Another Mini Gravity Feed

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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by pr0wlunwoof » April 20th, 2018, 9:20 am

I really like your recessed thermometer. How did you do that?



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » April 20th, 2018, 1:49 pm

I used a dimple die to punch out a hole. The punch also rolls the edge inward. I then just welded the punched out piece back into the now countersunk rolled edge.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by pr0wlunwoof » April 21st, 2018, 7:14 pm

Love the technique. Wish I could justify the cost of the punch tool. Some others suggested a 1/2 collar and I picked one up for $2. Gotta say though your recessed thermometer looks very legit.

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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Cole » April 23rd, 2018, 2:52 pm

Great Job on the GF, looks sensational fit and finish.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » April 23rd, 2018, 3:45 pm

Thanks. It was well worth it. Plus now I can do awesome smoked meats. This smoker works beautifully. So glad I went with these plans.


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Post by Frank_Cox » April 24th, 2018, 4:48 pm

Richb wrote:
Oh!! and for Frank, when you get the plans for the "Hawg Cawfin" done. I'm all over them too.
Awesome buddy, got one more mod to make to it and test it then we will start the plans

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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Texasbowhunter » April 25th, 2018, 8:02 pm

How's the powder coating holding up?
Talked to a powder coater locally about cost and his price was pretty reasonable. ..
Not sure how durable the plastic Finnish and heat would play nice together...



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » April 25th, 2018, 9:08 pm

The coating around the firebox has darkened. There is hairline checking around the other areas that gets hotter than you would want to touch. You have to get in really close to see them but they are there. Other than that it is holding up nicely. I think the coating around the firebox will continue to get darker. I’m just not sure how dark it will get.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Texasbowhunter » April 26th, 2018, 11:05 am

Bummer on the darkening...
Perhaps a piece of decorative diamond plate around/over area so it's not so unattractive. ...



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » April 26th, 2018, 11:47 am

It doesn’t look that bad. It looks kind of like darkening from smoke. So I can live with it.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by ajfoxy » April 26th, 2018, 4:39 pm

Think of it as a smoke ring on your smoker... :D


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by jawsfree » December 16th, 2018, 8:53 am

Do you remember what you cost of goods was? I know the labor is priceless.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » December 16th, 2018, 9:44 am

I figured with the powder coating included it cost me just over $2200.00. Plus towards the end of the build I was not looking for the best price for parts. I was just getting whatever was most convenient and quick to receive.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by chuckyb816 » January 12th, 2019, 10:20 am

Love the turn out on your smoker.

What type and where did you purchase the installation you used?

And how much would you recommend buying. I seen you ran out part of the way through.

I'll be starting my mini build today.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Diggerg » February 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm

How do you remove the drip tray if it has a ball valve attached? Do you unscrew the valve and lift up inside?



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm

The drip tray just funnels to the drain valve. It is not attached to the valve.


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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Diggerg » February 8th, 2019, 3:17 am

Richb wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm
The drip tray just funnels to the drain valve. It is not attached to the valve.
Does the drip tray have a sleeve that goes into the valve spigot or does the grass just seep under the drip tray?



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Richb » February 8th, 2019, 10:23 am

I used a dimple die to punch a hole that lines up with the valve.
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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Diggerg » February 8th, 2019, 12:11 pm

Thanks.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Diggerg » August 16th, 2019, 3:04 pm

Well I've got mine completed at last. I would post some pics but it's such a ballache to do that here as they have to be uploaded to a host first. Still, I cooked some baby backs at work for the guys and they loved them.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Dirtytires » August 16th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Congrats on finishing.

Pictures are actually pretty easy to load. You just have to use the ‘full editor & preview’ button then find the file on your computer and hit submit. Would be happy to walk you thru it if you need.



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Diggerg » August 16th, 2019, 4:08 pm

I don't have a pc anymore. Other forums I use I can upload straight from my phone. Never mind main thing is it's done. Now to get to some cooking. BV, 😁



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Re: Another Mini Gravity Feed

Post by Dirtytires » August 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm

You can upload directly from your phone or tablet as well.....sorry you are having trouble.



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