Gravity Feed #5

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by ajfoxy » January 18th, 2019, 6:15 am

Coming along very nicely. :kewl:


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 21st, 2019, 8:14 pm

Spent a couple hours time with the gravity feed #5 today
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Post by h2orescuemedic » January 21st, 2019, 8:20 pm

almost to the next page of directions
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 21st, 2019, 8:24 pm

I am going to milk this to the end. anyone want to bet its going to run out of gas just when I need it the most.
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Dirtytires » January 21st, 2019, 10:50 pm

I got so tired of running out of gas at bad times that I bought a second tank to keep at the house. Nothing worse than running out at 11am on sat morning and ruining a work weekend since the gas distributor is closed till Monday.

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by pr0wlunwoof » January 22nd, 2019, 8:46 am

Yeah. I borrowed my buddies tank when I was fabricating. Nothing worse then getting almost done. I do keep an emergency roll of flux core on hand, but its gotta be pretty bad to put it in.

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Post by Frank_Cox » January 24th, 2019, 6:56 pm

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by ajfoxy » January 25th, 2019, 2:32 am

Holey moley, my mig splutters and spews if I run it that low...


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 25th, 2019, 11:47 am

I welded up the coal hopper, burn area and ash area. A couple doors. And still had a small amount of gas left. I picked up a new tank of mix. So all is well.



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Post by Dirtytires » January 25th, 2019, 11:50 am

Good choice. If you luck is like mine, you would have run out Sat morning and too late to get gas till mon.



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 26th, 2019, 11:18 pm

when building doors be sure to read the small print off to the side, I didn't on the first door.
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Post by h2orescuemedic » January 26th, 2019, 11:22 pm

Looking forward to cooking on this smoker soon
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Post by Dirtytires » January 27th, 2019, 1:30 am

I hate having to re-do work....but hang in there.



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Chromeski » January 27th, 2019, 2:48 am

Looks great. I wanna build one



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by ajfoxy » January 27th, 2019, 4:17 pm

It does look like an interesting buld. Nice not having to cut and clean up all the pieces. Looking good.


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 28th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Getting closer to the bottom of the crate. At this pace it should be done tomorrow. I will post pictures tonight after dinner



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 28th, 2019, 8:15 pm

NO HOIST for this move. I wrapped my arms around it and lifted with my legs. WOW am I glad this part is done
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 28th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Getting closer... I am really looking forward to seeing some smoke coming out of the chime
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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 28th, 2019, 8:35 pm

I only have good things to say so far about the fitment and quality of this kit. Thinking back I wish I would have logged my hours and how many I have spent so far. I really have not put that much time in building this smoker, I really only made 2 small oops and both were easy to fix.


Made a phone call to a local paint shop and they stated they would powder coat it for about $200, That just secured the job for them, I didn't know they would do it so cheap. Will keep you posted. I am thinking bright red, maybe green, or blue Toooooo many choices



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Post by JKalchik » January 28th, 2019, 9:10 pm

Sweet Mother of God, you lifted the burn assembly BY YOURSELF?

Powercoated for $200? That's almost too good to be true. Remember that you need something that's a little higher heat around the ash door.


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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by Big T » January 28th, 2019, 9:26 pm

You are making it happen! :beer:


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Post by Frank_Cox » January 28th, 2019, 10:16 pm

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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 31st, 2019, 4:16 pm

JKalchik wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Sweet Mother of God, you lifted the burn assembly BY YOURSELF?
I only had to move it from the table to the cooker body which was about 4 ft. And it stayed waists high. So it wasn't that bad of a move even tho it's very heavy



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Re: Gravity Feed #5

Post by h2orescuemedic » January 31st, 2019, 4:21 pm

I have a bunch of new photos on my phone. I will try and get them posted tonight.

A little off topic but it's going to be spring soon and i wouldn't mind bringing this one to the next gathering. Just tossing the idea out. Incase someone needs to see it up close doing it's thing.



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Post by JKalchik » January 31st, 2019, 7:18 pm

h2orescuemedic wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 4:16 pm
JKalchik wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Sweet Mother of God, you lifted the burn assembly BY YOURSELF?
I only had to move it from the table to the cooker body which was about 4 ft. And it stayed waists high. So it wasn't that bad of a move even tho it's very heavy
When I lifted the burn assembly for my double pan down off the fixture table where I welded it up (with assistance,) it was all we could do to just slow it down on the way to the concrete. No way, no how, were we going to stop it or hoist it by ourselves.


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