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Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby Mattm » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:46 pm

Hey y'all, I have begun my first pit on a trailer and want to incorporate a warmer on the fire box, I was wanting suggestions on how to build it, do i leave a gap between the box's, should I make the side walls one peace as far as the fire box and warmer being one sheet of steel. Any help with be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please post pics if you have some. :D
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby Mule rider » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:46 pm

Hi Matt , post some pics so we can see what you are working with. :lol:
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby Mattm » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:48 pm

It's a work in progress that I just started. I'm picking up the new axle, leaf springs, fenders tommrow, but this is just the beginning. The trailer is on blocks now with old suspension taken off it.
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Postby Mattm » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:49 pm

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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:04 am

You could carry your firebox plate up to create the three sides of your warmer I have seen a lot done that way. I usually build the box with no bottom and weld it to the top of the firebox. The firebox top is the bottom of warmer.
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby Mattm » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:30 pm

That sounds good. It would probably look cleaner that way also. How hot does yours usually get and hold at?
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby k.a.m. » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:21 pm

When cooking around 275° the warmer runs between 165° and 200°.
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby Mattm » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:40 am

Temps that high you could also cool ribs in it couldn't You? Smoke them for an hour and half or so and then finish them in the warmer.
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Re: Advice/ideas/question for trailer pit warmer

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 am

Mattm wrote:Temps that high you could also cool ribs in it couldn't You? Smoke them for an hour and half or so and then finish them in the warmer.

I guess you could I have a slide door on mine that allows heat/smoke to enter it if I choose to do so.. I just use it to keep my pans of food warm though.
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