SIZE OF FIREBOX....................

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SIZE OF FIREBOX....................

Postby LOW-n-SLOW » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:22 am

Ok guys, heres whats going on................I just purchased a fixer upper smoker/grill. It is welded to an axle so I can pull it behind my truck. It is in pretty good shape I just want some modifications so I am gonna have some questions and I want everyones opinions.........

My first one is about the firebox. right now it does not have a seperate firebox. They heated from one side and cooked on the other. So I want to add a firebox for a couple of reasons.........

1..........so I can have more space
2...........because a buddy of mine has a flat surface on the top of his and it cooks eggs and panckaes better than any skillet I have ever seen.

So should the firebox be a certain size in relation to the size of the cooking area...........can it be too big or too small..............

I will be posting pictures and progress reports on the project. This hopefully will turn out to be a great smoker. Rtight now I am using friends and I have one of those small round ones that won't hold much. This one is close to 10 feet long so I can cook more at one time.
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Postby Big Mike » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:56 am

If I remember correctly, the firebox should be about the same as the Diameter of the smoker.

So if your smoker is 24" the firebox should be 24X24.

If smoker is 30" the firebox should be 28-30" x 28-30"
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Postby DATsBBQ » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:32 am

I thing Big Mike has it right. :D
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Postby Ratmo » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:37 am

Say high pockets, what size is the chamber? I've got some pieces round here, that may work, depending one tha size.
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Postby LOW-n-SLOW » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:33 am

I'll measure it and get back to you on that. Right now it is sitting by my cousins barn. I gotta go over there tommorrow night and air the tires up and pull it home. Gonna be a fun project. I got some cool ideas, I just gotta find the extra time and money. LOL
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Postby Ratmo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:31 pm

Say high pockets, waitin on that reply!!
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Postby LOW-n-SLOW » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:51 pm

Sorry Ratmo............got real busy. Will get that for ya asap...............

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