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Thread: Flower Pot 2.0!

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    Default Flower Pot 2.0!

    Well I finally got around to rebuilding the hot plate in my flower Pot smoker.

    I replaced the bake-a-lite case with 4 machine screws.





    And I replace the 14 gauge wire with 10 gauge wire.



    It lives!





    Hopefully this will solve my problems.

    -=fred=-

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    Like they say if first you don't suceed................

    Drink a few beers and try another day.

    Some people just have too much time on there hands
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    With what you've spent on that darn clay pot, you could have built a drum!! lol
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    I don't know what the actual temp is, but it cooks the way I want it to, so I don't guess it really matters.

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    Good job Fred!

    Now - I'd like the particulars on the control setup your Dad built with some pics and how-to.
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    Did you use temp rated wire?

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    I used the highest rated wire that the local ace hardware had, not truly "high temp", it was rated to 120 C.

    While testing the flower pot I could put my hand on the bottom of the flower pot and touch it. Time will tell for a longer smoke. I also tried to minimize the exposer of the wire by running straight down the drain hole. On the old setup it made a loop inside the bake-a-like case.

    I think it will hold up.

    -=fred=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba View Post
    With what you've spent on that darn clay pot, you could have built a drum!! lol

    You guys keep saying that.

    I have spent $37. But I did have the pie plate and grill. So if you had to buy that it would still be under $50.

    So far I have not even found a place to buy a drum, much less get one for free.

    Where are you guys getting them? I tired the yellow pages for both drums and barrels, I came up empty.

    -=fred=-

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    If the wire doesn't hold up, find a junk electric range and rob it or check with an appliance parts dealer.

    Here's a link for

    Steel open head drums in Idaho for $22.50

    I can get them for about $18.00 here.
    Google Chemical manufacturers then the name of your town and state. Find one that packages chemicals, and they will be able to tell you the best place to buy reconditioned drums. Try to find 12 gauge drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    If the wire doesn't hold up, find a junk electric range and rob it or check with an appliance parts dealer.

    Here's a link for

    Steel open head drums in Idaho for $22.50

    I can get them for about $18.00 here.
    Google Chemical manufacturers then the name of your town and state. Find one that packages chemicals, and they will be able to tell you the best place to buy reconditioned drums. Try to find 12 gauge drums.

    Nice tip!

    I will have to Google around and see what I can find.

    I enjoy hanging out at this site. No snobs and lots of good people.

    I want to find a drum. Unfortunately the company in the link is 500 miles away. (I live in the middle of nowhere ) But now I have more info to search on. I believe there is a wholesale chemical company an hours drive from where i live.

    -=fred=-

    PS My wife was looking over my shoulder and asked if the steel drums come tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredrogers View Post
    Nice tip!

    PS My wife was looking over my shoulder and asked if the steel drums come tuned.
    Absolutely!

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