Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by NM_Wanderer » December 22nd, 2016, 10:58 am

Watching this build closely as I am considering something similar. I want to take the Hopper assembly out of my Modified Traeger 075 and install it into a 32w x 24d x 45t (inside dimensions) insulated cabinet that I will build out of 1.5" square tubing.


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » December 23rd, 2016, 9:37 am

I would watch it for what not to do I am sure. My metal and welding skills leave much to be desired.

I do have one question concerning the controller. The current unit is the digital controller but it doesn't look in great condition. Would it be worthwhile to swap it out for a more advanced controller? If so any recommendations?



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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Gizmo » December 24th, 2016, 5:38 am

I like the new 'cool down' feature - I think that makes it worth the swap out right there.... :D


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » December 27th, 2016, 9:32 pm

On a personal note next time I will either get a much better sandblaster or just don't bother trying to save the original chamber.

I remember how much I hate trying to clean this thing out



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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by NM_Wanderer » December 27th, 2016, 9:56 pm

On the subject of the controller. I installed a PID controller from Auber some years ago now and have never looked back! Love the control and the temp stability.


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » December 31st, 2016, 10:56 pm

Do you have a model number that works well with a traeger hardware?



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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » January 6th, 2017, 2:00 pm

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Started to fabricate the frame and mount the smoker. Moving a little slow but really only doing this on my lunch breaks right now.

Also partnering with my friend who is an electrical engineer to use a raspberry pi computer to be a custom controller for the smoker with wifi monitoring and control.

The project expands further haha.
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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Squiggle » January 12th, 2017, 7:22 am

Very cool! :kewl:


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » January 12th, 2017, 7:39 pm

Finished part of the grease collection and started the jeat deflector. Took inspiration from the FEC and had it colllected and piped out the bottom.
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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » February 23rd, 2017, 10:50 pm

Made some progress and now sheeting the outside. Also starting to work on the controller.
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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Big T » February 23rd, 2017, 11:01 pm

:LG:


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by temurf » February 24th, 2017, 2:44 pm

:kewl:
Looking good.


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Squiggle » February 24th, 2017, 11:33 pm

Well done! :kewl:


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by ajfoxy » February 25th, 2017, 12:53 am

Definitly moving forward there. Well done.


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Rodcrafter » February 25th, 2017, 10:49 am

It looks like you chose not to insulate between the skins is that right? I only asked because of the title of the thread. I hear that the pellet drive systems work better without insulation because they really need to stay hot.


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » February 25th, 2017, 5:54 pm

well I am doing an initial assembly then diassembling and painting. I am trying to decide if the insulation is nessecary. It will be sealed doubled walles with 12ga inside wall and 16 ga outside.



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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » March 10th, 2017, 9:08 pm

installed the stack and damper so i can select which stack i want and experiment with it.

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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Big T » March 10th, 2017, 9:54 pm

:kewl: Cool


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Rodcrafter » March 10th, 2017, 10:21 pm

Nice work


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Squiggle » March 14th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Awesome! :kewl:


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by temurf » March 14th, 2017, 3:53 pm

:LG:


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by sappleton » March 21st, 2017, 4:14 pm

Finished painting and started to assemble the unit with the 1" roxul insulation. Everything is sealed inside and out with high temp silicone.

Just waiting for handles to finish the door and install my custom control unit.
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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by ajfoxy » March 21st, 2017, 5:29 pm

Looking good. Nearly there. And then... Q-view


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Rodcrafter » March 21st, 2017, 5:37 pm

Very nice!


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Re: Insulated Cabinet Traeger Conversion

Post by Big T » March 21st, 2017, 5:41 pm

Sweet!!


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