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gt2003
01-29-2009, 08:02 PM
YES, thanks Lefty! I called bellfab today and ordered my smoker. It's going to be made out of 24" round pipe, a little over 1/4 inch thick. I have the option of 5/16 or 3/8 inch and the gentleman said the pipe actually runs a tad bit thicker than stated. Would that be prudent or is 1/4"+ OK for the long haul? Remember, I have to be able to load it and unload it once I get home. I opted for the 36" smoking chamber. For what I do, that should be more than sufficient. I'll post a link that shows the smoker as it will be when I pick it up towards late March. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Greg


http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l399/bellfab/CIMG1136.jpg

BA_LoKo
01-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Greg, you're going to love that thing! That looks very nice. 1/4"? I think that will great for many years to come.

Congratulations! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

BYBBQ
01-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Congrats.:cheer::cheer: Looks like a great smoker.:thumbs up:

Butt Lover's
01-29-2009, 08:27 PM
Congrats - looks like its going to be nice :)

gt2003
01-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Greg, you're going to love that thing! That looks very nice. 1/4"? I think that will great for many years to come.

Congratulations! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:


Craig says they call it 1/4" but I think he said it runs about .261. So, you think that will be sufficient?

Bassman
01-29-2009, 10:05 PM
I'd say 1/4" is pretty heavy duty. How much more is it for the 3/8"?

SmokyOkie
01-29-2009, 10:41 PM
You will be so glad that you did this instead of buying the Okla Joe's!

1/4" is plenty for the main tube,but I'd get as close to 1/2" on the firebox as I could. Fire oxidizes steel rapidly and no matter what you do, you'll lose firebox metal over time. The tube will last forever if you don;t clean all the depositis off the inside.

gt2003
01-29-2009, 10:57 PM
OK, thanks. I'll specify what I want for the firebox. When I talked to him today, he said he calls before he begins the build to make sure you still want the smoker as well as all the specifications you want. I can't wait. Another good reason for a smokin' get together.

gt2003
01-29-2009, 10:59 PM
I'd say 1/4" is pretty heavy duty. How much more is it for the 3/8"?

I didn't ask him. But, when he calls before the build I will ask. Like Smoky said, especially for the firebox.

Joneser
01-30-2009, 06:30 AM
That looks like a really good smoker, it should do you well....I think the ex will be jealous of it. Make sure you fix hers up real nice so she won't be eyeballing yours. :D

gt2003
01-30-2009, 06:59 AM
I'm going to get a couple of half moon shaped 1/8 inch pieces of steel and put one piece inside and one outside of where the firebox is burnt out, drill a hole through them then get a couple of stainless steel bolts to hold them together. I guess what I'm trying to say is kind of "sandwich" the bad section together so it doesn't burn out again. That should be a fairly cheap fix and she'll have a smoker to learn on.

SmokyOkie
01-30-2009, 12:20 PM
OK, thanks. I'll specify what I want for the firebox. When I talked to him today, he said he calls before he begins the build to make sure you still want the smoker as well as all the specifications you want. I can't wait. Another good reason for a smokin' get together.

You need to stop by the Okie Ranch and show it off after you pick it up!

Have you made reservations to come to the June get together yet?

gt2003
01-30-2009, 01:10 PM
Not yet, but I'll be there one way or the other. I've got a friend with a small travel trailer that I can borrow so I'll have to check with her to make sure. Then I'll get my reservations made. But, looks like I better hurry, huh!

Jake
01-31-2009, 06:06 PM
looks good dude
the cabin pip and i have us penciled into is a 2 bedroom we can split the cost if you like its $199 a night so we would split it for sure rather spend 3 bills instead of 6:msn-wink: let me know