Clone of a clone?

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 8th, 2016, 9:36 pm

I'm editing this to start my own build thread.

Firebox questions

I ended up getting a 10" tube for my box with an 8" tube for the chute. The 10" tube is about a half inch thick and was free so I'm going with that. How big should I make the transfer tube and how high up the firebox? The box is 12" tall. I have some 8" flat stock I was going to make the chute out of till I picked up the 8 inch tube. I was thinking I could use the flat stock for my transfer tube and also make it the bottom of my drip/water pan. Thoughts? Cooking area is 33"x22"x4 foot tall.
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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Squiggle » December 9th, 2016, 6:55 am

Fantastic stuff dude, gotta love a pile of steel waiting to become a sweet smoker. :kewl:

I can't see why not for the transfer tube but it might be a bit thick for the drip pan. This thing will be a monster & weigh heaps so anywhere you can save weight is a good thing. :beer:


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 9th, 2016, 1:39 pm

I could also use some 14ga sheet wasn't sure how that would hold up right next the the firebox. I'm already thinking I'm going to put this pig on a small trailer harbor freight or northern tool



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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Squiggle » December 9th, 2016, 3:42 pm

I used 16ga for the bottom/drip pan of my GF & it's fine, as long as everything is insulated you won't have a problem. :kewl:


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 9th, 2016, 11:29 pm

Has anyone used the 7/16" silicon tadpole gasket for the cook chamber? It looks like the only one I can order in a 12'+ length from BBQ gaskets.com. has anyone just used the 1/8" thick self stick one? I hope to make my door tight enough but I'm not sure if I want to add a probe port or just run wires through the door



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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Big T » December 10th, 2016, 12:49 am

A few of the guys have used the self adhesive gasket on their RF smokers and they really liked it.


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Squiggle » December 10th, 2016, 1:00 am

I use the self stick & it's fantastic, can't fault it. :kewl:


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 10th, 2016, 11:12 am

Awesome! I'm glad to hear that



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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Rodcrafter » December 10th, 2016, 10:44 pm

I have used fiberglass rope, but not tadpole. I used red rtv silicone to attach it. It was 1/2" it works real good. I also have used the flat 1/4"x3/4" self stick. That was good too


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 11th, 2016, 11:27 am

What about the chute and ash box? BBQ gasket includes the "fire black" as the best but it looks like it can only handle 800 degrees. That seems like it might be cutting it close there. But that is what is included in the kit for a gf on this site. Thoughts?



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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Squiggle » December 11th, 2016, 4:02 pm

I used the self stick all round, just have to make sure you allow for the compression when you set the door gaps & it will be sweet. :kewl:


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Tom_Heath » December 11th, 2016, 9:43 pm

I tried the self stick and failed. That darn frank told me it was like mailing a letter. Lick it to activate the adhesive. That DID not work. Total failure.

If you apply without licking it everything will be good.


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 11th, 2016, 10:36 pm

I gotta order hardware now, this is coming together quicker then expected. I only get a couple hours here and there to work on it. Thankfully my Dad has time when I'm gone.
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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Big T » December 11th, 2016, 10:36 pm

That explains a lot Tom, don't be eating the glue! =))


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Squiggle » December 12th, 2016, 5:43 am

Tom_Heath wrote:I tried the self stick and failed. That darn frank told me it was like mailing a letter. Lick it to activate the adhesive. That DID not work. Total failure.

If you apply without licking it everything will be good.


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Gizmo » December 12th, 2016, 7:29 am

=)) =)) =)) =)) =))

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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Gizmo » December 12th, 2016, 7:31 am

Now that I stopped laughing ..... I had about half a season out of the peel & stick flat seal so I went back to the fire rope/silicone method. That method is still working several years later..... imho :D


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 18th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Is this insulation correct and safe to use?

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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Pete Mazz » December 19th, 2016, 5:41 am

Yup.


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Post by Gizmo » December 19th, 2016, 5:43 am

That Pete - just a wizard with words ..... :D


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by Rodcrafter » December 19th, 2016, 7:50 am

:yth:


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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » December 19th, 2016, 10:21 am

Thanks!



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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » August 25th, 2018, 12:49 pm

Hello all,
It's been a while so first here is some updated photos
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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » August 25th, 2018, 12:50 pm

Here is some more...
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Re: Clone of a clone?

Post by shortlived » August 25th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Here you will see I put it on a trailer
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