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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » September 30th, 2012, 8:22 am

Thanks guys - maybe today I can get the door and stacks on ... stay tuned ... :D


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Frank_Cox » September 30th, 2012, 9:27 am

Awesome job rick! I love the front axle design very simple

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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » September 30th, 2012, 12:05 pm

Mongo like simple ... derp! :D


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Rodcrafter » September 30th, 2012, 12:29 pm

:LG:

Thanks for the explanation on the pellet drive. Your turning that little bity cooker into a very different item. I like those wheels alot! Where did you get those?


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » September 30th, 2012, 12:54 pm

I usually stop and check scrap iron places when I get a chance and picked those up over the past few months. They were off of very old farm equipment - and they have the rust pits to prove it... :D


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » September 30th, 2012, 4:30 pm

Really came further this weekend than I thought.
Still need to finish the air cleaner, put an extension on the pellet hopper, tank straps and a tow bar.
The goal is to test burn next weekend... :D

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Post by Rodcrafter » September 30th, 2012, 4:36 pm

:LG:

That will great to look at while the smoke is coming out the stack. All you will need is some tractor sounds in the back ground.

Very cool.


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by maccas66 » September 30th, 2012, 5:20 pm

Oh that looks nice rick........................................................Nah That is fantastic Rick!, go to the top of the class :LG: :kewl: :points: mate!


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Post by Gizmo » September 30th, 2012, 6:16 pm

Thanks guys! I have one good idea every year.

... so now I'm waiting on 2013 ... :D


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by SmokinFF » September 30th, 2012, 6:31 pm

BADA@# build Rick.
It's taking shape. Just promise us you won't paint it green?!?!



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Post by Smokeone » September 30th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Now I know how you knew, that they made hi temp green paint. ;)
Dont fib to us, you always have good ideas. The boss may not let you use them more once a year! :P


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Post by Frank_Cox » September 30th, 2012, 6:57 pm

:LG: :LG:
I like a red.....


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Smokeone » September 30th, 2012, 7:00 pm

Oh yeah, I would paint it red also!


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Post by Tom_Heath » September 30th, 2012, 9:18 pm

WOW..... thats all I can think of right now.


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by SoloQue » October 1st, 2012, 6:47 am

:kewl: :kewl:

beyond words, 2 thumbs up


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by The Czar » October 1st, 2012, 7:31 am

dang Rick....your smartness is showing again....that is way too cool!!! :-bd \m/ :ymparty: :ymapplause:


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » October 1st, 2012, 7:45 am

Thanks guys!
I would have gotten further but I ran out of C-25 for the mig...


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by DUAYNE B » October 1st, 2012, 9:05 pm

That is pretty super cool Rick, can't wait to see it painted, just picked up two 100lbs and was thinking of what to do with them, is there room to make a reverse flow. Ditch witch orange and black wheels ayyy ? :LG: :LG: :LG: :LG: :beer:



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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by gatewood iron » October 2nd, 2012, 4:34 am

COOL AS HELL.



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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » October 2nd, 2012, 6:24 am

Thanks for the kind words fellas - and heck yes - RF would work too if you add a firebox ... I'm hoping I got the transfer openings around the baffle correct to where an RF won't be necessary.

I got some folks bugging me to paint it red, blue, yellow, ... amazing how opinionated folks are - and they don't even farm! :D


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Post by SOILhunter » October 2nd, 2012, 6:34 am

Nice build Rick, I can't wait to see it finished out and in action!



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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » October 2nd, 2012, 6:37 am

Pre-painted test burn is this Saturday ... :ympray:


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Smokeone » October 2nd, 2012, 5:46 pm

Get er done!
I prefer red ones, but Ill eat whatever comes off, no matter the color! :grillin:


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by alleyrat58 » October 3rd, 2012, 12:02 pm

:LG:

Love them old Johnny poppers!


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Re: Smokin' Johnny

Post by Gizmo » October 6th, 2012, 4:33 pm

We have ignition....
An angel got it's wings today!

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There's something about seeing that first smoke from the stack of a new cooker ...
Put maverick probes front and rear to check how even the temps were.
Took about a half hour to heat up the tank and settle down.
Right side was within 3 degrees of the traeger probe.
I choked off the left side more since it's directly over the hotplate but it was 20 degrees cooler.
Looks like I'll have to tune that end and let a little more air around the small BP ...
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2 racks of baby backs...
I had the butcher square them up on both sides so I ended up with 6 pieces.
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The "air cleaner" acts as the prop rod for the door ...
... and the door handle stayed nice and cool.
That's the tow bar hanging off this side.
The seat isn't functional but I've discovered since I took this pic that it's a great place to set a refreshment and gloves...
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I think it'll be a solid little cooker ... :D


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