"New" Pig cooker

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"New" Pig cooker

Postby Glenn_S » Sat May 06, 2023 12:48 pm

So I apparently have a new project. I work for a long-term care organization and one of our sites had this pig cooker sitting for 15 years in their garage. They wanted to know if we (IT Dept) wanted it. Of course I said yes! Now, we do cooking comps, particularly BBQ comps, so this fits right in.

When I got to it, the tires were flat, the lights need re-wiring, and the "stack" is a joke. Well, the tires aired up and have held air for over a week. I cleaned it out and it is in amaxing shape for sitting for so long. The last registration was in 2003 so it hasn't seen the road since then.

I need to get some new expanded metal for a grate, our site engineer will be welding on a real stack and we may even add a side firebox to have it also be able to smoke. Of course a good paint job will also help...

As I found it:
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After I got it back to our garage and cleaded out a bit:
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More pics to come as I work on it...
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby Rambo » Sat May 06, 2023 1:07 pm

You lucky Dog :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby GRailsback » Sat May 06, 2023 1:48 pm

Nice score. Not sure I would drag it to far with those dry rotted tires though.
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat May 06, 2023 2:00 pm

GRailsback wrote:Nice score. Not sure I would drag it to far with those dry rotted tires though.


I agree and those small radius tires really make lots of revolutions at Hwy Speeds - - - :whiteflag:
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby spacetrucker » Sat May 06, 2023 3:23 pm

What OUP said, at 55 mph, those small wheels are likely moving at close to 90 MPH
There are lots of others on here much more qualified to comment on a fire box and stack, however me being the open mouth and insert foot that I am....
http://www.feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html
is where I would begin to calculate the needed capacity for each...
there now I get athlete's tongue.
Looks like you have a great starter if you are going to get on the comp circuit.
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby k.a.m. » Mon May 15, 2023 9:26 am

Congratulations Nice project :D
I look forward to following your progress. :D
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby Glenn_S » Thu Jun 08, 2023 8:00 pm

Well, as usual, life happens. I haven't had a chance to do anything with this as my wife went in the hospital on May 14 and just got out Monday.

I'll be back to work Monday and hopefully we will be able to put in some time on this thing. The wheels won't be hitting the road at all because it lives in the garage at our business office and that is where it will be used. No comps, except within our IT Department.
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby OldUsedParts » Thu Jun 08, 2023 8:20 pm

Hope your Wife is doing OK now - - - - those moments can be tuff and I pray things are better for Y'all !
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Re: "New" Pig cooker

Postby Rambo » Fri Jun 09, 2023 6:45 am

Good luck

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