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Horizontal smoker help

Postby Lisaac » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:09 am

Ok first off I flunked math badly. So I need to borrow someone else's brain power for a moment. I have a horizontal propane tank 24"x 84" 155lbs the firebox will be 22"x24"x24" what should the 1/2 moon opening be with a 2" grease lip? What would be the highest measurement and what would be the widest? Also the chimney is 5"x 27". Thanks in advance and thanks for passing math.
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby BluDawg » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:37 am

I'd keep the grease lip to 1", measure up 5" from the bottom draw a line then measure down 4" from that line for the lip & connect the Rads between the base & the altitude so the altitude line is 16" long where the Rads intersect it.
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby BluDawg » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:50 am

I'd keep the grease lip to 1", measure up 5" from the bottom draw a line then measure down 4" from that line for the lip & connect the Rads between the base & the altitude so the altitude line is 16" long where the Rads intersect it.
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:28 am

You would need a half moon 16.5" wide x 8.25" tall to have a grease bridge 1.5" to 2" tall. this would put you back into the recommended 101.38 Sq. in. firebox to cooking chamber opening.
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby Lisaac » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:54 am

Much thanks guys!! I actually was able to fabricate the 2 door hinges and complete the cuts on the doors. Project is moving along nicely and you have cured my biggest hurdle.
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:23 pm

Aaaaaand this is why I don't read blueprints!!
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Re: Horizontal smoker help

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:00 pm

Txdragon wrote:Aaaaaand this is why I don't read blueprints!!

Never used prints or Cad to design a cooker. The calculator is a nice tool to get your openings correct where the cooker will breathe as it was intended without a lot of trial and error.
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