RF Baffel thickness 3/16 vs 1/4

Discussion in 'Reverse Flow' started by ff6849, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. ff6849

    ff6849 Newbie

    Started my build with 113 gallon propane tank (62x24), which is 3/16 steel, my firebox is 1/4 steel (20wx20dx24L). The water pan/tray that will be my baffle for the RF design, does it need to be 1/4 or will 3/16 work.

    On a side note the firebox seems a little big, but according to the calculator it is right.  

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I say the more metal mass the better.  But either one will work.  Nice build!  [​IMG]

    Please head on over to Roll Call & introduce yourself so we can give ya a proper welcome.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto on adiochiro3

    The thinner the metal the more radiant heat. if its an option go with 1/4"

    Looking at your design, You may need to put a baffle in at the firebox side to even temps out.

    I needed to do this on frank




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