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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:14 pm 
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I ended up, cutting an old pizza tray to block off the old flue holes. They are just tacked on for now. After they are welded on and buffed with a flap wheel they should look ok.

One of the problems with my first smoker was the fire was too far from the grill for cooking snags and steaks. So for this one i added brackets so the height can be adjusted to suit the cook. Low for smoking and high for grilling.

The steel i had for the free tray was a bit flimsy so i added some round stock to that, it should hold up to the heat now.

I finally found the offcut of 3" exhaust so I can do the chimney.

Then i think that will do for now. All that is left is handels, wire weeling the whole thing and painting with black high temp.ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 3:15 pm 
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The caps in placeImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:48 pm 
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I'm loving it. But dayum, those legs look a bit like they'd collapse.


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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:46 am 
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The legs are so solid I would be confident to dance the funky chicken on the grill.

Hopefully next weekend i can get the chimney on it and prep n paint

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:00 pm 
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How has she turned out?


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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 pm 
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It turned out pretty much exactly as i expected.

I didn't get it done that weekend so i have been chipping away at it once a week in 15 minute intervals.

The chimney is on. That was a PITA trying to fit a round pipe to a concave surface.

I got the first coat of paint on.

The fire grate go a second layer.

Its just the handle and a top coat to go.

Not the best pic, that was during painting in my poor mans spray booth.Image

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:47 am 
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Its done!
After quite a few weeks of slow progress (5 minutes at a time ) it has come together.
There aren't any majestic shots of pulled pork or brisket because winter has arrived and the rain has set in.

I went for a few extras on this one.
Axe handle because its cool.
I made the fire grill height adjustable for different cooking styles.
I made a grill lifting tool from a welding hammer.
There is an open /close air vent on the back.
The legs come off for transport.
The flue might need trimming. I will know after the test fire.


In the future i might add some handles to the sides and maybe a timber work bench.

So now we are in a holding pattern until the 31st when this little stick burner has a date with a whole side of pork belly. ImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: Rapid build or bust.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:15 am 
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Nice! I'm doing a UDS as my first build - no welding experience for me.


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