 23rd, 2018, 12:33 pm

Remember that this needs to be airtight, not just stuck together.


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Post by BillyR52 » May 24th, 2018, 7:08 pm

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Picked up the rest of my steel today and got my insulation delivered. Hoping to make some progress this weekend.


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Post by ajfoxy » May 25th, 2018, 2:11 am

:welder: This is where it gets interesting. Putting all those bits of steel together in a strategic order so it resembles a smoker.... :D


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