Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by bwedel24, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. ok the bbq pit calculator says I need101 square inches of firebox to cook chamber opening... i just installed my 7 inch diameter pipe yesterday connecting the 2 (in my head thinking it would be ok).  Can I put some extra peices of pipe between the 2 to increase the opening?

    Also, Instead of have 1 stack on my RFS.... the calculator says 1 stack would have to be 32 inches tall, could I have 2 stacks almost side by side and then reduce the height of the stacks?

    PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPP... need to do this soon!


  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang, I come up with 38.5" with a 7" pipe so you would need 2.5 times more then the seven inch pipe.

    I never built a smoker but I'm curious where you're getting your info from. Are you building a BIG smoker?

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  3. Yes, 55gal drum firebox and 250 or 275 gallon tank and the meat chamber.  So can I have more than one smoke stack to reduce the height of an idividual one'?

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