need advice on my build

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by bubba mcnabb, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    I started building a smoker and now I'm stumped on were to put my stack and how far down to have it in my tank any advice is greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

     
  3. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

     
  4. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    I got 4" pipe going from my fire box and got 3/4" holes every 3 or 4 inches and dampner on the end
     
  5. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    .sorry wrong thread
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  6. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Did I post in wrong place?
     
  7. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would be worried about the firebox pipe, I honestly don't think you will get much heat through there for that chamber.

    But as far as the stack goes, I always suggest to folks to drop it an inch or two if coming from the top, you can always use an adjustable piece of flashing inside if you want to drop it further.

    Also 4" seems small can you go 5"?

    Wait for Ribwhizzard to chime in, the man knows his stuff!
     
  9. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't think you will get any draw through that pipe, sorry to seem negative, but you may need to make some changes.
     
  10. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    The inlet from FB-CC seems small to me and i dont know itll draft correctly.

    For the exhaust stack ive always tended to have a better when the stack is flush with inside when mounting to the top or back. When mounting on the side i always build an angled box for it and in my cases it helpw with draft cause its not having to make a 90 degree turn from inside pit to up the stack.
     
  11. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    What are dimensions of your tabk and firebox?
     
  12. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Ok thanks. I'll have to measure when I get home. Don't worry about the negativity I've just kind of been throwing this together with stuff laying around the house and winging it lol
     
  13. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    We're here to help and im all about people stepping outside the box with their builds. It makes it their own ya know. But with dimensions we can get you some solid numbers to go off of.
     
  14. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Would 4" pipe be good for my stack size also?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2014
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    from the looks of your chamber I wiould go 5", but before you go any further, have you referred to the pit calculator?  There's a link in my signature, I would do your calculations and post them here for some advice before you go any further, more pics too, especially of that firebox.
     
  16. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    Depending size of cook chamber i would say 5" stack. 20" chamber - 4", 24" 5"-6" and 30" 6"+.
     
  17. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    You got me lost on the last part of your post. CrazyQ. You talking about length of cooking chamber? Bc thats about 56" between the caps?
     
  18. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    Width. How deep. Like my pit is 24"x66".
     
  19. bubba mcnabb

    bubba mcnabb Smoke Blower

    Cooking surface area is 59x29"
     
  20. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    Id definitly go with at least a 5" stack but probably would step up to a 6".
     

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