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jkk831
10-16-2007, 06:04 PM
Anyone have pics of pits they have built? Trying to get some ideas.

Burnadell
10-16-2007, 08:10 PM
I can't find the picture of mine, but I think Legdog has a picture of one similar. Maybe he will post it. :D

hrchdog
10-17-2007, 08:55 AM
Here is a link to a photo gallery of my smoker build. http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?mode=fromshare&Uc=a1a3bhqi.bx6ejt6i&Uy=-4fwhdi&Ux=0

Big_gun
10-17-2007, 11:59 AM
H-dog... that is one awesome smoker!!!!

Jighed
10-17-2007, 12:09 PM
Here is my brothers he built and mine that I built. It is 1/2 thick pipe. Pics right after I warmed it up to put the paint on and before curing the inside. The door is prop open. I know all the flaws so ya'll don't have to point them out. :-):D

jkk831
10-17-2007, 04:47 PM
How did you cut the 1/2 inch casing I have a tone of it. Curious how do you cure the inside? Looks good guys thanks.

Jighed
10-17-2007, 07:18 PM
[QUOTE=jkk831;332006]How did you cut the 1/2 inch casing I have a tone of it. Curious how do you cure the inside? Looks good guys thanks.[/QUOTE

I cut it with a torch. Look at the pic with the lid open, you can see my fine cutting skills :D . For curing, on both pit/grills we brushed them out real good the coated them with alot of vegetable oil. Lit a small fire (oak) and slow cooked it. Did I say small fire? I just wanted some heat just like curing your cast iron skillet. Mine, the small one is 18"od, 20" long & 1/5" thick. It's small, but I have cooked and smoked ribs, chickens, small briskets, pork loins and a ton of steaks.
JKK831, not trying to jack your thread, just answering a question.

jkk831
10-17-2007, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the reply. My brother tried once to cut some 1/2 inch with a torch and the gap it made was huge. I was told that if i hook the plasma up to 220 it would cut it real slowly. Looks good No hijack at all. Just info.

HillJakHunter
10-24-2007, 02:48 PM
hrchdog, that smoker is SWEET!!! I especially like the 4" crome exhaust!

masters75
11-22-2009, 10:24 PM
nice job!!!

txfireguy2003
11-23-2009, 09:48 AM
Here's a few sketches of the one I'm getting started on right now. It's going to be for competitions, on a 16' flatbed, when the sketch is done, there will be a little shack on the back to be used as a prep area with counters, sink, etc.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/txfireguy2003/pitfront.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/txfireguy2003/pitside.jpg
I know bigger than most want unless you're doing cookoffs, but I just posted to show the basic design of the pit itself. Any questions, just ask.

uttlc
11-23-2009, 11:40 AM
Once I get my hands on some pipe I have a 5'x9' trailer I plan on building on. Nothing like building my own homemade pit that everyone i know will borrow!

Chief
11-23-2009, 12:17 PM
Here's a few sketches of the one I'm getting started on right now. It's going to be for competitions, on a 16' flatbed, when the sketch is done, there will be a little shack on the back to be used as a prep area with counters, sink, etc.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/txfireguy2003/pitfront.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/txfireguy2003/pitside.jpg
I know bigger than most want unless you're doing cookoffs, but I just posted to show the basic design of the pit itself. Any questions, just ask.

correct me if i am wrong but dont you think that it would be better to put the 250gal tank over the axles and the firebox at the back of the trailer, and then you could put your prep area at the front of the trailer.
that way there is not so much tongue weight and a little more balanced load.
also when loading wood into the fire box you would not have to step over the trailer tongue all the time.

jgirsh
11-24-2009, 10:59 AM
I was gona ask the same or if he is pullin it with a peterbuilt that will be a tongue heavy mutha. good idea though

txfireguy2003
11-24-2009, 12:07 PM
It will be tongue heavy a little, but don't underestimate the weight of an enclosed prep area. You're only looking at roughly 1000lbs of weight there with the pit. The tank weighs in at about 600lbs, and the firebox will be a little less than that. You want 60% weight ahead of the axels and 40% behind them. The plan as of right now is to get everything put together but not secured to the trailer, then we can adjust the position of the pit in order to get the weight balance correct. Of course, nothing is being done until deer season is over and we find the right trailer.

This prep area will be totally enclosed and have insulation and HVAC (window unit), PLUS sides that hang down when in transit and raise up to become awnings for shade when the thing is parked at the cookoff. It will also have a medium sized water tank inside the prep area with a 12V pump in order to have running water int he sink, and we're trying to figure a way to have a water heater as well. I suspect this is going to be a HEAVY rig, but we both drive 3/4 ton trucks, so I'm not worried about the weight.

BuckySWT
11-24-2009, 09:40 PM
here's mine...heavy pipe too

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/kcengler/048.jpg

With some ribs for TX-OU weenend this year

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j290/kcengler/003-3.jpg

waterhound
11-24-2009, 10:33 PM
nice bbq's i wish i was that good with a welder

Burnadell
11-25-2009, 10:02 AM
I've always been partial to this one made by an Aggie:

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Here are some more good ones:


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Burnadell
11-25-2009, 10:06 AM
Another cool one. This sucker is one big pit...in Magnolia, Arkansas:

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