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Jim Sloan
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Risk everything, regret nothing.
Risk everything, regret nothing.

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Late 60s Camaro and 2016 Challenger ready to roll

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So, I decided I wanted to change how the driveway came in. Called a contractor, they wanted $10k to prep the new driveway, lay about 60ft of concrete (about what the old driveway has) and tear out the old concrete. Well, so far, I've spent about $250 (the cost of the rental of the bobcat), I can get the 60 ft of concrete laid for another $1500-2500, and a load of crush-n-run for a few hundred to finish out what isn't concrete, and then rent a jackhammer and bobcat again to clean up the old concrete for another $400. That'll save me almost $7000 to do it myself.

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Started on the front porch. Will be adding more as it progresses.

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Planned on building this over the weekend but ended up redesigning it midway through and had to purchase more lumber and then had to work around the rain to finish it. Only took 4 weeks to do a weekend project :)

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Day 4 of smoker build. All that is left to do is finish up all the welds, hang the doors, build the chimney, cut and weld in the reverse plate/water tray and put in the cooking racks
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7/12/15
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Day 3 of the smoker build. Ran into an issue around 10 with the welder, had to go find parts to fix. lost 4 hours of the day getting parts and the welder fixed before able to continue.
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7/11/15
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Day two of the smoker build. Rained all morning, didn't get started until after 1pm. Spent the next 5 hours building the other end of the smokebox where the firebox and chimney will be.The single hardest section to put together.
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7/4/15
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Day one of the smoker build.
Reverse flow insulated smoker, 4 ft long, 3 ft tall, 3 ft deep on a 4x8 trailer.
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Building the prototype Li'l Big Jim Smoker
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