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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 4th, 2017, 4:31 pm

Very nice work dude, not long to go now. That to-do list is pretty short. Bet you're gettin excited. :kewl:
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 4th, 2017, 9:23 pm

You've got it going your way now :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 4th, 2017, 10:18 pm

Yeah I'm pretty excited. This was way more work than I expected but well worth it. A lot of pride goes into it. Love that the list is finally short even though I've really enjoyed this project.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 4th, 2017, 11:29 pm

If it was easy, everybody would be building cookers! There's that feeling you get when you have people admiring the cooker and the Q that comes off of it that makes all the time and effort worth it.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 4th, 2017, 11:50 pm

:yth:
Absolutely


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Post by Squiggle » February 5th, 2017, 3:06 pm

Totally double :yth:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 6th, 2017, 8:33 pm

Ok got the cooking grate and the angle iron supports to hold it done today. Also added the angle iron supports to my fire box to hold my charcoal basket.

View of the firebox.
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My cooking grate did warp a little. Any suggestions on straightening back out. Thanks.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 7th, 2017, 2:26 am

Turn it over and heat it. Put a few bricks on it and let it cool slowly. Then once it is cool, put a couple of rods across the length to steady the whole thing.

Apart from that, looking good and just needs a paint and some Q-View to make it legal. :D


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 7th, 2017, 8:37 am

Do you have a shadow plate above the heat tube?


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Post by Tjam9 » February 7th, 2017, 9:25 am

Ajfoxy thanks for the info. What do you mean to put a couple of rods across it?
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 7th, 2017, 9:27 am

Rodcrafter wrote:Do you have a shadow plate above the heat tube?


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I don't know what a shadow plate it is so I would have to say no. Haha. I have a baffle above the center tube coming from the fb.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 7th, 2017, 5:29 pm

Just weld a couple of rods (rebar) the length of the cooking grate to stiffen up the grate and help stop it from twisting or warping. With expanded metal you are always going to get some warping.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 7th, 2017, 9:10 pm

ajfoxy wrote:Just weld a couple of rods (rebar) the length of the cooking grate to stiffen up the grate and help stop it from twisting or warping. With expanded metal you are always going to get some warping.

Oh ok. Sounds like a great idea. Will definitely do that. Thanks.



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Post by Tjam9 » February 7th, 2017, 9:12 pm

Basket done and shelf underneath the smoker attached.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by ajfoxy » February 7th, 2017, 11:10 pm

Looking good. I bet you can't wait to get it fired up and cook some Q.


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 7th, 2017, 11:44 pm

ajfoxy wrote:Looking good. I bet you can't wait to get it fired up and cook some Q.
Definitely can't wait. I'm getting excited. So close.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Squiggle » February 8th, 2017, 7:27 am

Looks amazing dude, very nice work! :kewl:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Rodcrafter » February 8th, 2017, 7:55 am

A shadow plate is a plate in your case just a bit bigger than the opening but a little below the baffle. It helps to spread the heat from hitting in a concentrated location.


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Post by Tjam9 » February 8th, 2017, 1:40 pm

Dang kinda wish I would have added a shadow plate. That concentration of heat has been one of my worries.



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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Big T » February 8th, 2017, 8:17 pm

:LG:


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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by Tjam9 » February 10th, 2017, 11:34 pm

Made handles for charcoal basket and for the cooking grate.
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Quick little jig I made for bending my flanges
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Post by Tjam9 » February 10th, 2017, 11:36 pm

Added my flanges, made a handle which doubles as a shelf. Had left over xm.
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Post by Tjam9 » February 10th, 2017, 11:39 pm

Modified a gas burner to add to my fb to help start my coals.
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Post by Tjam9 » February 10th, 2017, 11:44 pm

Got all my handle and handle springs done too. The front shelf is removable. Made it out of 1/2 bar. This is pretty much the final product minus the paint. I also need to finish the gas burner. Basically just needs to be welded in place where the pipe is sticking out of the back. Ran out of time. Q view will be coming soon.
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Re: 1st build from compressor tank questions

Post by temurf » February 11th, 2017, 12:09 am

:LG:
She sure is looking good. Can't wait to see what she looks like with a coat of paint.


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