Building a 24” smoker with warming cabinet.

Horizontal smokers with a side firebox and tuning plates.
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Building a 24” smoker with warming cabinet.

Post by lik2waterski » January 20th, 2018, 10:19 pm

I just started this smoker. Firebox is getting close to being done.ImageImageImage


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Post by ajfoxy » January 21st, 2018, 2:56 am

Very nice bead that. All in all looking pretty good. :kewl:


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 10:14 am

:LG: :LG:
Can I ask about the holes in the bottom of the firebox? some sort of ash system? looks interesting!
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Post by lik2waterski » January 21st, 2018, 12:09 pm

Frank_Cox wrote::LG: :LG:
Can I ask about the holes in the bottom of the firebox? some sort of ash system? looks interesting!
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Frank, I believe I bought the plans for this smoker from you. It was several years ago.

Anyway, no ash system here. Unfortunately that is a POS table from horrible freight. My friend left over here in my shop. The bottom of the fire box hasn’t been welded in yet. I typically build stuff on jack stands, but you can see in one of the pictures, I’m working on a 90’ long walkway. So all my stands are tied up.

I always start another project before I finish the previous one. That way, I don’t ever get the feeling like I don’t have anything to do...lol


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 21st, 2018, 7:20 pm

haha, well you had my gears turning tryin to figure out what you were making!!!
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Post by Big T » January 21st, 2018, 10:05 pm

:LG:


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Post by Dirtytires » January 21st, 2018, 10:16 pm

For being a pos stand, you are trusting your toes with a fair amount of weight on it!

Great shop... wish I had that kinda room.



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Post by lik2waterski » February 3rd, 2018, 6:17 pm

Dirtytires wrote:For being a pos stand, you are trusting your toes with a fair amount of weight on it!

Great shop... wish I had that kinda room.
Not kidding! That fire box is heavy.


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Post by lik2waterski » February 3rd, 2018, 6:20 pm

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I had to extend the clock chamber.


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Post by lik2waterski » February 3rd, 2018, 6:23 pm

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I got the firebox installed today.


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Post by Big T » February 3rd, 2018, 9:33 pm

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Post by Dirtytires » February 3rd, 2018, 11:14 pm

Nice job on the door hinges. Simple, compact and tight.



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Post by ajfoxy » February 4th, 2018, 2:07 am

:yth: Nice.


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 4th, 2018, 8:35 am

Looks great


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Post by lik2waterski » February 4th, 2018, 2:23 pm

I’m just wondering, do I need to weld something in to secure my tuning plates from moving? My concern is when it’s going down a bumpy road. Or should I get a fire in it then set them and weld them in place?

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Post by Dirtytires » February 4th, 2018, 11:19 pm

Typically, tuning plates are left loose so that the smoker can be constantly adjusted. However, many have put in a bolt/clamp so that they won't bounce around if the smoker is moved.



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Post by lik2waterski » February 4th, 2018, 11:40 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Typically, tuning plates are left loose so that the smoker can be constantly adjusted. However, many have put in a bolt/clamp so that they won't bounce around if the smoker is moved.
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Post by lik2waterski » February 5th, 2018, 7:10 pm

I got the door cut out today. I still need to add the strap around it.. ImageImage


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2018, 7:39 pm

Nice


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Post by temurf » February 11th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Looking good.


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Post by Cole » February 12th, 2018, 11:16 am

Great job, I like the hinges



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Post by Rodcrafter » February 12th, 2018, 2:58 pm

lik2waterski wrote:I’m just wondering, do I need to weld something in to secure my tuning plates from moving? My concern is when it’s going down a bumpy road. Or should I get a fire in it then set them and weld them in place?

Thanks for any advise


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It has been my experience that once you use the smoker the plates get some good ole smoker sludge on the plates and they won't move very easy. To clean under them you may have to pry them loose.

Not to worry.


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