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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Monroe, wa
    Posts
    8

    Default My first cross flow smoker.

    First i will start off with thanking everyone on the site for the great info I have read before starting in on this project!

    I started off with an old fuel drum (which was full of water when I found it) and an old water heater.
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    I made some hinges, welded them on, and then cut out the doors.
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    I added the lower frame works I think there will be more added later I also have all the temp cross bracing still on in this pic
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    built the inside racks which slide in and out for better access to the back side of the grill area and for cleaning when needed.

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    I put together the smoke stake next and cut out for the fire box cross flow tube

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    don't have have a pic but welded the water tank to the side off the drum I also cut out the smoke stack and the cross flow tub.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Monroe, wa
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    After welding the 2 tanks together I started in on the doors and vents for the firebox. also the door latch








    I also built a warming oven.


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    I also built a removable basket for the fire but i will need to go get a picture of it as I don't have one yet...

    I am not finished but I wanted to test it to see if I was on the right track. the brisket took 13 hours and the ribs took 4 both turned out perfect for the first test run with no smoke testing.



    More updates to come when I add the wheels to move it around. I also am thinking about lining the firebox with thin cut fire brick as my neighbor is a mason and offered to cut the curves into the bricks for me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Buford Ga
    Posts
    2,731

    Default

    nice set-up .keep pic's coming.
    LOve to grill and eat .
    The balck oval primos x tr lrg
    Steve

    4% of something that tastes like nothing is probably not needed.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Monroe, wa
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    forgot about the bottom tray... I sloped the sides into a center slot then sloped it to a drain on one side










    and here is the fire basket





    Here is what it looks like so far


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Jose, California, United States
    Posts
    5,356

    Default

    You got skills !

    Going to be nice when you finish it!

    Are you leaving the wrench handles?I think they are cool!
    Last edited by californiasmokin; 01-14-2014 at 10:53 PM.
    Paul

    CBBQA
    18.5 Weber Smokey Joe Platinum
    22.5 Weber One Touch
    Ugly Drum

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Monroe, wa
    Posts
    8

    Default

    thanks,

    yes wrenches stay and I have some other automotive type parts planned to add still...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Craig, Mo.
    Posts
    1,199

    Default

    The door hinges on the cook chamber are what caught my eye. Never would have thought to use drive shaft slip joints for a hinge. Great idea if you have them laying around with no real use. And then the vise grip door closures. Great ideas. Should be some great conversations around the smoker while enjoying an adult beverage.
    The only thing that jumps out at me as a possible problem is the size of the grease drain and the type of valve being used. Just my .
    Steve


    1-UDS
    1-Homemade stickburner/ Buela

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Are those Pittman arm handles too? I'm liking the ingenuity here!

    Sent from my LG-P769 using Tapatalk 2

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of Peculiar, MO
    Posts
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    Default

    Nice work.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Monroe, wa
    Posts
    8

    Default

    yes drop pittman arms for a jeep


    I also build off road rock crawlers so I have broken parts laying around.

    here's the old one


    here's the one I am working on:

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