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Title: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on August 25, 2010, 01:49:26 PM
hello all, since i got some new digs ... i had to give my  smoker some new digs as well .... and here it is

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/smokehouse.jpg)
closed with vent on top

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/opensmokehouse.jpg)
opened and ready to get plug in

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/leftsmokehouse.jpg)
reverse view

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/bradleysmokehouse.jpg)
A perfect fit

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/midbradleysmokehouse.jpg)
smoker and  storage for chips and drinks ( giggles )

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/bottomsmokehouse.jpg)
better view of  storage includes briquettes,  pans for chips and liquid , soda instead  of water and also room for  racks

i have  since made  changes to the top  vent and here it is, hope it can be  help to others

new top vent , nothing more then an inverted battery  box  with  dryer vent caps on the  ends, the top of the  shed was cut out  just a  hair  bigger then the  box and silicone in  place to prevent water damage.
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/DSC02966_zps6ommitdp.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/beefmann/media/smoker/DSC02966_zps6ommitdp.jpg.html)

a 4 inch  pvc union to guide the  smoke up into the box and out the  vents
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh103/beefmann/smoker/DSC02965_zpsjhirbzty.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/beefmann/media/smoker/DSC02965_zpsjhirbzty.jpg.html)


Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: squirtthecat on August 25, 2010, 01:55:54 PM


That's awesome!  I like how you vented yours..
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: classicrockgriller on August 25, 2010, 02:29:54 PM
Nice job beef.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: BuyLowSellHigh on August 25, 2010, 02:59:16 PM
Very nice!  Love your vent stack.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Sailor on August 25, 2010, 03:15:44 PM
very nice set up!
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: squirtthecat on August 25, 2010, 03:22:43 PM

Do you have it anchored to anything?   Mine is a bit top-heavy...   So I screwed it to the fence.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: KevinG on August 25, 2010, 03:24:37 PM
Looks like he's got a gyroscope on top to keep it balanced.  ;D
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on August 25, 2010, 03:40:11 PM
no, its not anchored to anything, the bottom stand adds enough weight along  with the shed to keep it pretty well steady , along  with the back of the  shed up amenest the house  and another  base between the shed and chimney making it installation pretty solid to handle 40 lb smokes
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: squirtthecat on August 25, 2010, 03:48:48 PM

Cool.  Sounds like it will work great!

We get some winds out here on the prairie, so anything that isn't nailed down has the tendency to move. (violently)
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: lumpy on August 25, 2010, 07:49:16 PM
Very cool
Some vodka with all the Shasta ;)

Lump
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: DTAggie on August 25, 2010, 08:37:26 PM
Kick ass
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Habanero Smoker on August 26, 2010, 01:50:00 AM
I also like the way you vented the smoker. Nice job.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: SouthernSmoked on August 26, 2010, 01:52:53 AM
Very well done...
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: travis442 on February 09, 2011, 11:24:54 AM
That's an awesome idea for storing the bisquettes, do you by any chance remember where you got those?

I think I have some but they are all smaller and wouldn't hold many.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: classicrockgriller on February 09, 2011, 11:55:00 AM
Look at Wally World (walmart).
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: travis442 on February 09, 2011, 06:15:49 PM
Look at Wally World (walmart).

Unfortunately I didn't find much at Wally World, at least not online. I'll still check the next time I go into the store though and see if they have anything.

However I did find this one at Amazon that I think would be big enough to store the boxes of 120 for the ones I use more often.....

http://www.amazon.com/Lock-38-Cup-Rectangular-Container/dp/B002UUTGO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1297304013&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.com/Lock-38-Cup-Rectangular-Container/dp/B002UUTGO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1297304013&sr=1-2)
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: La Quinta on February 09, 2011, 09:16:13 PM
Nice Beef...I guess your home woes were fixed nicely!!! Well done!!!
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Habanero Smoker on February 10, 2011, 01:40:40 AM
Look at Wally World (walmart).

Unfortunately I didn't find much at Wally World, at least not online. I'll still check the next time I go into the store though and see if they have anything.

However I did find this one at Amazon that I think would be big enough to store the boxes of 120 for the ones I use more often.....

http://www.amazon.com/Lock-38-Cup-Rectangular-Container/dp/B002UUTGO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1297304013&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.com/Lock-38-Cup-Rectangular-Container/dp/B002UUTGO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1297304013&sr=1-2)

I use the Serilite Show Offs #1894 (http://www.sterilite.com/SelectProduct.html?id=278&ProductCategory=248&section=1). Though they are not 100% waterproof, because of holes in the top where the handles are inserted, they do a good job storing the bisquettes and stack well. I store my bisquettes in an uninsulated plywood shed, and never had any ruin. Just keep the bisquettes in the cellophane wrap, and any open package store in a freezer quart size ZipLoc. The model #1894 is perfect for holding 120 bisquettes. At one time you could only find them in craft stores, but now I see them at Wal-Mart, Target, and even my local Price Chopper.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on February 10, 2011, 07:28:20 AM
I got mine at aloha 99 store, i have seen items close to them at  wall mart, 99 cent only, look around and im sure you can find  something that  will  work
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: devo on February 10, 2011, 08:56:01 AM
What you guys need to do Is have a tupperware party, they have all kinds of containers. I can just see it now....the tupperware lady coming in and a bunch of men sitting waiting to see her ware's   ;D
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: travis442 on February 10, 2011, 09:44:57 AM
What you guys need to do Is have a tupperware party, they have all kinds of containers. I can just see it now....the tupperware lady coming in and a bunch of men sitting waiting to see her ware's   ;D

Haha that would be pretty funny.

