Gravity Feed #5

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 1st, 2019, 1:33 pm

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When I pulled the cook chamber wraper out of the box it was upside down. I am not 100 % sure how i did it. But i set it on my boot so it would not scratch the metal on the concrete. Then layed it over on to the cooker....... well you guessed it I was stuck. Boot pinned to the floor and the top is away from me with no leverage to get it back up right. Thank goodness for steel toe boots. Some how i was able to get ahold of the wraper flip it and it never touched the floor..... that was way more work the then it should have been. Some times i do it the hard way... can't wait for the day when i learn the easy way



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 2nd, 2019, 7:50 pm

getting it done
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm

looking great so far
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Big T » February 2nd, 2019, 9:23 pm

You'll be smoking in no time! :beer:
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by ajfoxy » February 3rd, 2019, 5:26 pm

Be interesting to see how many "parts" are left over after the build. I know I always seem to have a few over when I assemble something for the first time :D


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by greeneggs614 » February 4th, 2019, 12:16 pm

h2orescuemedic wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Looking forward to cooking on this smoker soon
How was the fixed grate for the coal shoot? Is it easy to restart the existing coals?



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 4th, 2019, 1:18 pm

greeneggs614 wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 12:16 pm
h2orescuemedic wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Looking forward to cooking on this smoker soon
How was the fixed grate for the coal shoot? Is it easy to restart the existing coals?
The grate slides in and out. Don't know yet picked up 2 extra days this week at work. So it's going to be another week before it's done



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 8th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Got all 12 door corners welled up and looking great. Then turned my attention to the air inlet pipe that feeds the firebox with air. After pushing it back to the front of the cooker I was able to get about 1/8 inch lip all the way around. I switched over to the tig torch grabbed a 1/8 inch filler rod and filled the gap. I did this lying on my side, witch was a lot harder then I thought it was gong to be. Thinking back I wish I would have pushed it out into the fire box and melted it back with the tig torch. I Think it would have look better. Either way Got a little more done on the smoker. Hopping tomorrow I will get all the doors mounted.
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Big T » February 8th, 2019, 11:00 pm

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Chromeski » February 9th, 2019, 2:16 am

Looks great so far... this thread makes me think about that whole you can assemble it in a day story.



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Post by The Czar » February 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm

I can’t believe you didn’t read the directions before you started...you are a true man aren’t you?


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 10th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Chromeski wrote:
February 9th, 2019, 2:16 am
Looks great so far... this thread makes me think about that whole you can assemble it in a day story.
I am not the fastest at putting stuff togeather. I do a lot of checking and rechecking before I weld it up. Most of the days when I was Building this smoker only put in about 4 to 5 hours.

If there was 2 guys working on this that were good, it would go togeather very fast



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 10th, 2019, 2:22 pm

2 of the 3 doors mounted and the roof corners welded up
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 10th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Welded the firebox door on and it turned out pretty good, May hit it with a sanding disk to smooth it a little
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 10th, 2019, 2:30 pm

This is the top hopper door 3 of the 4 sides are welded up tight. It just doesn't look that great. The weld is still below the edge so it would be super easy to run over it again with more weld then grind it down. I still may but doesn't look like its going to happen today.

Thinking for the back about taking the tig torch, and see what I can do. Thinking it would be much easer and a lot less mess then the mig.
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 10th, 2019, 2:38 pm

So the only real big check mark to knock off the build list is installing the cook chamber door. then fit up some of the door latches. Install the chimney cap,

And its ready for paint. I got a couple little mods I am going to make before it goes for paint. so its going to be another week or so before that happens.



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by BurnBern » February 10th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Great work it’s looking good. Be interesting to see what little mods you’re going with.

I presume that you take out the he screws and weld the holes up after?



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Chromeski » February 11th, 2019, 11:11 am

Looks good to me



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 23rd, 2019, 5:41 pm

Between the weather work and playing in the snow its been a little over a week since I put some time in on the gravity feed. Friday I figured out how to get it outside and placed on its side so I could install the cook chamber door. Then I did my first mod to the smoker Fork tubes so I can carry it with the tractor.
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 23rd, 2019, 5:46 pm

So today I figured I better finish this beast, I finished welding everything that needed welded up. When installing the push or pull handle I got to thinking time to ad some more of my own touches to it. 9 dollars later I had a new pics of pipe and a new handle was made. I like the look of my new handle better then the end caps that come with the kit. :)
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » February 23rd, 2019, 5:52 pm

Looking ahead at next week, as long as its not raining I am hoping to drop this smoker off at the power coat shop Tuesday sometime. What color would you make your smoker.

I am thinking Bright Fire Engine Red
Or dark Blue.

Any thought, NO Pink or yellow or black. I want it to stand out.



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by ajfoxy » February 23rd, 2019, 6:20 pm

Should stand out pretty well in Fire Engine Red.

Maybe with a yellow stripe in the middle with "Caution – Smoking in Progress" :D


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by JKalchik » February 23rd, 2019, 9:46 pm

I like the handle brackets, well done.


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Chromeski » February 25th, 2019, 1:54 am

I say a copper color. Add in metal flake for the extra stand out effect



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Dirtytires » February 25th, 2019, 6:27 pm

How many hours you figure you got in it?

Personally, I like black just because it hides all the dirt/soot and is super easy to repaint an area if you ever decide to add a bracket or fix a bad weld. To each their own tho...red is definitely cool.



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