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I started on my next BBQ build!!

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Posted by Lanse on October 28, 2012 at 08:37:34 from (

Who buys a BBQ smoker in November? Im not really sure, but hopefully someone will, lol.

So anyway guys, here is the beginnings of my next BBQ project, that I'm really excited about. This will be my third one, and let me tell you, I really enjoy building these. There are a lot of different ways to build them, you can really get creative. And although they take a lot of time to construct, the cost of materials is relatively low. I expect to be in this one around $250-$300 when all is said and done.

Im building it out of a boiler tank. I'm not too sure how thick it is, but its a beast. I don't doubt that it weights a couple hundred pounds by itself. I bought it off of Craigslist and they seller and myself couldn't even pick it up to load it, we had to use a backhoe just to get it in my truck.

So, here in two of the build, I made it a nice heavy duty stand. I tigged some of it (Probably the biggest reason Im looking forward to Hobart is because I need help with my TIG stills), used 3/32" 7018 on most of it, and migged a few things here and there.

It was fun tho...

Anyway, here are the first two videos. The first is about the tank itself and the second is the building of the stand it sits on.

Hope everyones having a good weekend, I'll have more updates here soon :)
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