Maybe I can convince my wife that she needs to have one, and then I can be the one doing the ordering.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: njxbow on March 28, 2011, 04:52:49 PM
i like your vent on top. i think i'm going to put that on mine
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: steve-o on March 28, 2011, 04:59:11 PM
Looks like it would help against that nasty wind too  ;D
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: OldHoss on October 19, 2012, 04:21:37 PM
Very impressive indeed.
Title: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: BigRich on March 19, 2013, 03:19:36 PM
This thread is still being used after 3 years.  Make it a sticky!

(My first post)
Title: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: BigRich on April 02, 2013, 04:48:21 PM
Here's mine

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/qyty7y6a.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/a5umu8us.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/neny8uve.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/yhy9y2aj.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/03/e4y8eha8.jpg)
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on April 02, 2013, 06:09:24 PM
looks great Rich
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on May 06, 2013, 06:36:17 PM
Nice Beef...I guess your home woes were fixed nicely!!! Well done!!!

yes they have been ,, ,what a  nightmare that was
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: TMB on May 07, 2013, 01:29:10 PM
Looks good , but I have to ask.  With the vent tube on top of the box won't that cause moister to build up in the unit?

I was told to leave at least 1 in gap between the vent and the box .   
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on May 07, 2013, 02:13:15 PM
with my  install i do not  run a  vent of any  kind between the  smoker and top vent also generally  run with the doors open either way i dont have  any problems
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Skishy on October 28, 2013, 12:50:58 PM
Where did you guys pick up those tool sheds? I am trying to find a pair for my smokers. Also what dimensions are those tool sheds?
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on October 28, 2013, 02:26:51 PM
try at lowes or home depot roughly 72 inch high. 30 inch wide and 20 inch deep. some are  deeper, wider and taller,,, you may  want to get one twice as wide to house both of your smokers and equipment
Title: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: BigRich on December 07, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
They used to made by Rubbermaid but now it's Suncast.  I've seen them at Hone Depot and Ace Hardware.

The tube runs through the shed and is taped onto the top of the smoker.  I have had absolutely zero issues with condensation.  I do live in Florida though.  It may be different for you folks up North.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Maximus1959 on December 07, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
Love the shed. Gonna copy you. It rains here in Seattle. Right now it is freezing 19 degrees.
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on December 08, 2013, 06:22:19 AM
cool,  lots of people have sheds for there  smoker which is  good,,, some  build wooden shelving in theres for  storage. also place a  large  vent over the  vent of the smoker,.,, the  best  way is lay  a duct on the top of the  smoker   where the  vent  is  then go straight up  through the roof of the  shed and use a  sealant to prevent  leaks. also make this  part  flexible or  easily  removable  if you  have to  pull out your  smoker to work on it
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: Shasta bob on October 22, 2014, 07:30:35 PM
Beefman where did you get the parts for your vent?
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: tskeeter on October 23, 2014, 08:51:31 AM
Bob, based on the labels, it looks like Beefmann's vent parts came from Home Depot.  Starting at the vent on the smoker, 1 section of 4" steel vent pipe, cut to length.  From air filtration aisle.  Above the roof of the shed 1 4" PVC T fitting and 2 4" round drain grates.  These are found in the garden section, with the drain pipe and the like.  I suspect that Beefmann picked up a tube of silicone caulk from the paint department, too.  To seal around where the vent comes through the roof of his shed.  (Note that it is possible that Beefmann's components are 3" not 4" dimension.  I'm not sure what size I bought when I did something similar to my smoker shed.)

When I installed the steel vent pipe for my shed, I made a semi permanent attachment between the pipe and the smoker.  I removed the vent damper and cut some tabs on the end of the vent pipe to match the spacing of the vent openings.  I stuck the tabs through the vent openings and then, from the inside of the smoker, I bent the tabs back so the vent pipe is attached to the smoker cabinet.

One thing that I found with my plastic smoker shed is that I needed to leave a door open in order for the smoker to get enough air circulation to exhaust properly.  When I tried to smoke with the doors closed during cold, rainy, windy weather, the smoke didn't exhaust well and what I was smoking ended up kind of sooty, very similar to what happens when you smoke with the vent completely closed.  (You don't have to ask why I can make that comparison.)  To allow for adequate air flow, I have cut additional air inlet vents into the shed.  I made the new vents at least twice as big, in  total square inches for all vents, as the vent on the smoker.  And I covered the vent holes with 4" X 10" louvered vent covers that have insect screen on them, to keep pests from taking up residence in the smoker shed.  (The air inlet vents are twice as big as the vent on the smoker cabinet because the insect screen on the vent covers reduces the air flow through the air inlet vents by about 50%.)  The vent covers are another Home Depot item, that can be found near the shingles and other roofing materials. 
Title: Re: beefmanns new smoker digs
Post by: beefmann on October 23, 2014, 04:53:51 PM
all parts are from home depot, and also sealed around the tube  with silicone... tskeeter was  right on the  money