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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 6th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Got it thanks ! You guys think this is clean enough?
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Re: New build new guy

Post by ajfoxy » October 6th, 2018, 7:39 pm

Nah, you have got to see your face in it, keep going...

Just kidding =)) Looks good to me.


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 8th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Got the bp in just another foot or so to add and weld the while thingthen good to move on
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Dirtytires » October 8th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Let the long boring welds begin!



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 8th, 2018, 9:35 pm

Knocked out the muddle one today haha



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 9th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Made a few baby steps today
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » October 9th, 2018, 9:22 pm

:LG:


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 9th, 2018, 10:03 pm

Made a few baby steps today



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 9th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Thank you big T! Just to grind and sand all the welds build the racks and get er going do u have any tips for building a coal grate in the fire box?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » October 9th, 2018, 10:17 pm

I would recommend building a fire basket and ash pan. It helps to keep your coal bed in one spot which makes it easier to get your next log going. I don’t have any pictures of mine but I like the way RC built his and I plan on building mine like it one day. Here’s a picture of RC’s basket.ImageImage


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 9th, 2018, 10:56 pm

Sweet i have done so.e research and that seems to be the shape everyone goes for a little taper going downwards thanks for the advice!



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 9:36 am

I think my stack is to small both in diameter and height any quick fixes or should i cut it out and put a bigger one



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Re: New build new guy

Post by towtruck » October 10th, 2018, 9:48 am

Bjs BBQ wrote:
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I think my stack is to small both in diameter and height any quick fixes or should i cut it out and put a bigger one
I'd burn in it first to see how it does....no sense changing things if they work.



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 9:55 am

Yea true ill let you guys know how it goes how do i know though if thin blue smoke is exiting then it works correct?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by towtruck » October 10th, 2018, 10:10 am

Bjs BBQ wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 9:55 am
Yea true ill let you guys know how it goes how do i know though if thin blue smoke is exiting then it works correct?
It's more than just smoke.....how well it holds temps, are temps fairly even across the cc, will it get hot enough, will it burn low enough, etc.

Run a few test burns at different heat levels and get to know what the smoker does.



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 10:11 am

10-4 probably 2 weeks out from that still have smome stuff to conquor thanks for the advise any other tips or tricks?



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Re: New build new guy

Post by towtruck » October 10th, 2018, 10:17 am

Bjs BBQ wrote:
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10-4 probably 2 weeks out from that still have smome stuff to conquor thanks for the advise any other tips or tricks?
Just what they all say here.....start with a small fire and let it heat up slowly. Control the fire with the intake vents as much as you can and use a stack damper if you need more control.

Someone also said to build a bon fire next to your smoker so you can satisfy your need for seeing a big fire... =))



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 10:19 am

Ahaha that would be cool but i live in the subburbs haha but ill take my time with it thank you!!



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Dirtytires » October 10th, 2018, 12:52 pm

No quick fix. Till you cut a second hole to add a second chiminey, you are time ahead to do it right and just replace itwith one of the correct size. Too small can’t be fixed but a damper on one that is oversized can be used to choke it off.



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 2:28 pm

True i got one will adjust fire soon



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 6:00 pm

I caved and through the 6 inch pipe on what it calls for
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Re: New build new guy

Post by Big T » October 10th, 2018, 6:02 pm

:kewl: I believe that you made the right call


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Re: New build new guy

Post by Bjs BBQ » October 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Did want to work backwords but simetimes u have to



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Re: New build new guy

Post by Chromeski » October 11th, 2018, 12:57 am

Once its done it will last a lifetime a little extra efforrt now is worth it
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