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1200x660mm First time Build

Post by highlucks » October 10th, 2018, 11:25 pm

Hi Guys,

I would like to start by saying thank you for everything I have learned over the last few months from these boards. You have all been very very helpful.
On Tuesday I received the parts for my first reverse flow smoker build. I based this off the 20 x 36 build that lead me to finding this forum. Basically I upsized the dimensions to suit a 120cm long cook chamber. Little did I know just how big that was going to be when I saw it for the first time, none the less it will still be a good cooker just bigger and heavier than I imagined the plate as I have received it already weighs in at 275kg which is a lot for a back yard trolley mounted rig.

I will follow the original build as best I can regarding the construction and start with the FB first.

The CC has been rolled from 6mm plate, as have the FB walls, door, floor and back plate. The BP has been cut from 8mm plate. I wanted all of the flats to be 8mm but it did not work out that way. In the future I can always insulate the fire box.

I also intend to have a burger/steak grill installed in the top of the FB with a closeable lid.

All in all I am pretty stoked with what I have to start with. After all not a bad purchase for two cartons of beer.

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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by ajfoxy » October 11th, 2018, 12:39 am

Way to go.. I think 6mm plate will be more than adequate. Heck the entire "The Mack" smoker is built out of 6 mm plate.

Well all I can say is go to it. :welder: Should be an interesting build to watch.


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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by Chromeski » October 11th, 2018, 12:47 am

Off to a great start. I wish I could get all that for 2 cases of beer



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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by Big T » October 11th, 2018, 7:26 pm

:yth:


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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by highlucks » October 12th, 2018, 2:06 am

Do you guys think I will need a shadow plate. with the 8mm (3/8") Baffle plate? If I do it will be going above the BP.


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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by Dirtytires » October 12th, 2018, 11:15 am

If I were to do mine again, I would put a short shadow plate (about 10 inches long) and mount it 1-2 inches below my baffle plate. It would be right up next to the firebox to help tame the heat on the firebox side of the smoker.



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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by highlucks » October 14th, 2018, 11:03 pm

My BP forms the roof of the firebox as a signle piece of metal. So that isn't really an option. I can however put one on top.


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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by Dirtytires » October 16th, 2018, 12:04 am

Sounds like itcan wait. I would cook on it and add later if you find a need.



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Re: 1200x660mm First time Build

Post by Rodcrafter » October 20th, 2018, 10:53 am

I understand the point made about weight of a backyard smoker. Mine is all 3/8” and it weighs about 800lbs. Love it though mine is 20x36


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