Offset smoker repair and new firebox. Then modify to reverse flow. ( Successful)

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Well went out to prep my offset for next weekend, found it rusting to the ground. Literally the legs were giving out. I bought a Char griller competition pro in spring of 2019, it needed a new firebox, and has been sitting ever since. So i got a new firebox and removed the old one. The grill was gone under the firebox opening. So got my trusty welder out and here we goo.....
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old firebox
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Rusted out barrel end
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New piece welded in
 
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Mount holes drilled
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A little high temp paint. Next seal and install new firebox.
 
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Firebox installed.
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Now finish putting hardware on then ready to go!
 
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Thanks guys. Got it all put back together, im gonna make a baffle system for it tommorrow and fire it up for a couple hours. I'm gonna put the Fireboard probes to check and even out temps.
 

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Wow, very nice work! What the first smoke on it going to be?
 
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Thanks @primeone. Hopefully if all goes well today, it will finish a brisket, burnt ends and pork butt next Saturday.
 
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Tuning plates made, used thick stainless steel
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charcoal basket platform installed
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Charcoal basket installed. Next gonna wheel outside and lighter up!
 
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Is that orange bead Hi-Temp Silicone? If so beware, I tried some in my initial grill mods and it burned up, gave off tons of white smoke till it was gone.
 

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Is that orange bead Hi-Temp Silicone? If so beware, I tried some in my initial grill mods and it burned up, gave off tons of white smoke till it was gone.
Yes it is. Same stuff i used on the first one and didnt have a problem. Its a high temp automotive silicone. But there is not much is on the inside.
 
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Got it dialed in pretty good. All in all im happy!
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Yes it is. Same stuff i used on the first one and didn't have a problem. Its a high temp automotive silicone. But there is not much is on the inside.
Ya you should be fine, I used the same stuff on my first attempt at protecting the drip channel. I used it and some aluminum angle stock, all of it burned up, including the aluminum, on the first test fire. That's when I went all stainless in this high heat area.

Here's the before and after on that fail.
 

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