The FrankTronic Impulse build

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The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Frank_Cox » June 8th, 2012, 8:54 pm

So S1 was supposed to come down to the shop today and we were gonna work on his trailer build but we encountered some issues. due to lack of the parts we needed we went around town to try to find them. Of course, no luck there, so we decided to head back to the shop. on the way there I had a Frank moment and asked him, "have you ever seen one of them little junk traegers?" he responded "No". so I took him to the local traeger dealer to show him one. Turns out they no longer wish to carry the traeger line and they had 1 left. I had an moment of impulse and started workin some magic on the salesman. I got him down to $300.00 for it. I told him I was just gonna "cut it up" so I needed it to be Cheap!
Well, it worked! so I took the little bugger home!
Once I got it to the shop we started to dismantle it. here is what ensued.....
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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by maccas66 » June 8th, 2012, 9:09 pm

it`s good to see your taking personal safety serious Frank!, the welding shield isn`t over the top in safety for the folder!!.......... :rulz: :D


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Post by TuscaloosaQ » June 8th, 2012, 9:15 pm

Frank do you ever stop, you look like a man on a mission that is for sure, i am getting my popcorn and gone sit back and watch the show!!!!! Where did smoke one go???? Oh I see he is the cameraman, he may be ready for hollywoood before long =))


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Post by Smokeone » June 9th, 2012, 9:03 am

TQ, somebody has to do the hard work! =))

Gotta say Frank is definetly like a Tazmanian devil, round and round he goes, but when he comes out in a direction, LOOK OUT! :bigfoot:
One little upcoming project, started the thought, the next thing I know we are guttin a Traeger!

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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by The Czar » June 9th, 2012, 7:20 pm

S1....we started off working on that Trager ....then wham....we load tanks all day and modified the gooseneck trailer!!!!



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Post by Frank_Cox » June 9th, 2012, 7:21 pm

Gotta keep it exciting! :beer:


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 11:06 am

Trying to save a couple bucks on tubing so we are using short chunks of 1_1/2 tubing as spacers for the outer skin. Using full sticks for the bottom and cross member in the back. This is the bottom side up for putting on the bottom skin and building the legs.

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 11:32 am

Got the bottom on. now to build the stand

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Post by Smokeone » June 10th, 2012, 5:06 pm

It is really coming along, Frank! Cant wait for samples off of it. :needfood:


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 6:02 pm

Thanks S 1!
Here are some more pics. Got the legs on and casters. Here is the pellet stuff....

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 6:39 pm

Got the inlet air duct in

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 7:38 pm

Got the hopper base installed now putting in the ignitor

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Post by Gizmo » June 10th, 2012, 7:42 pm

This is getting interesting... :D


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 7:47 pm

Got the ignitor installed and the burn pot

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 7:54 pm

Got the auger and the motor installed.

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Post by Smokeone » June 10th, 2012, 8:08 pm

You are going to town, man! :points:


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 8:48 pm

Got the hopper installed temporarily so I could do a test fire. Let me tell ya I am really impressed! This thing will run this cabinet no problems! Here's some pics.... I did take some video to post later

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Post by maccas66 » June 10th, 2012, 8:51 pm

I hope my chooks don`t see that pellet feeder!, they want one next!! :D ...............................nice work frank!! :points:


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Post by Gizmo » June 10th, 2012, 8:56 pm

That's cool Framk! :grillin:

What kind of cabinet temp were you running?
... or is the door done yet?

Why did you separate the blower from the auger?

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Post by Frank_Cox » June 10th, 2012, 10:55 pm

Thanks Mac!
Rick wrote:That's cool Framk! :grillin:

What kind of cabinet temp were you running?
... or is the door done yet?

Why did you separate the blower from the auger?

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I don't have the doors done yet. I plan to do that tomorrow if I have time. I had to separate the auger and the fan because the auger was not long enough to reach all the way to the middle of the cook chamber plus, you gotta admit, the sliding board idea is perty kool! I seen that on the Fast Eddie smokers. I am going to love this thing, I can tell already!


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Post by Gizmo » June 11th, 2012, 7:08 am

I thought the FE-100 had a firepot over in one corner... ?


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Post by The Czar » June 11th, 2012, 7:19 am

:hissy: ....... :-w .......when we gonna get me one going again? :hijack:


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 11th, 2012, 7:24 am

I don't remember now that you say it. seems like the ones I have seen may be offset a little but I dont remember them being off to the corner. Maybe I can get tom to run over to the BBQ shop he goes to and do a little recon for me... :welder:


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Post by Frank_Cox » June 11th, 2012, 1:48 pm

Here is the video of the test fire. I know it is way too long! I did try to edit it and make it shorter lol.


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Re: The FrankTronic Impulse build

Post by Smokeone » June 11th, 2012, 6:21 pm

Looking good, Frank! You are definetly set on making this baby cook! :kewl:
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