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to warming cab or not

Post by brdbkr79 » September 13th, 2019, 10:30 am

so my build got a little out of hand since i ended up going from a 24"x48" cook chamber to a 34.625x72" chamber because thats what i found for a cheap tube. i'm wondering if the wc on this big of a reverse flow is even worth the time and extra weight of the build. I plan on selling this one to finance building a couple gravity setups any input is welcome.


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Re: to warming cab or not

Post by towtruck » September 13th, 2019, 2:10 pm

If the cost of adding the warmer will bring your selling price up I say go for it. Are you putting it on a trailer?



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Post by brdbkr79 » September 13th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Yes putting a trailer under it. I’ve got an old boat trailer that I’m robbing the axle out of and making a square tube frame.


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Re: to warming cab or not

Post by Dirtytires » September 14th, 2019, 12:27 am

I would suggest finding a buyer before you build it and ask them what they want. A price could be settled on before hand so you don’t have to bicker later.

I find that people have a hard time spending money on a home made smoker. They don’t understand the cost of materials or the time commitment. The warmer adds to both and may make it more difficult to find a buyer. On the other hand, it could increase your profits.



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Post by brdbkr79 » September 15th, 2019, 11:26 am

Owning a professional fabrication shop I’m well aware of the costs and not really worried if It does or doesn’t sell I am more interested in if people use the cabinet enough to justify the extra cost.


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Post by towtruck » September 15th, 2019, 12:13 pm

With such a large main cc I would think the warming chamber might be used very little unless this smoker is going to be cranking out lots of food or you use it for smaller cooks.



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Post by Chromeski » September 17th, 2019, 4:13 am

A smoker that size takes the right buyer. I think it's probably worthwhile and if I were buying a smoker like that I'd want the warning cabinet. Finding a buyer is the real challenge here...



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Post by brdbkr79 » November 9th, 2019, 11:29 pm

I’ve been a little slow with this being a side project and being super busy the last couple months but I did make some progress this week got the one piece wc and firebox broke hopefully I can get the rest of the parts on the plasma this week. The calculator on this forum has been absolutely the best tool for this project
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Re: to warming cab or not

Post by Dirtytires » November 10th, 2019, 12:45 am

Slow and steady.....nice work



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