Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby GRailsback » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:53 pm

Did you do a search on here and find the feldons calculator?
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby Aaronp0412 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:19 pm

Yes I used the calculator. I messed up some how and ended up making the opening bigger than it should of been. Not sure if If there is a good way to fix it without lowering the firebox.
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby Aaronp0412 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:37 pm

I must be off today or something. I just noticed the email at the bottom of the calculator page.
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby GRailsback » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:39 pm

Send an email to that address, you have nothing to lose.
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:47 am

I apologize I have been busy.
Your opening is too large but can be repaired.
Here is the opening you need.
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:54 am

The 6" exhaust will be fine make it 24" tall and build a 8" x 8" plenum and increase your opening on the wall so the heat smoke can travel around the grate.
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Re: Designing my first smoker and I have a few questions

Postby Aaronp0412 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:32 pm

We ended up raising the exhaust so it would be above the grate level.

On the fb to cc opening, instead of removing the fb and lowering it, I used the damper plate to go down to 6.5 inches to make the opening smaller. Do you think that will work? I’ll have to take some more pictures tomorrow.
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