So, I have always wanted to build a trailer mounted smoker. I have actually been thinking about it and planning it out in my head for a long time (possibly years). One day a couple of weeks ago my Dad comes up to me and asks if I knew anybody that wanted this huge boiler out of the basement of a rental house that he bought. Of course being the junk collector that I am, I had to volunteer myself. I soon discovered why he wasn’t interested in removing it himself…it is ridiculously heavy.
The hidden treasure! It had been decommissioned long ago and set aside to rot away, until I came along to give it another life!
It was too wide to fit through the door as is, so we got out the torch and Gertrude the helper dog assisted in taking 2″ off the side of the boiler.
You can just barely see the 2″ PVC pipe underneath it that we used to roll it around like old school Egyptians building a pyramid.
Tractor lifting apparatus
Negative, didn’t fit…
Had to push it back down the stairs then cut off the overly thick walled exhaust stack.
Like a dog through the cat door.
Here she awaits outside in all her glory, for me to come back with my trailer and pick’er up.
As you can see from a side view, this thing was destined to be a BBQ smoker. I have enough axles, springs, wheels, tires, shocks, and supplies to hopefully get this thing built without buying much.
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