Welduns mini build

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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » April 14th, 2016, 4:25 am

Definitely bam it in the middle of the door, or slightly above center(that's where I plan to whack mine & before you say it Czar, that's what she said!! :p) :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 16th, 2016, 4:07 pm

Finished assembling the mini today and decided to run it before paint to see what happened and the only thing that happened is what was supposed to happen, thank you Frank for an awesome set of plans and the crew for guidance along the way.
I filled it with kingsford comp, lit her up, made two adjustments after closing the ash door and as some would say BAM! That's it, been holding steady for four hours. My wife doesn't understand how I can sit in a chair and watch the smoke gently drift from the stack :D
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Pete Mazz » April 16th, 2016, 4:32 pm

Sweet! Can't wait to see it painted!


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by mp4 » April 16th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Congratulations!

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Post by Squiggle » April 16th, 2016, 5:20 pm

Fan-bloody-tastic dude, she looks mean & I definitely love the thermo placement, exactly where I want mine! :beer:

My missus is the same, just doesn't get the whole smoke staring thing at all, so peaceful & calming, almost zen, but most of all, the feeling of self satisfaction, tough to beat. :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » April 16th, 2016, 9:13 pm

Very cool


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 16th, 2016, 9:43 pm

Uh-oh! Looks like in my haste to see this thing run I forgot to put a drip ledge on the door, sometimes the excitement gets the best of Me. I guess that's why I never had a job at NASA.
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Post by Squiggle » April 16th, 2016, 9:51 pm

& you built it upside down!! Hahaha =))

I'm sure it won't be too much of a hassle to put one in, small short welds & a lot of cooling time & she'll be right mate. Better you saw it now before you painted it. :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 16th, 2016, 9:58 pm

You know squiggle I've given up on the picture orientation thing , besides I think the crew has come to expect it.


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Post by Squiggle » April 16th, 2016, 11:09 pm

Hahaha, we wouldn't have it any other way dude! :kewl:


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Post by Pete Mazz » April 17th, 2016, 2:51 am

so peaceful & calming, almost zen
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by mp4 » April 17th, 2016, 5:41 am

I thought it was that way so guys from the other hemisphere would see it right side up...it doesn't work that way? :D



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Post by Squiggle » April 17th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Hahaha, that's so considerate of you guys but no it doesn't work that way. =))


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 22nd, 2016, 2:50 pm

It's funny how our minds are never completely out of as my wife calls it "smoker mode". While shopping for a laundry sink faucet I seen this drain machine tip hanging there and I showed it to the missus and said " what do you see ?" And she replied "a spring" and I told her that's why I'm in charge of the smoker building at our house because I see a $4.99 rain cap and charcoal chute handle. She's not impressed.
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Post by Squiggle » April 22nd, 2016, 4:36 pm

Nice find dude! :points:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Pete Mazz » April 22nd, 2016, 6:45 pm

It's really bad when you start having smoker dreams! :grillin:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » April 22nd, 2016, 10:52 pm

Oh, that's a bad thing? No wonder I'm a mess, I've been doing that for years. I work out some of my best fixes in my sleep.


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Post by Squiggle » April 23rd, 2016, 12:39 am

Yep, that place between sleep & awake is the best for brilliant ideas! :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Pete Mazz » April 23rd, 2016, 4:25 am

Rodcrafter wrote:Oh, that's a bad thing? No wonder I'm a mess, I've been doing that for years. I work out some of my best fixes in my sleep.
Does your wife scream when you attach the ground clamp to her? :welder:


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 23rd, 2016, 10:37 am

My my my!!!


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by thague90 » April 28th, 2016, 10:04 am

Hahah!!!


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 30th, 2016, 1:39 pm

Well I'm almost there fellow smoker builders, I chose a gray metallic paint which looks much better in person than in the photo. I've included a pic of my old smoker, I think I've upgraded a bit.
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Post by Elmacho » April 30th, 2016, 1:41 pm

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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Smurf » April 30th, 2016, 1:44 pm

Nice job :kewl: What are you doin with the old one?



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