Gravity Feed - My Build Begins - 8-6-16

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Re: Gravity Feed - My Build Begins - 8-6-16

Post by latech15 » August 19th, 2016, 6:38 pm

I got a very small amount of work done today. I was cutting some 1/4" plate so I went ahead and cut out 4 of the cook shelves. Here is a preliminary pic:

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I got the pipe for the air indeed welded in as well.

Drip ledges cut and bent, bottom panel cut. Next work day will show lots of results. I hope to have the drip ledges installed, the firebox and the chimney installed, and the bottom insulated and buttoned up.

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Post by Big T » August 19th, 2016, 6:50 pm

:LG:


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Post by Squiggle » August 19th, 2016, 7:19 pm

:LG: :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » August 19th, 2016, 7:44 pm

You're doing great, part of the process is making mistakes. Remember it is steel you can always fix it. Keep up the good work


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Post by Tom_Heath » August 20th, 2016, 12:06 am

I was just curious if the errors were in the original plans. If they were we of course would want to make the needed changes asap. Looking good on the build.


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Post by latech15 » August 20th, 2016, 6:35 am

No. The errors were my mistakes. Not in the plans.



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Post by The Czar » August 24th, 2016, 4:31 pm

So jealous of that table


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Post by latech15 » August 28th, 2016, 10:25 am

Got some more work done this weekend.

Firebox mounted - btw - maybe I missed it but this thing cannot be installed if the chimney is welded to the firebox and the transfer tube is welded as well. I welded in the firebox first, then slid the chimney in place and welded it in. I had to weld the back seam, the one facing the cook chamber a little bit at a time with a bent welding rod. Only about 3 inches of clearance back there.
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Got insulation mounted and the bottom panel tacked in place. I couldn't help sliding the shelves in there for the pic.ImageImage

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Post by Countryboy72 » August 28th, 2016, 2:59 pm

Looking awesome Latech15. Can you post a picture of outside of the firebox where the air intake pipe comes out, please. Love the cooking grates. Your insulation on the sides, is it 1 1/2" or 2" thick ?


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Post by latech15 » August 28th, 2016, 9:17 pm

2" insulation. I'll have to grab some pics later in the week of the intake. It is just a hole in the ash box with a 4" pipe to an elbow and a 6" piece. I just got lucky on those lengths. They are what the supply place had. I just eyeballed the hole position and cut it with a hand torch. Forgot about it when I was drawing the parts for the plasma table.



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Post by Big T » August 28th, 2016, 9:32 pm

Those grates are Sweet :kewl:


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Post by Squiggle » August 29th, 2016, 2:52 am

Looks amazing dude & I have to agree with everyone, love those grates! :beer:


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Post by Rodcrafter » August 29th, 2016, 1:35 pm

Yeah sweet


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Post by richy20 » August 30th, 2016, 9:49 am

Looks amazing. The grates are my favorite. I would also like to see more on your intake pipe.



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Re: Gravity Feed - My Build Begins - 8-6-16

Post by latech15 » September 10th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Got some more time today to work on the smoker. The guys in the shop took the time to point out all my poor welding last week. When I let them know that they would be missing out on the first test cook, they changed their tune. One even left me a note!

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All the insulation in, exterior sheets on and ground down. I went through 4 flap disks until I got the 7.5 hp grinder out. Things went much quicker after that.

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Post by Big T » September 10th, 2016, 8:42 pm

:LG:


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Post by Squiggle » September 10th, 2016, 10:12 pm

:LG: :beer:


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Post by Rodcrafter » September 11th, 2016, 7:27 am

Oh yeah!


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Post by latech15 » November 26th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Sorry for the long delay in reporting my progress. I'm almost there. Here are a few pics from today's efforts.

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It is cookable at this point, but I still need to. Hold my pans for the drippings in the bottom of the cooking chamber and one for the ash chamber. I want to redo my fire grate, and add a shelf to the left side. I also have to install the damper for the top stack. I haven't figured out exactly what I am going to do up there. It I was thinking about cutting out a little pig and welding it on.



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Post by latech15 » November 26th, 2016, 5:39 pm

Oh yeah. Door handles too. And the supports for the top sides of the grate so they don't tip out.



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Post by Rodcrafter » November 26th, 2016, 7:12 pm

There always seems to be one more thing to do to it. But it is so nice between the mods. Great work


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Re: Gravity Feed - My Build Begins - 8-6-16

Post by temurf » November 26th, 2016, 8:48 pm

:LG: :kewl:
Awesome job. Looking forward to the Q-view after you get her fired up.


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Post by Squiggle » November 27th, 2016, 2:03 am

Fantastic work dude, looks amazing! :kewl: :beer:


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