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Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 7:10 am

Good morning. First post here. I’ve been lurking around your forum gathering info for my first build. Using a 24x56 3/8 wall pipe with a 1/4 material firebox. I’m up in Canada where these are less common than down in the US. We are building it for a whole hog roast in a 3 week window! Need it done for Aug 18th! Wish me luck.
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Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 7:20 am

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Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 7:24 am

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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 7:34 am

I have a friend with a laser cutting CNC table which is making this much easier.



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Post by Big T » August 3rd, 2018, 8:01 am

Welcome aboard! It looks like you are well on the way to getting it done in time.


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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by mp4 » August 3rd, 2018, 8:57 am

Looking good!



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by akjeff » August 3rd, 2018, 9:38 am

Something tells me this ain't your first rodeo, when it comes to metal fab work! :)

Looks great!

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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 10:04 am

I work in the oil and gas industry. Pipes and welders everywhere. However it is my first BBQ haha...



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Post by Dirtytires » August 3rd, 2018, 12:50 pm

Better order the hog....you are making good time!



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Post by Chromeski » August 3rd, 2018, 4:05 pm

Looking good, definitely doesn't look like your first day in the shop



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by ajfoxy » August 3rd, 2018, 5:06 pm

Yep, coming together very nicely.
Nice having machine cut parts... I've a cnc plasma and it makes fabrication so much easier. As DT said, you'd better start organising that hog as you are making such good progress. You might even be able to do a couple of trial runs prior to August 18th. Just to iron out the wrinkles. :kewl:


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Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 10:08 pm

For sure. Trial runs are a must for me. Will likely spend half a day seasoning and leaning how the pit runs. I’m sure there will be lessons learned. I don’t want to learn them with a big hog in there...



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 10:10 pm

Tonight’s progress
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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 3rd, 2018, 10:12 pm

I’m running a vent below the fire grate and another on top of the door. I know the lower will get some ash hit holes are big enough they shouldn’t plug, plus they have air flowing thru them all the time.. see what happens. I also build the firegrate but forgot to add photos will ad some later



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Post by ajfoxy » August 3rd, 2018, 11:25 pm

Looking good. Nice strong work. Very interesting bottom airvent, it will be interesting to see how well that functions. I don't see an issue, but then again I'm not fully conversant with airflow and such like. I think you will be well setup before your "hog day".


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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by akjeff » August 4th, 2018, 12:50 am

Nickince wrote:
August 3rd, 2018, 10:04 am
I work in the oil and gas industry. Pipes and welders everywhere. However it is my first BBQ haha...
It shows.....nice work! :LG:

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Post by Nickince » August 6th, 2018, 6:48 am

More update pictures. Blacksmith wrought iron handle in the works! My buddy like to hammer steel
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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Rodcrafter » August 6th, 2018, 10:36 am

Looks great! You could put an portable ash pan above the vents and just set it in and out as needed.


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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 6th, 2018, 11:21 am

Rodcrafter wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 10:36 am
Looks great! You could put an portable ash pan above the vents and just set it in and out as needed.
That’s what I was thinking, like a tin square laundry kind



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by 10pinto » August 8th, 2018, 1:36 am

the vent looks short



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Chromeski » August 8th, 2018, 2:40 am

Does that Firefox sit below the axle on the trailer?



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 8th, 2018, 6:50 am

10pinto wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 1:36 am
the vent looks short
I used the calculator, and it said only 13 inches for 6 inch. Thats 14 plus the elbow, but I felt it looked short too. Im gonna try it and if its short ive got lots of that 6" pipe, ill extend it.



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 8th, 2018, 6:53 am

Chromeski wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 2:40 am
Does that Firefox sit below the axle on the trailer?
Just above.



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Chromeski » August 8th, 2018, 6:51 pm

Ok, I wasn't sure by the picture.



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Re: Canadian RF smoker 24x54 3/8

Post by Nickince » August 11th, 2018, 4:23 pm

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