Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » September 13th, 2020, 1:24 pm

No fan for my trial run. It was sitting on my desk in the house. I dumped a lit charcoal chimney full of charcoal in and left everything wide open til I was pretty sure it was burning good. I will try the flame boss on my next burn. I was able to play around with the app and figured everything out last w since I devoted that time to the test.

I think i got a good seal on all of my gaskets. It felt like I actually had a negative pressure on the charcoal chute door when I opened a few times to check coal levels. That tells me the removable chute Seal and door seals are working.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Dargo » September 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm

I was going to suggest something but since you have the charcoal chute bolted on I maybe to late. Looks like my fabricator painted everything after bolting it together. So when I washed it I has some rust show between the firebox and charcoal chute. I was going to tell you to spray some high heat paint in there, I will do that at another time if I take the chute off at some point.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Dargo » September 13th, 2020, 1:31 pm

tinspark wrote:No fan for my trial run. It was sitting on my desk in the house. I dumped a lit charcoal chimney full of charcoal in and left everything wide open til I was pretty sure it was burning good. I will try the flame boss on my next burn. I was able to play around with the app and figured everything out last w since I devoted that time to the test.

I think i got a good seal on all of my gaskets. It felt like I actually had a negative pressure on the charcoal chute door when I opened a few times to check coal levels. That tells me the removable chute Seal and door seals are working.
I was referring to the pic of your ash box. Looks like for the intack vent you have a shield and a tube intake airflow up o the firebox grate?


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » September 13th, 2020, 4:09 pm

Dargo wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm
I was going to suggest something but since you have the charcoal chute bolted on I maybe to late. Looks like my fabricator painted everything after bolting it together. So when I washed it I has some rust show between the firebox and charcoal chute. I was going to tell you to spray some high heat paint in there, I will do that at another time if I take the chute off at some point.


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the Coal chute is easy to unbolt and the gasket should stay on the chute once it is unbolted.
Good suggestion on separating the chute from the furnace for paint. will do.. Much appreciated.

I extended the small rectangular duct into the firebox from my blast gate (slide gate for combustion air) and turned it up to point directly at the fire grate, then realized that it might fill with ash so I put a shield over the top to divert ash away. I was wondering if anyone would notice it..
I wasn't too concerned about the fan coupling hole since the fan hopefully will push any ash flakes (if any) back into the air stream..


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Dargo » September 13th, 2020, 5:41 pm

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September 13th, 2020, 1:29 pm
I was going to suggest something but since you have the charcoal chute bolted on I maybe to late. Looks like my fabricator painted everything after bolting it together. So when I washed it I has some rust show between the firebox and charcoal chute. I was going to tell you to spray some high heat paint in there, I will do that at another time if I take the chute off at some point.


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the Coal chute is easy to unbolt and the gasket should stay on the chute once it is unbolted.
Good suggestion on separating the chute from the furnace for paint. will do.. Much appreciated.

I extended the small rectangular duct into the firebox from my blast gate (slide gate for combustion air) and turned it up to point directly at the fire grate, then realized that it might fill with ash so I put a shield over the top to divert ash away. I was wondering if anyone would notice it..
I wasn't too concerned about the fan coupling hole since the fan hopefully will push any ash flakes (if any) back into the air stream..
Yes, noticed your day job making it into your build in another way. You have air flow on the mind, hahaha.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Rodcrafter » September 17th, 2020, 12:32 pm

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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » September 17th, 2020, 3:21 pm

Thanks rodcrafter
Still have a little work to do on the grates. Frames built and need to attach the #9 expanded to them.
Paint
Corner trim
Push handle
Tie down brackets
Mount for flame boss500
Access ports for temp gauge wires
Fold down shelf
Im very pleased with my test fire.
Worked as good as i hoped


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Dargo » September 22nd, 2020, 8:35 pm

Did you get those cooking racks built this past weekend?


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » September 23rd, 2020, 11:42 am

Hi Dargo
Yes I got them built. I went with 1/4x1-1/2 flatbar at the front edge to save a little space
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Post by Dargo » September 23rd, 2020, 12:54 pm

tinspark wrote:Hi Dargo
Yes I got them built. I went with 1/4x1-1/2 flatbar at the front edge to save a little space
I think that was a good idea, I already had to play a little to fit the butt on it between racks. With that idea I would not have had to partially pull out top rack.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Big T » September 23rd, 2020, 10:36 pm

Those are nice shelves, I don't think I've ever seen any quite like them. :kewl:


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Post by tinspark » September 23rd, 2020, 11:12 pm

Ha ha. Thanks Big T. Just run of the mill #9 expanded in a 1" inverted angle frame with 1/4 flat bar in the front leading edge to skinny it up a bit.
Appreciate that :)


