Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Tjam9 » February 19th, 2019, 11:44 am

I used a shop vac before and was a pain because the filters clog really fast with the ash. Also if you leave the ash in the fb it can deteriorate the metal. Ash holds moisture and can chemically attack steel.



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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by McBroom » February 19th, 2019, 4:43 pm

More I think about it now I will probably cut a cleanout hole with a screw in plug.


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Post by Dirtytires » February 19th, 2019, 10:15 pm

The ash will attract all the humidity you get down there and rot your box out from the inside. As mentioned, I would keep it as clean as possible. Many will put a tray in the bottom of theirs so, if they forget too often, the tray/ash pan can easily be replaced.



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Post by McBroom » February 20th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Great insight thank ya DT.
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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Tjam9 » February 26th, 2019, 7:37 pm

Finished the other shelf. Decided to make it collapsable as well.
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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Big T » February 26th, 2019, 9:54 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by ajfoxy » February 26th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Looking like it's coming together very nicely.


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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Dirtytires » February 26th, 2019, 11:08 pm

Assume you need to pull the bolt to collapse the shelf?



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Post by Tjam9 » February 28th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Dirtytires wrote:
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Assume you need to pull the bolt to collapse the shelf?
No I just lift up on the shelf and the two arms drop down. I didn’t weld the arms to the shelf. The bolt is essentially a hinge. I tightened it with a lock but but left it loose enough to allow the arms to rotate. I’ll take a closer picture.



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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Dirtytires » February 28th, 2019, 8:22 pm

Nifty idea....I really like simple.



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Post by Tjam9 » February 28th, 2019, 10:47 pm

Yeah I like simple too. I just wish it was simple to come up with the idea. Lol.
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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Big T » February 28th, 2019, 11:28 pm

:kewl:


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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Tjam9 » March 1st, 2019, 6:18 pm

Alright, done with the build. Just needs paint and a Q view. Had some extra metal so made a metal tray to catch my charcoal ash when I pull out the charcoal basket. Keep the mess off my patio.
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My ridiculous probably unnessary metal tray. Lol
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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by mp4 » March 2nd, 2019, 4:49 am

Awesomeness!




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Post by Tjam9 » March 3rd, 2019, 10:36 am

Thanks fellas.



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Post by Tjam9 » March 22nd, 2019, 1:08 am

:biggrillin:

Finally got around to painting it last week and cooking on it. Highest temp I reached was 455 during the curing of the high heat paint. It holds great at lower temps and heats back up quick after opening the door. Should be even better for the next cook after getting the gaskets on. It also cooks very even. Very happy with the resilts. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Tjam9 » March 22nd, 2019, 1:09 am

And the gas is just for lighting my charcoal.



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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by ajfoxy » March 22nd, 2019, 2:48 am

Very nice. :kewl:


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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Big T » March 25th, 2019, 8:41 pm

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Re: Building my 2nd smoker out of 60 gallon compressor

Post by Dirtytires » March 26th, 2019, 6:54 pm

Nice to be cooking...great job.



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