Half moon cutout?

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Half moon cutout?

Postby Welder10 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:59 pm

My smoker is 24"x 48". My ID is 23 1/4". My question is, if I leave 1 1/2" at the bottom of my cooking chamber, how many inches up should I cut the half moon cutout. My firebox will be 20" x 20" x 20". Thanks in advance.
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Re: Half moon cutout?

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:07 am

You need a 13" x 6.5" half moon. You would start at top of your 1.5" with the bottom of your half moon. You can manipulate the opening anyway you like as long as you end up with the required 64 Sq. in.
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http://www.thesmokering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68625
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Re: Half moon cutout?

Postby Welder10 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:35 am

Thank you, that was very helpful. Exactly what I needed.
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Re: Half moon cutout?

Postby Welder10 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:57 am

Thank you for your help, do you think I'm on the right track with this build?
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Worked on the cutout last night.
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Also put the rf drain in.
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Re: Half moon cutout?

Postby Welder10 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:49 am

If I where to build a warming box 24" x 24" x 48" on the opposite side of the fire box, what size inlet and vent would I need to put on it? And, would it affect the heat in the cooking chamber?

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