Welduns mini build

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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by El Gato » March 23rd, 2016, 9:29 pm

And another one on the wall! Way to go!



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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 23rd, 2016, 10:09 pm

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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Dirtytires » March 23rd, 2016, 11:18 pm

I must say that was the most interesting method I've seen lately. I am sure you carefully weighed it fires so as no to exceed the weight limit of the ladders. And you had on your hard hat, gloves and safety toed boots.....right?



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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 24th, 2016, 8:34 pm

To tig or mig corners? That's the question I've been struggling with. If I mig it's much faster and very minimal joint preparation and fit up is not as critical but, more heat and distortion. If I tig its a slow process and joint prep and fit up is critical so, I decided tig. I did a bottom seam just in case it was a bust. I am pleased with the results I acheived running about 52 amps and using 1/16" filler wire.

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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 24th, 2016, 10:31 pm

Those legs & bottom rack are a brilliant addition! :points: I do believe I will be stealing them for mine! :strongbad:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 25th, 2016, 12:03 pm

Squiggle wrote:Those legs & bottom rack are a brilliant addition! :points: I do believe I will be stealing them for mine! :strongbad:
Thanks bud, they're just 4"x4"x 1/4" carbon steel angle 12" long that I tapered from 4" to 2". Price was right and thought they'd look ok and work ok.


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 26th, 2016, 5:11 am

That is one sweet looking smoker in the making. Good work!


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by thague90 » March 26th, 2016, 7:53 am

Are you welding the corners solid or leaving the welds spaced like that?


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 26th, 2016, 2:44 pm

I welded them continuous with tig, took me about 6-1/2 hours and am glad to be past that part of the build ~x(.
It wasn't all that bad just be sure to add enough filler so when you dress your corners your not chasing low spots and end up with wavy corners or have to remove such a large amount of material to clean them up they crack later during heat cycles, atleast that's my opinion.

If anyone has advice the would help me solve my upside down and sideways pics issue I'd be forever grateful
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by mp4 » March 26th, 2016, 3:30 pm

That is one terrific looking smoke box!

Pictures are funny - in the post yours are upside down but in the gallery they're right side up. I noticed with my phone the pictures always posted with the orientation of the phone when I take a picture while posting. I have better luck taking the picture first and posting it from the photo gallery.



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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 26th, 2016, 3:34 pm

That looks freakin awesome dude!!!! Now I really can't wait to get mine done. :kewl: :beer:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by thague90 » March 26th, 2016, 3:50 pm

In the "TapTalk" app everything is showing right-side-up. I don't see any sideways photos from here.


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 26th, 2016, 6:32 pm

Thanks for the nice comments, it's really hard to resist the urge to cut corners or say close enough so I can get it done especially when free time is limited. Oh well I'll keep pecking away at it and it'll been done before I know it.
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 27th, 2016, 12:04 am

I know what you mean there dude, I was the same with my fridge smoker & now with my mini GF(which is why I haven't started it yet, still saving for the FB steel) :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 27th, 2016, 6:18 pm

Made a little progress this weekend
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 27th, 2016, 6:35 pm

Wow dude, you are flying through this build & it looks spanktacular!! :points: :beer:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by mp4 » March 27th, 2016, 7:20 pm

It just keeps getting better and better - nice work!



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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Dirtytires » March 27th, 2016, 7:53 pm

Looks good....great idea on the legs.



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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 28th, 2016, 7:01 am

:LG: :LG: :LG:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » March 30th, 2016, 7:35 pm

With being a newbie and the level of talent and experience on this forum the compliments mean a lot , kind of like earning your stripes. I can tell you I'm already getting this feeling that this build isn't going to satisfy my building desire, it's only going to fuel my desire to take one of the large air receivers we demo out at work occasionally and see where it takes me. And just so everyone knows, when I do finally drag one of those air receivers home I'm blaming you guys when I get asked by the little lady what I'm doing.

Decided my valve needed a different style handle.
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Frank_Cox » March 30th, 2016, 7:40 pm

Holy smokes!
I loved this thread all the way through but then I seen the handle on your ball valve.... OMG that's awesome!
hahaha! great job and very nice build!
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Squiggle » March 31st, 2016, 4:17 am

Definitely a brilliant job on the handle, awesome work dude! :kewl:


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Weldun » April 13th, 2016, 7:13 pm

Well had to let a vacation to the wonderful world of Disney get in the way of my smoker building but I'm back at it and getting close, any opinions on thermometer placement?
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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by The Czar » April 13th, 2016, 9:36 pm

Looks sweet....I like it!!! Bam!!! I'd put that right in the middle of the door....


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Re: Welduns mini build

Post by Big T » April 13th, 2016, 10:51 pm

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