OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

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OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby Daveman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:10 am

I have an Old Country BBQ Pit Pecos. I have done some research online to determine the smoke stack/flue diameter should be. Diameter is 24" and the length is roughly 38" in the smoke chamber. From what I've found the exhaust flue should be 5" diameter which it is but here's the catch. Inside the cooking chamber there is a lip where the exhaust flue meets the cooking chamber and its diameter is only 4". I'm wondering if it would cause any issues for to cut that lip out? I don't see the need for it. The exhaust flue is welded to the cooking chamber.

I'm sure some are going to wonder why i want to cut the lip out... One of the biggest issues is if I'm cooking and a rain storm comes through before the fire goes out for me to put in the garage then that exhaust collects water. such a pain to get out... which if i need too i can always drill a small hole in the bottom of the stack so it can drain. Another reason is i feel like the draft isnt 100%. I have done some mods in the firebox to allow for more air flow. I welded a frame together out of angle iron and welded expanded metal to it for a charcoal basket. I also added angle iron tracks inside the firebox so i can slide the basket in and out. Makes loading fuel so much easier. I can pull the basket out to add fuel instead of putting my hand inside the firebox.

I did also build a convection plate which helps with temperature balance. I can achieve 6-10 degree difference from one side of the cook chamber to the other. I can say the draft issue was present before the convection plate. I'm just wondering now that i have a convection plate does it make since to open the exhaust some?

Check out the attached images. You cab see water in the flue.
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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby Daveman » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:38 am

Here's a few of the modifications i have made so far.
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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby k.a.m. » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:36 pm

I would cut the lip out.
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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby Weaverspitbbq » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:05 pm

Slightly angle the pit drill a hole weld a c shape small hanging clamp ..to hang a bucket to catch the grease ....just a thought
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OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby PinoyPitmaster » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 am

Daveman wrote:Here's a few of the modifications i have made so far.

Any chance the charcoal basket slides out to put more wood/charcoal in? It seems difficult to put wood in Or wood is put in from top? Not sure if opening from top?


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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby AlxG_Cali » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:56 pm

Hello all, new to the forum and first post. Asking for help looking for OC Pecos retailer in Los Angeles Ca. Does anyone know where I can buy one.
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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby Rambo » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:09 pm

AlxG_Cali wrote:Hello all, new to the forum and first post. Asking for help looking for OC Pecos retailer in Los Angeles Ca. Does anyone know where I can buy one.

Try looking on their website
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Re: OC Pecos smoke stack/exhaust modifications?

Postby AlxG_Cali » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:22 pm

Tried searching for the online store the only place that comes up is academy sports but as of now not shopping anything to California over Prop 65.

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