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Started a reverse flow almost done.... update (7/1/10)
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roscoe1960
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12 10 11:30 am    Post subject: Started a reverse flow almost done.... update (7/1/10) Reply with quote

Hello everyone! I started a build from a 150 gal. air compressor and an old boat trailer that somebody discarded. It did'nt have an axle so my neighbor had one lying around the shop and had no use for it. It's going to be a really cheap build Very Happy Most everything so far I either had or aquired, except welding rods, hubs and hangers for the trailer. I started this build the end of Feb. Also finished a build this past Jan. Here is a pic of that build.



Here I cut the doors and welded hinges


Here i cut out the opening for the fire box

welding up the firebox

ok don't look at my welds I'm not a welder I bought a little lincoln a.c. 225 at sams club 20+yrs. ago for a little over 300.00 and today you can buy them cheaper, Lowes has them for 269.00 welding rods are 6011 a good all purpose rod deep penatration and good for rust, paint and galv. Wink


cut the door out fire box


lining up the door and welded hinges

here is the little machine 20+ yrs on it's 5th build among other prodjects still looks fairly new. Believe me if I can do it so can you. never been taught how to weld bought this little jewel and practice, practice and more practice



thanks to K.A.M. I like the saw tooth design I'm going to give it a shot Confused While I was making the sawtooth I also cut out a couple emblems for some door stops. Have to weld some angle for guides for intake.

insalled the stack and started filling in the holes from fittings and valves. I cut some round pieces off the tank where the firebox mounts


here all I have to do grind Mad one thing I hate and that is grinding

put the flat bar around doors and made the handles, pics do no justice on handles the look uneven but they are straight made from 5/8 round stock and 1" sch 80 pipe


installing reverse plates and the angle for grates

I cut the stack a 45 so the heat comes across the bottem and top racks


framing up for the grates



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12 10 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe1960, awesome work right there. Very Happy You have a steady hand with the torch. Your cooker build is looking fantastic, and the finished one looks awesome as well. Very nice work indeed. I will be watching for more updates.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made the wood grate and the lump and wood basket[img]
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here are some pics of the intake. Need to make handle for saw tooth


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoe,
The welds look pretty good. I've seen worse, and I've done worse.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe1960, I like your coal rack and basket. Very Happy That is a good idea cutting out the front for easy access. Very nice work my man. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe man she is lookin great. What are you worried about with your welds? Let's just say mine look like bird crap. I am really liking what you have done so far, keep it up
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also to i LOVE a recliner in the man cave. I fell asleep the other night in mine and woke up with a paint can still in my hand Question Guess I'm devoted I don't know Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13 10 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet build man !!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14 10 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys. Started work on the trailer, cut about 5'off the back of the trailer to shorten the length. Installed new hubs, packed bearings and welded hangers. Had to shorten up the axle also, it was for 6' trailer and cut it down to 5'

Started decking the trailer with some old galv. diamond plate. Wanted to know if I etched the galv. with ospho would the primer and paint hold up? Thanks Mike.


This will be cut out to countersink firebox.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14 10 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe1960,

Very nice work on this build! Everything looks very well thought out. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe1960

Your previous build looks great, I am very impressed with the features you incorporated in a small space. I can't wait to see more pics of your current build.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Job man.. I really like it
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tom C. It seems like all my thoughts Idea when building that pit was at bedtime when trying to sleep, alot of sleepless nights on that build. Anxious I guess. Smile

acrab3116 thanks for the comment. I've seen your recent build all I can say is WOW!!! now that is what i'm talking about very nice. Shocked

Thanks Hath, I also seen your build you did a really good job everything looks awsome. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe, who you kidding? Pretty darn good looking welds to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roscoe1960 wrote:
Thanks Tom C. It seems like all my thoughts Idea when building that pit was at bedtime when trying to sleep, alot of sleepless nights on that build. Anxious I guess. Smile



I so know what you mean! Some of my best ideas or solutions have come along while trying to sleep. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15 10 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think those are some of the cleanest torch cuts I have ever seen.A welder I once knew told me anyone can weld, but the torch shows the talent.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16 10 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I'm impressed, Super build and great finished product. I envy you your talent. texbbqpits.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16 10 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a Top Notch Build roscoe1960!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17 10 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. Will update this weekend should be able to get some more work done... thanks again
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18 10 11:30 am    Post subject: Started a reverse flow build (updated pics 4/17) Reply with quote

Well made some progress today, cut out spot on trailer for firebox, mounted pit on trailer, welded plate up and around firebox and a few other things here are a few pics.



I was planning to cut off the big Herman the Munster shoes off the tank, but thought it would be easier just to to sink the fire box. Once it's all painted I don't think they will stand out as much. Welded up the door stops.

need to cut a hole in the diamond plate for the bottem drain for ball cock. I was thinking about turning the other drain down also thru the plate probably would look better, what do you all think? I would have to have something pretty shallow to catch the drippings.

started framing up for the wood box/storage. Found some pieces of angle in my scap pile and used that but had to piece it together really did'nt want to but supierior steel and supply closed on sat. oh well a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.


made the damper for the stack used 5/8 round stock turned on the lathe for 1/2" pipe more than half way down the stock


It's getting dark on me, time for a brewsky. We are expecting rain for tomorrow hopefully will miss it, maybe get something done
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