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New backyard smoker build

Postby JVara » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 pm

Hello everyone. So I have a 36” long by 18” wide pipe that I want to set up for my backyard smoker. For my fire box I have a 22” long by 16” wide pipe. Is my fire box to big? If so does anyone have any suggestions on the length? Another question is how do I offset the firebox to the main pit? Never fabricated one before. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:30 am

Howdy and Welcome - - - be patient and let our working/pit building Pros have a chance to see this :tup: :salut:
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:36 am

Welcome to the forum JVara.

Here is a link to the calculator. I have plugged in some numbers for you that will work if you have any questions please ask away.
Link to BBQ Pit Calculator
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby JVara » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:39 pm

k.a.m. wrote:Welcome to the forum JVara.

Here is a link to the calculator. I have plugged in some numbers for you that will work if you have any questions please ask away.
Link to BBQ Pit Calculator


Thanks for the information. Do u think the current size of my fire box would work? I want to be able to use the fire box to in as well.
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby JVara » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:40 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Howdy and Welcome - - - be patient and let our working/pit building Pros have a chance to see this :tup: :salut:


Thanks.
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby JVara » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:08 am

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Can’t decide if I want a reverse flow or standard offset. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:08 pm

JVara wrote:
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Can’t decide if I want a reverse flow or standard offset. Anyone have any suggestions?

Your firebox will work at that size. While it is not ideal once you learn the cooker you will be fine.
Personally I would do tuning plates but I am partial to them.
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Re: New backyard smoker build

Postby amusick10 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:08 am

k.a.m. wrote:
JVara wrote:
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Can’t decide if I want a reverse flow or standard offset. Anyone have any suggestions?

Your firebox will work at that size. While it is not ideal once you learn the cooker you will be fine.
Personally I would do tuning plates but I am partial to them.


Same here, you get all the perks of reverse flow without being tied to it.



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