mikeMelrose8.jpgI'm rebuilding a 200 gallon trailer mounted smoker another builder made for a guy who lives about 25 miles from my shop, it was built by a guy who's shop is only about 4 miles from mine. The owner has never really gotten to cook on it in 2 years!! The firebox was only 54% of needed, opening between cc and fbox in the center of the tank, door hinges mounted wrong,so no top seal, stack too small,mounted mid tank. he could only use the first 18 inches out of the firebox to cook in. There was so much creosote in the tank I was scared of having a house chimney type fire if I started cutting on it,plus the creosote was like concrete,we coulden't even scrape it with putty knives,so I had the inside of the cc sandblasted, and basically only using the tank itself and cooking grates for the rebuild.