Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Discussion about Reverse Flow Smokers
User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 23rd, 2020, 10:51 am

Dirtytires wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 10:42 am
Ditto on the dropped front. Makes a huge difference in ease of loading splits. I have had really good luck with the expanded metal firebox and built my bottom into a ‘'V' shape to keep the logs together for a better burn.
I was considering the "V" shape. I think that is a great idea. My other smoker is going to have that the next go around.


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
Dirtytires
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2606
Joined: November 24th, 2015, 12:36 am
Title: It ain't broke...yet
BBQ Comp Team Name: Dont compete...cook for events once in a while
Location: Phoenix, Az

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Dirtytires » May 23rd, 2020, 11:02 am

My first version was a flat floor but I soon discovered some problems and rebuilt it.



User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm

Big T wrote:That's a well built fire basket and should last for a very long time! If I could make a suggestion, you might consider lowering the side that faces the fire box door. It makes it easier to add a split of wood without having to pull the basket out, that's if you don't have a lot of overhead room.
Thoughts?

Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
dacolson
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 215
Joined: March 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Farmington, MN

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by dacolson » May 23rd, 2020, 6:37 pm

:LG:


Smoking meat - Offset RF Smoker. Big Green Egg. Homemade mailbox cold smoker.
Novice welder - Everlast PowerMTS 252STi
Farmington, MN

User avatar
towtruck
Expert
Expert
Posts: 725
Joined: August 4th, 2018, 4:50 pm

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by towtruck » May 23rd, 2020, 7:26 pm

That should do it.



User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 23rd, 2020, 7:26 pm

Tacked in place. Thoughts on this slider?


Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
towtruck
Expert
Expert
Posts: 725
Joined: August 4th, 2018, 4:50 pm

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by towtruck » May 23rd, 2020, 7:30 pm

Should work although I have never seen it done that way. I would round the edges of the damper a bit where they contact your angled slide just to make them slide easier.



User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 23rd, 2020, 7:36 pm

towtruck wrote:Should work although I have never seen it done that way. I would round the edges of the damper a bit where they contact your angled slide just to make them slide easier.
I don’t have any small angle.....

Trying to make something work but don’t want to cut corners. It’s slides easy with the edges rounded.


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
dacolson
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 215
Joined: March 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Farmington, MN

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by dacolson » May 23rd, 2020, 7:49 pm

It’s just got to work, right? Looks clean too.
Got any small square tubing? You could bandsaw it into small angle if this isn’t your fav ... just a thought.


Smoking meat - Offset RF Smoker. Big Green Egg. Homemade mailbox cold smoker.
Novice welder - Everlast PowerMTS 252STi
Farmington, MN

User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 23rd, 2020, 9:23 pm

No hang up. Rounded edges on the rails.

Should work Image

I’ll do the other side tomorrow.


Image
Image
Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
Big T
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5906
Joined: September 1st, 2013, 2:40 pm
Title: Go Getter
BBQ Comp Team Name: Backyard Boys
Location: Lower Alabama

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Big T » May 23rd, 2020, 11:08 pm

It looks good to me! :kewl:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

User avatar
towtruck
Expert
Expert
Posts: 725
Joined: August 4th, 2018, 4:50 pm

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by towtruck » May 23rd, 2020, 11:15 pm

Looks good!



User avatar
Dirtytires
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2606
Joined: November 24th, 2015, 12:36 am
Title: It ain't broke...yet
BBQ Comp Team Name: Dont compete...cook for events once in a while
Location: Phoenix, Az

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Dirtytires » May 24th, 2020, 11:26 am

I like a small stop on my slides so I can slam them closed and not have them slide straight thru. Nothing worse than trying to pick up a hot slide and fit it back on....lol. Looks great tho, like the idea.



User avatar
dacolson
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 215
Joined: March 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Farmington, MN

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by dacolson » May 24th, 2020, 11:40 am

Fire time yet?


Smoking meat - Offset RF Smoker. Big Green Egg. Homemade mailbox cold smoker.
Novice welder - Everlast PowerMTS 252STi
Farmington, MN

User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 24th, 2020, 12:01 pm

dacolson wrote:Fire time yet?
I have to put the other slider on, racks, latches, handles, and smoke stack baffle.


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 24th, 2020, 12:25 pm

I have the following latch on my current smoker (both CC and FB)

Image

What are the advantages of the following latch versus the one above?

Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
Big T
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5906
Joined: September 1st, 2013, 2:40 pm
Title: Go Getter
BBQ Comp Team Name: Backyard Boys
Location: Lower Alabama

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Big T » May 24th, 2020, 9:52 pm

One pushes(top) and the other pulls. I used the top style on a cooker several years ago and they seemed to bind up when they were hot. I started making my own latches with round bar and I like them a lot better. I've seen the bottom latches used on several GF doors.


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

User avatar
dacolson
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 215
Joined: March 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Farmington, MN

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by dacolson » May 24th, 2020, 10:16 pm

I’ve seen the top one used on cook chambers a bunch. I bet they’d hold up better w lower heat vs the FB.


Smoking meat - Offset RF Smoker. Big Green Egg. Homemade mailbox cold smoker.
Novice welder - Everlast PowerMTS 252STi
Farmington, MN

User avatar
Dirtytires
Expert
Expert
Posts: 2606
Joined: November 24th, 2015, 12:36 am
Title: It ain't broke...yet
BBQ Comp Team Name: Dont compete...cook for events once in a while
Location: Phoenix, Az

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Dirtytires » May 25th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Home made latches are the way to go. Lot of work now but you will be fighting those flimsy things every time you use them and finally end up cutting them off and building one anyway. Easier to do it now.



User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 26th, 2020, 5:01 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
hogaboomer
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Just Got in trouble for buying tools
Posts: 48
Joined: July 15th, 2019, 9:47 am
Title: old welder
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Groves, TX.
Contact:

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by hogaboomer » May 26th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Those firebox latches have been a nemesis of mine. I think I got it sussed out, though. I used a coupling nut and ran it through the door, it works pretty nice. I was trying to tack nuts on the inside and the outside and get it to not be all wiggly, the coupling nut did the trick.



User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 26th, 2020, 6:22 pm

I used stainless steel hardware. They seemed to hold up fairly nice on my other smoker's FB.


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
dacolson
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 215
Joined: March 24th, 2020, 11:17 am
Title: Member
BBQ Comp Team Name: Not competing yet...
Location: Farmington, MN

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by dacolson » May 26th, 2020, 6:35 pm

Looks like a bank vault. I love it. I like the label too - Front Door. Just incase you can't figure out where the wood goes. Good on you.


Smoking meat - Offset RF Smoker. Big Green Egg. Homemade mailbox cold smoker.
Novice welder - Everlast PowerMTS 252STi
Farmington, MN

User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 26th, 2020, 6:57 pm

dacolson wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Looks like a bank vault. I love it. I like the label too - Front Door. Just incase you can't figure out where the wood goes. Good on you.
HAHA. That is my labeling left over from when I made all my cuts..... It will be hidden under the paint!


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

User avatar
Mankussm
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Big Time SmokerBuilder
Posts: 200
Joined: June 21st, 2014, 6:17 pm
Title: Deerhunter
Location: DFW/SOWEGA

Re: Second Build Underway! Patio Model

Post by Mankussm » May 27th, 2020, 7:40 am

Image
Image
Image


120 RF Trailer Rig
90 RF Patio Model (build underway)
Always looking for a new build!

Post Reply

Return to “Reverse Flow Smokers”