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lcjones228



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09 13 12:18 pm    Post subject: Trailer to use Reply with quote

Hello to everyone. newbie hear. I am building a reverse smoker. the fire box is made from 1/4 steel. The fire box has 1" channel for legs. I found a 5x8 trailer with wood floor. Would it be wise to use a 2x6 wood floor or should I put something else under it.

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09 13 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put metal underneath it... it doesn't burn and takes a whole lot longer to wear through than most wooden decking.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09 13 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the ring lcjones228, looking forward to seeing some pics of your cooks and following your cooker project. Smile
I am guessing by the trailer size the cookers firebox will be hanging off the back or is this a small cooker that will be mounted on top the trailer?
Either way anywhere with in a foot of the firebox I would not have wood, the radiant heat will find it.
As SoEzzy mentioned expanded metal or metal decking would be my preference as well.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12 13 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lcjones228,

Take a look at the smoker build in my signature......I built it on a 5x8 trailer that had 2x6 decking. I would also recommend replacing it with steel, not only for fire resistance, but more for ease of cleaning.

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