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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » June 23rd, 2019, 1:35 pm

:LG:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 23rd, 2019, 6:11 pm

Thanks for the comments. I would have liked to do this build 20 years ago, but didn't have the information then. This site is making it possible. I've been building fire trucks for the last 29 years and I couldn't have built the whole truck myself without seport. That's what this site is like for me. I got a lot of information off of here to build it. I'm sure I'll have a few more questions as I go. :kewl:



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » June 23rd, 2019, 8:03 pm

So, reading between the lines here I feel you next build is going to be a retired water-tanker from the local department.....lol.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm

Hmm, now you got me thinking.Paul Bunyan probably could use a job too. =))



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 27th, 2019, 8:16 pm

Got the tank cut open..
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » June 27th, 2019, 9:05 pm

The first cut is always the hardest.

Remember to keep the bell so, when the smoker is done and you get bored, you can make a fire pit out of it.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 27th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Oh yeah, I also will have enough there to cut a strip out for the door seal.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by McBroom » June 28th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Wicky wrote:Oh yeah, I also will have enough there to cut a strip out for the door seal.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 30th, 2019, 5:52 pm

Doing a quick fit up.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » June 30th, 2019, 6:08 pm

Got a question on the inside of the tank. I hit it with a wire wheel. As you can see in the picture, there is a line where the liquid must have sat. There isn't an order, so I don't know how concerned I should be. Would it be good to burn it before I assemble it or just do a long burn before I cook on it when I have it done? I'm going to have the outside sandblasted, so maybe could hit that too. The bottom of the tank is going to be the top of the CC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by towtruck » June 30th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Smoke is going to cover all that black on the first cook.....don't worry about it. I would wait until it's all done before lighting it off.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » June 30th, 2019, 7:33 pm

That line is the weld seam on the pipe. It wont bother anything.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » June 30th, 2019, 8:14 pm

:yth:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 3rd, 2019, 1:53 pm

Got the log rack done for the FB.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 3rd, 2019, 4:04 pm

Looks really nice



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 3rd, 2019, 5:42 pm

:kewl:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 3rd, 2019, 9:17 pm

Installing the BP and tacking into place.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 4th, 2019, 8:16 pm

Added the opening from the CC to WC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » July 4th, 2019, 8:19 pm

Welded the CC to the FB.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » July 4th, 2019, 8:34 pm

It's starting to look like a smoker. :beer:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by BurnBern » July 4th, 2019, 9:36 pm

Looking good


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » July 4th, 2019, 10:13 pm

Big steps...looks great



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