Gravity Feed... Painted

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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by cancerboyuofa » November 10th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Maybe I missed it, what kind paint was that?

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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Puff » November 10th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Plain old enamel with acetone mixed in for a thinner sprayable mix...about 5-7%
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This hardener is what I have used before but I'm sure they don't make it any more but there are many others. Problem is always prep. Lots and lots o' prep
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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by cancerboyuofa » November 10th, 2014, 9:36 pm

I'm assuming since its so insulated regular paint isn't an issue? Doesn't have to be high temp?

Also, how did you fasten the aluminum edges? Size of the trim?


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Puff » November 10th, 2014, 10:23 pm

To fasten the 1" aluminum angle I used the short Phillips head drill type tek screws. I pre-drilled the holes in the aluminum to act as a guide so the drill wouldn't walk around the paint then drilled the pilot hole. Additionally had to cut the top corners a tad longer and hand file them to get the best fit. Soft aluminum was easy but still took a few hours for a few corners. Still not happy with the way it looks as I really wanted a nice brake bent edge.

The paint is not high heat paint. It is a typical hardware store enamel that was about $7.50 a quart. I was advised that the temp would not be an issue but it wasn't until I'd actually painted it and fired it up that I was convinced. My cook chamber was running 375 at one point and my outer painted skin temp was only 54. I mentioned elsewhere there is near 85 lbs of insulation in this frame and cabinet and it must REALLY be doing its job
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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Puff » November 21st, 2014, 10:11 pm

Seasoned the new Gravity Feed and decided to smoke some ribs and cook that over-dated pork loin. Smelled fine so I figured I'd go for it. Lit the coals at about 9:30 am and used 3 chimneys...one lit and the other two just poured in. Smoked the ribs, out in the pork loin a few hours later and it is now 10:08 pm. I took this fuzz picture of the thermometer with the probes laying on the 2nd and 4th rack. Basically it is 5 lbs of charcoal, 12 hours of burn time...and I am really just letting it burn itself out.
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High temperature today was about 36
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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Big T » November 21st, 2014, 11:09 pm

Looks like you built yourself one fine cooker :kewl:


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Pete Mazz » November 22nd, 2014, 6:47 am

Yep! That's pretty damned efficient.


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Rodcrafter » November 22nd, 2014, 9:09 am

SWEET


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Grabber70Mach » November 23rd, 2014, 8:20 am

That's great.

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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Yona2015 » October 5th, 2015, 7:53 pm

An inspiring build. Where can I get the plans?


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Puff » October 5th, 2015, 8:02 pm

http://www.smokerplans.net/index.php?ma ... e8a15a3d0e

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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Yona2015 » October 6th, 2015, 11:37 am

Thanks Puff, Got the plans and put together a materials list. Hope to start the build soon!


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Puff » October 6th, 2015, 9:26 pm

Cool... Don't forget to post your pictures.


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Post by Yona2015 » October 22nd, 2015, 8:05 am

Welding is HARD!! :exp:


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Re: Gravity Feed... Painted

Post by Rodcrafter » October 22nd, 2015, 12:53 pm

You'll get it just don't quit


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