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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » August 8th, 2019, 7:09 pm

That wood will come in real handy when you get your smoker finished.


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by ajfoxy » August 8th, 2019, 9:44 pm

Looking good. And very nice wood stack there as well.


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 16th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Finally finished with wood. Had to add on to the woodshed. Installed the intake dampers.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 16th, 2019, 9:03 pm

Damper between FB to WC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 16th, 2019, 9:04 pm

Damper between CC to WC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 16th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Damper on the stack.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » August 16th, 2019, 11:17 pm

:LG:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Pete Mazz » August 17th, 2019, 4:23 am

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 17th, 2019, 8:53 pm

Added latches to the doors. Don't need them popping open on the road.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 17th, 2019, 8:55 pm

Put in the 2" drain for the CC.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 17th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Drain
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 17th, 2019, 8:59 pm

Little Alice won't lift the whole thing anymore. Going to get help to load it on the trailer to get it sandblasted.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » August 18th, 2019, 11:10 am

Great...you will be cooking in no time!



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Big T » August 18th, 2019, 9:52 pm

:yth: I used the same latches that you have on your FB and WC and they ended up being more trouble than they were worth. Once the got hot a few times, they became so stiff that I had to hit them to open or close them. I'm not knocking you for using them, just speaking from my experience with them.


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 19th, 2019, 4:30 am

Thanks for the input. I only screwed the latches on just in case they didn't work right. I know they make heavier duty ones, would that work better or go to a different style?



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » August 19th, 2019, 11:51 am

If all you want is to keep the doors closed when transporting it, I might suggest just a simple flat tab with a hole in the center welded to both the door and pit body. When needed, just clip a carabiner thru it to keep it from rattling open.

Read an article once where a guy got in the habit of throwing a simple padlock on his tabs when he did an ‘on-site’ smoke. Claimed every time he walked away someone would get curious and open the lids to look at the progress. Obviously, a bunch of that and his timing to serve the meal would be thrown off as the cook would take much longer. Probably a bit extreme but tabs could have additional benefits.



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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 26th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Finally come across a used 10K trailer.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 26th, 2019, 7:11 pm

Removed the wood and started cutting.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 26th, 2019, 7:15 pm

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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 26th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Fitting up the smoker.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Wicky » August 26th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Added cross members and a lot of welding. Now it's off to get sandblasted and painted.
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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

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:LG:


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Re: 400 gal RF TANK

Post by Dirtytires » August 26th, 2019, 11:04 pm

Great job...



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