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Post by tinspark » October 9th, 2020, 11:53 pm

Made a little more progress on my naked GF. Mitering in the aluminum corner trim one piece installed- maybe get some more done this weekend.
Adding a fold down shelf. Will install it after trim work is completed.. Seems like it has taken a long time for this build to finish, but in actuality I did start it the last week of July, so 3 months isn't really too bad I guess for a home grown gravity feed.. Will post more pics later. I am adding a few more doo-dads still
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Post by dacolson » October 9th, 2020, 11:57 pm

Please tell me those are bicycle handles off a 1970s banana seat cruiser.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » October 10th, 2020, 12:13 am

dacolson wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Please tell me those are bicycle handles off a 1970s banana seat cruiser.
Haha! The 1970's Schwinn with the banana seat had "ape hangers" handle bars . I used 5/8" solid rod (16mm) . heated with torch and bent up for this build. Feels like I'm riding an old Indian motorcycle when I push this thing around. Haha!
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Post by dacolson » October 10th, 2020, 12:19 am

I’m picturing you sporting a hot wheels t-shirt, some high rise shorts and striped tube socks pulled up to the knees pushing that sucker around. And yes, I had the bowl haircut to match, furnished by my pops.


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » October 10th, 2020, 12:42 am

dacolson wrote:
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I’m picturing you sporting a hot wheels t-shirt, some high rise shorts and striped tube socks pulled up to the knees pushing that sucker around. And yes, I had the bowl haircut to match, furnished by my pops.
a little twisted pic bro!


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Post by dacolson » October 10th, 2020, 12:49 am

Hahaha. Maybe a couple-a two, three too many cocktails by the pit tonight. Talking to my 4 brothers about the good ole days. Pit building for me has its roots in the 5 of us Frankenstein-ing dirt bikes together from scavenged bikes. Skinned knees, busted heads and great times.


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Post by Dargo » October 10th, 2020, 7:58 am

tinspark wrote:Made a little more progress on my naked GF. Mitering in the aluminum corner trim one piece installed- maybe get some more done this weekend.
Adding a fold down shelf. Will install it after trim work is completed.. Seems like it has taken a long time for this build to finish, but in actuality I did start it the last week of July, so 3 months isn't really too bad I guess for a home grown gravity feed.. Will post more pics later. I am adding a few more doo-dads still
Looks real good. I like the details you put in the handles and the shelf.

Dual temp probes too.


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Post by Cole Leffert » October 10th, 2020, 10:34 am

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Post by Dirtytires » October 10th, 2020, 10:44 am

We all have other obligations in life. Absolutely no ‘normal’ build time on a pit as they are all different—-as is our experience, tool availability, design and details. It is finished when it’s finished and we are ok with that.....lol.

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Post by tinspark » October 10th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 10:44 am
We all have other obligations in life. Absolutely no ‘normal’ build time on a pit as they are all different—-as is our experience, tool availability, design and details. It is finished when it’s finished and we are ok with that.....lol.

Looks good.
Agreed. I cannot blame it on my tools though. Time and motivation is the problem. I gotta get my carcass out in my shop and get it done. At least I have another smoker to use while this thing gets done. I have been putting the hurt on my centerfeed RF while I get this one finished. I would likely have motivation if it was for someone else, and they were waiting on it. Or if I was waiting on getting paid.. its been a fun build so far
Did get a few more pieces of trim on today.
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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by Dargo » October 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm

tinspark wrote:
Dirtytires wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 10:44 am
We all have other obligations in life. Absolutely no ‘normal’ build time on a pit as they are all different—-as is our experience, tool availability, design and details. It is finished when it’s finished and we are ok with that.....lol.

Looks good.
Agreed. I cannot blame it on my tools though. Time and motivation is the problem. I gotta get my carcass out in my shop and get it done. At least I have another smoker to use while this thing gets done. I have been putting the hurt on my centerfeed RF while I get this one finished. I would likely have motivation if it was for someone else, and they were waiting on it. Or if I was waiting on getting paid.. its been a fun build so far
Cannot wait to see the Q-view pics from it.


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Post by Big T » October 10th, 2020, 9:35 pm

Lookin sharp tinspark!


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Re: Home Grown Gravity Feed with Flameboss 500

Post by tinspark » October 11th, 2020, 2:20 am

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October 10th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Lookin sharp tinspark!
Thanks BigT. A painter buddy came over the other day and had the first coat on in about a half an hour and painted it where it sits. After a few beers, a second coat went on. I did the red from a spray pack a few days before he arrived.
I decide to tone down the colors. Ok, truth be told, the wife hated my original color scheme idea and wanted this to match my other smoker, which this will be sitting next to.
she was right!


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