Finally pulled the trigger!

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 9th, 2016, 5:52 am

Wow really? No-one knows whether brass is safe for use on a GF? Oh well I guess I'll have to go the standard ball valve.

Anyhoo, I couldn't wait to get it on its wheels to take pics & show them to you all. Getting so close to finishing, I just can't wait!! :needfood:

All I have left to do is make up the chute door & surround, then put all the fittings & a handle on the side maybe. :wsm:

It has a door & a temp gauge! :D Still have to do the drip rail on the inside & the rain cover for the gauge.
Got a little warping when I was welding in the pipe around the back of the temp gauge, looks a lot worse from the angle of the pic. :oopssign:

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Got some shelves too. :kewl

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Did the frame & shelf at the bottom. (You can also see where the muppet broke the ball valve when he almost crushed his foot)

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Got the ash door finished, just have to make the ash pan & put the latch on.

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by KarateDoc » August 9th, 2016, 7:14 am

Looking good. In the final stretch. The valve should be fine as it is only an air intake.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Tom_Heath » August 9th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Yes the valve will be fine.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » August 9th, 2016, 1:55 pm

It would work, but the main reason I would want a ball valve is so I could tell how open or closed it is with the handle. Once the fan is in place you can't see it. With a gate valve.

Your cooker is looking great, I'm getting excited for you.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 9th, 2016, 2:28 pm

Aaaahhhhh, good point RC! Didn't think about that. :kewl:

Yeah definitely on the downhill stretch :beer:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Dirtytires » August 9th, 2016, 11:23 pm

The pig is getting a little nervous.......



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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by holyp » August 10th, 2016, 1:12 am

Looks great. If I'm not mistaken the plan calls for a brass ball valve. I hope brass is fine, that's what I got

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by ajfoxy » August 10th, 2016, 3:59 am

Looking really good. :beer:

I can't see anything wrong with brass at all, but as pointed out a gate valve is a tad difficult to tell how open it is. Although a squiz down the pipe will reveal all.

I have been sidetracked a bit with family etc but hopefully will get a fair shot this weekend.

I'll have to shuffle my butt to catch up a bit. You are steaking ahead.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 10th, 2016, 6:43 am

Yeah I have got my butt in gear, just gotta flip it up & do the top door, then the fittings & I can fire it up. Paint will come some time after that. :kewl:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » August 10th, 2016, 8:15 pm

There's no problem with brass valves because they don't get all that hot being on the intake side of things.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 11th, 2016, 8:52 am

Thanks, I just got another one same as the last :kewl:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 14th, 2016, 12:40 am

Got some more work done today, just about ready for paint. I just have to make a lid stopper for the chute lid & a handle on the left side to help with moving it about(pushing it up the driveway). :beer:

Finished the chute door & surround.

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Welded on the drip rail.

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Also made an ash pan & handle.

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Welded on at piece of rod to hang the handle.

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But this is the best part of the weekend, got some lump charcoal & that means I really close to firing it up, yyyeeeeewwwww!!!!!

Next job it to make the charcoal kiln, don't worry though there will be a build thread for that too. :kewl:

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Pete Mazz » August 14th, 2016, 4:27 am

Sweet!!


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Tom_Heath » August 14th, 2016, 7:21 am

Almost there.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Rodcrafter » August 14th, 2016, 4:56 pm

Nice handle idea. I have used mine a few times now and all the ash fits in the pan even if its all day cooking.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by hogmeat » August 14th, 2016, 10:19 pm

you sir do great work very nice



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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 15th, 2016, 7:17 am

Thanks guys & that's what I was hoping RC. :beer:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Weldun » August 15th, 2016, 7:51 pm

I'm so happy for you Squiggle, I know how patient you've been. It looks awesome mate!


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Stewart » August 15th, 2016, 8:30 pm

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Big T » August 15th, 2016, 10:08 pm

:yth:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by ajfoxy » August 15th, 2016, 11:03 pm

Looking great. Almost there. The porkers are starting to get nervous.

What have you got in mind for the chute door stop? I am almost in the same position with regard to the chute door. And I was wondering how I would prevent the door from opening all the way and being a pain to go fetch to close.

And excellent use of a Bunnings welding hammer handle... :beer:

I'll definitely be nicking that idea.


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 16th, 2016, 6:56 am

I was just thinking about that & I'll post a pick of the door stop when I've installed it this weekend. :beer:


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Post by Squiggle » August 16th, 2016, 6:59 am

Thanks Weldun, I have been chipping away at it & a lot slower than I would like.

Good thing is that I might be making 2 more for $3.5kAUD each & if that goes ahead then the missus says I can go full throttle to get them done. :kewl:


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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by holyp » August 20th, 2016, 5:49 pm

Good stuff, almost there

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Re: Finally pulled the trigger!

Post by Squiggle » August 23rd, 2016, 1:26 am

So I finished the chute door stop & it turner out pretty well, I'll probably stick a piece of the door seal on the top to stop it scratching the paint(if it's not too thick, otherwise a bit of sticky foam should do the trick) :beer:

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