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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 11th, 2017, 1:43 am

:LG: :beer:

Looking very good. You must be proud. Almost time for Q-view. After all you have to run it to make sure it works before the paint goes on... :D


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 11th, 2017, 3:52 pm

Fantastic work dude, really well done! Looks like it will be a very sweet unit, can't wait to see the paint job & Qview. :beer:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 11th, 2017, 5:52 pm

Thanks guys. Yeah very proud. Did a lot more than I thought I was capable of. Hopefully can have that paint and Q-view within the week. Pretty busy this week.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 11th, 2017, 7:39 pm

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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 12th, 2017, 3:53 pm

So when I go to paint this do I paint the underside of my flanges? I'm going to put a gasket and didn't know if that would affect the gasket from sticking.

Also I read that to season it you spray cooking oil on the inside of the tank. Is that correct?

Do you do it on the outside as well? Thx



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 13th, 2017, 12:03 am

I don't paint the under side of the flange, only the outside of the cooker. I spray the inside of the CC with a thin coat of cooking oil and run it hot 350-400 degrees for a couple of hours and then back it down to 250 or so for a while, you can throw some fatty meat on the grill if you want to but it isn't necessary. Don't spray any oil on the outside of the CC. Did you allow for a gasket when you installed your hinges ? If you didn't it may cause the door to not close properly.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 13th, 2017, 2:37 am

:yth: I didn't paint the gasket surfaces either & I just sprayed oil on the inside only & seasoned like Big T. :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 13th, 2017, 9:18 am

Thanks guys. Big T I put the top flange on the inside of the cc. I don't know what adjustment I would have needed to make. Hopefully that gives me enough room.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 13th, 2017, 9:56 am

Frank had a good idea for the correct amount of spacing, he said use a shim that it half the thickness of the gasket material. That has been good for me.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » February 15th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Lookin good,now where's the Q-view???????????????????????????


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by temurf » February 15th, 2017, 9:38 pm

:yth: :rulz:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 15th, 2017, 9:43 pm

I think by this weekend. Super busy with an extra class for work this week. Getting out late with no time.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 18th, 2017, 3:11 pm

So this weekend is raining so paint will be delayed. I did get a quote for powder coating for under $100. Any thoughts on that? The guy said they cure it at 400 degrees and can withstand 600 degrees. Do you think the powdering coating would hold up? Anyone have experience with this on their smoker. Thanks.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 18th, 2017, 8:23 pm

It would work every where but near an offset FB


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 19th, 2017, 2:57 pm

:yth: The top of the FB gets pretty hot.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 22nd, 2017, 9:41 am

Finally finished. Thanks for all the help from everybody on here. The advice was extremely helpful. Not sure I could have done it without the advice. I ended up painting with the rustoleum high heat paint so hopefully that holds up. Propane was added just to assist with lighting the coals. I am ready to start smoking. Q-View coming tonight. :biggrillin:
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 22nd, 2017, 11:02 am

Looks fantastic dude, hope everything goes well tonight & I can't wait for the Qview! :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 22nd, 2017, 11:26 am

Sweet!


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 22nd, 2017, 4:49 pm

:LG:
Really nice looking unit.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 22nd, 2017, 6:28 pm

It's officially a smoker. :) And its cooking even and holding the temperature well.



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And for the Q-view. Here you go. Already tasted the chicken and it was fantastic. Ribs have another hour or so left.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 22nd, 2017, 7:15 pm

Very nice


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by temurf » February 22nd, 2017, 8:41 pm

:beer: :LG: :beer:

:kewl: Now that is a sweet cooker and some mighty fine looking Q-Veiw right there. :points:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 22nd, 2017, 9:02 pm

Awesome!! It's a great feeling when you feed the family some good food that was cooked on something that you built yourself. :beer:

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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 22nd, 2017, 11:49 pm

Thanks fellas.

I agree Big T it is a pretty cool feeling. Thanks.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Pete Mazz » February 23rd, 2017, 4:45 am

Nice looking smoker! Congrats!!!


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