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

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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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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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Turning 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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Impressive my man
 
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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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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.
Yes that is a fail, also in contact with direct high heat. My install is mostly to keep water out.
 

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Rev Tec uses high heat red silicone to seal their barrels from factory. On their website under parts they sell Permatex high heat silicone for repairs. They don't seem to have issues with it burning off from anything I've read.
I am sure there is some temperatures it'll burn off at, but maybe their airflow is better than Traeger's so they don't have those hot spots like we have
 

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Traeger uses black high temp silicone... reach up inside the drum skirt, they use it to seal the skirt to the drum
 
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Ok, so im considering make a last minute change and make this into a reverse flow smoker. Will this make temperatures more even throughout the barrel?
 

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YES but you probably needed to LOWER your intake hole to get the flow to go straight across... then up....
reverse flows are AWESOME but like I said, I should have stopped you while you were welding cuz that's exactly what I was gonna do with the same rig I had.
 

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