107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Dirtytires » June 26th, 2020, 10:36 am

Now is a good time to blast the interior if you need too.

Doing the exterior now will make welding a lot easier but will ne most beneficial at completion to prep for paint as well as clean up your welds.

So, if it were me, I’d do both now and when finished but I hate using old metal in the first place. It really depends on how much effort and money you want to spend on it.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 26th, 2020, 1:41 pm

Thanks, went and had it done today.. well spent 20 Dollars. Found a few weak spots that will need reinforcing. Agree about using new metal.. As this is my first build I will just continue. Already have friends interested in one. So, next one will be with new pipe. Thanks for the input.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by dacolson » June 26th, 2020, 3:10 pm

I had some weak spots in the two air compressor tanks in my current build. Tough to work around. I tried cutting sections out and welding patches in but both of mine were pretty thinned out. On one, I found it early and positioned the week spots where I cut the door out. It is in the warming chamber. I switched from using a rounded door and cut the rusted section out and squared the door up with a frame and flat plate. On the other, I didn't find it until it was mostly built out. It was in my main cook chamber right on the bottom. I ended up cutting a 7" wide piece that went the length of the bottom and welded it in place to cover up the length of the rusty section. Seemed to work out. I have pics in my Second Build - Tank Offset Trailer Build if that helps.


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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Dirtytires » June 27th, 2020, 10:58 am

Definitely worth the $20.....good move.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 28th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Well, had a setback on Friday when went to collect my CC from the sandblaster. Discovered it was galvanized, as well as laden with holes, and very thin after blasting. So, will try and get a 24 inch pipe to substitute. No propane or air tanks available here in Zimbabwe. Barring that I Was also looking at some plans for a "square" cc on smsokebuilders.net. The MACK 24 x 24 x 48. There are quite a few threads on this forum, ref building that particular smoker.

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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by dacolson » June 28th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Man that sucks!
You could build an octagon tank as well. 8 x 10”x48” pieces welded up at 45° will give you a 24” diameter as well.


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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 28th, 2020, 2:16 pm

Thanks, not a bad alternative. Will give that some thought.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Dirtytires » June 28th, 2020, 10:12 pm

I would say that $20 is now priceless! Saved you a tin of work on a rusted out tank. Not to mention galvanized is really discouraged in a smoker.

Frank has a free set of plans on a 24 inch pipe smoker. I built one and love it....at least order the plans. He used to offer some hinges and latches as well but I’m not sure what shipping would run you.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 28th, 2020, 11:46 pm

Thanks, are you happy with the calculation dimensions of the 24 inch tube smoker as per the plan? would you modify it ?



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Dirtytires » June 29th, 2020, 10:00 am

Love it.

I added dampers between the cook chamber-warmer and between the firebox- warmer. Most everything else to plan.

It’s a perfect size for a patio model...not to big to fire up for my family but I can cater a group of 100 people off it as well.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 29th, 2020, 10:08 am

Thanks Dirty... Probably the best option, although the 24x24x48 MACK looks awesome. With the price the local manufacturers want to roll the pipe, it works out the same. More cooking area, same money.. Need to give it some thought.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Dirtytires » June 29th, 2020, 5:59 pm

My next build would be a MACK unless I wanted a bigger trailer model. No plans to replace or build bigger at this time tho. You really can’t go wrong with either. If I did a MACK I would probably skip the warmer box....at least until I needed to increase capacity.



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Re: 107 Gallon Offset Reverse- Old Pressure tank

Post by Zimbomike » June 30th, 2020, 4:39 am

Thanks, think I've settled on the MACK build. Will starts another thread for that one..



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