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acrab3116
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 12:02 am    Post subject: Question on insulating a firebox Reply with quote

For those of you who have insulated your fireboxes, do you wrap the insulation around the inside box and then weld the plates around your frame or do you create a 'sleeve' to slide over the inside frame and insulation all at once?

I am just not sure which way is better. I am thinking welding the outside to the frame one piece at a time is easiest.

Thanks for the help.
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BabyHuey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Not sure the best way, but here is what I did..

MADE A FRAME WITH POCKETS ON EACH SIDE FOR INS:







MADE A ANGLE IRON FRAME ON TOP:



Then skined all three sides with 11ga.

I didn't insulate the bottom, door or back......I would insulate the bottom of I had it to do over again! I may still do it!
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01'S281
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could u put fire brick in as well?
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AuSmith



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of insulation is that and where do you get it?
thanks
joe
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hybrid
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats one bad mofo'n fire box. Good build man!

Do tell what you used for insulation. I was thinking of kiln bricks.
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BabyHuey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used mineral wool. there is a link in my signature if you want to see the whole build.

Thanks for the kudos!
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acrab3116
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08 09 10:51 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks Babyhuey,
I have the inside of the firebox tacked together, I will probably just weld the skin one piece at a time rather than making a sleeve.

01'S281
I have some hi-temp insulation I am going to use. I was worried about firebrick due to the fact, the smokers are going on a trailer. I was afraid they would break while pulling over time.

Here is a pic of the trailer I put together for this build.
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hybrid
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09 09 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy crap man! that trailer must be heavy! Id bet it would tow cars no problem.
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hybrid
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09 09 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Babyhuey, that is one bada$$ build! you should totally write that up so the slide show doesnt make people sea sick.

I love a lot of the details you guys used on that build. I really like your fire box door and Id love to see a bit more of your dampers for the intake. Looks like a screw out/away design?
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acrab3116
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13 09 11:42 pm    Post subject: Here is what I ended up doing Reply with quote

I ended up framing up the box with 1x1 tubing and tacking the outside sheets in place. I have to weld up my outside seams on the outside and the first box will be done.

Here is the frame
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Shots of the insulation with one side tacked on
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Sorry about the other pics, I forgot to resize before I linked them.
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hybrid
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14 09 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like youre making some great progress!

babyhuey, can you post some better pics of your firebox door. I think I have the general concept on how your intakes work but I might be mistaken. Thats one bad mofoing door!
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BabyHuey
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15 09 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hybrid wrote:
Looks like youre making some great progress!

babyhuey, can you post some better pics of your firebox door. I think I have the general concept on how your intakes work but I might be mistaken. Thats one bad mofoing door!


hybrid - Thanks for you kudos! I don't have any real good pictures of the door. Here is a couple more that I have handy. If there is something else you want to see please PM me and I will try to get the pics you need.







acrab3116 - Dude your build is coming along nice.....Great job with the frame for the F/B
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