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Post Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:20 pm
AndyC medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 87
Location: Oshkosh, WI

All Done! I gave the wood on the handles and the shelf a little stain also. If any one else tries to do this, make sure that yout grill is as air tight as you can get it before painting. close all vents, and seal any cracks or holes with tape.

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Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:11 am
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 5365
Location: Damascus, Maryland
AWWWW! This is a bunch of B.S.! You took this picture when you bought it!

Nice job! I was real impressed with the cleaning you did on the inside . It's a bear to get all the gunk outta there.

Call me to set up an appointment to do mine (smoker that is).

YB

Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:19 am
Vinsect well done
well done

Posts: 576
Location: Middle Tennessee
Is that a propane regulator in the bottom of the picture?
If it aint broke, Break it!
Then rebuild it better.

Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:29 am
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 5365
Location: Damascus, Maryland
Sure looks like it! Good Catch. NB offered an lp starter option awhile back and good on ya for getting one. How's it work? Save time? Or is it a maint. pain?

YB

Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:36 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 4272
Location: York, PA
Boy that is an excellent restoration.
It really does look brand new!

What is the make of that beauty, where did you get it? If they still make it with a propane assist like that, it may be just what I'm looking for!

Tell me more!!
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Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:54 am
BBcue-Z well done
well done

Posts: 3030
Location: Atlanta-GA
Grand,
Char Griller offers a propane igniter with their horizontal smoker. I have the grill and I love it. I’ve been considering picking up one of those igniters they coast only $11.99.
Here is the link:
http://www.chargriller.com
And the grill is available at Lowes for $119.00 and $49.00 for the side firebox.

Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:14 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
well done
well done

Posts: 12904
Location: Texas
I can already tell the foods gonna taste better. You did a fantastic job refurbishing your smoker. As several have mentioned, it looks as good as new.
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Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:29 am
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 5365
Location: Damascus, Maryland
AndyC's is a New Braunfels which is now owned by Charbroil. Brinkmann also makes a clone and they offer a propane igniter but it's 90 bucks

www.brinkmanncorp.com/acb/showprod.cfm? ... roup_ID=15

Chargriller looks good too . How thick is the metal. I'd be worried about burn thru.

The New Braunfels, Charbroil and Brinkman are made from 1/4" stock

YB

Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:32 am
AndyC medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 87
Location: Oshkosh, WI

Thanks! This is a new Braunfels - Black diamond smoker, it’s about 4 years old, and I think I got it from home depot, not sure on that though.

http://www.nbsmoker.com/smokers.html

Looks like they don't come with the igniter or the Temperature Gauge anymore but they do offer them on their website

http://www.nbsmoker.com/accessories3.html

This thing is built like a tank and since we have been through so much, it seemed like a shame to give up on her.

The igniter does help but I don't use very often at all. If I am doing charcoal I find a chimney works better and I don't like all that nasty charcoal smoke lining the walls of my chamber and getting on my grates. If am using wood, I still do some charcoal in the chimney then place the wood chunks or logs on the hot coals. The igniter comes in handy when I am doing long smoking with wood and I need to add a few new pieces and whatever is in the fire box is not going to light up the new pieces.
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Post Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:15 pm
Vinsect well done
well done

Posts: 576
Location: Middle Tennessee
That is a beautiful restoration job. Zep makes a stainless steel cleaner that really polishes up those black powder paint finishes awesome too. I think it actually looks better on dark paints than it does on stainless steel. I have the newer Char-Broil version of that smoker. They've had a bad batch not too long ago with chipping paint. I think mine may be one of them. I bought mine right before Christmas and I'm chipping paint off already. Anyway, its still under warranty.

Cool ignitor too.
If it aint broke, Break it!
Then rebuild it better.

Post Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:05 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 5365
Location: Damascus, Maryland
Hey, hey!

I was just going back over your restoration project on oyur smoker.

How has it held up?

What paint did you use?

Where ARE you?

YB

Post Mon May 03, 2004 7:03 pm
AndyC medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 87
Location: Oshkosh, WI

Its holding up well actually. I used RustOleum 1200 degree paint http://www.cornerhardware.com/item_263268/Paint-Supplies/Spray-Paint/Heat-Resistant-Paints/RustOleum-12-Oz-BBQ-Black-Heat-Resistant-Spray-Pa.html

I'm in good ol Oshkosh Wisconsin. I actually recenly moved here from Minneapolis, MN but either way we have the elements to make rust.
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Post Mon May 03, 2004 7:58 pm
Airfoils well done
well done

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Hi andy, sorry I missed out on this thread somehow. Looks like great work!

Post Mon May 03, 2004 9:20 pm
RichD medium-well
medium-well

Posts: 280
Location: New Jersey
Hey AndyC. Nice restoration job. I have the Charbroil version and love it.
How many coats of paint did yoou use?
I used the same paint last year to restore my patio fireplace and I don't think I used enough coats. It didn't take long for the heat and waether to start the rust process again.
I going to have to refinish it again this year. My fault for not doing the job right the first time I think.

RichD

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