starting a new build would appreciate any info

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by dstiltz, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    I am starting a new build. It's a 5ft propane with a 24" diameter. The Firefox is going to be 24-24-18deep . I have a couple questions on where the door should go , the Firefox air intake ,and where should the stack go? I ran some numbers on the calculator. It's going to have 4" chimney that should be 41 " . Is it better to put the chimney right on top or should it go on the side grate level? The fb to cc suppose to have a 83 cubic in opening . Will 16-7 half moon work?
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    Got some work done tonight got the firebox welded up.Instead of doing halfmoon can you do a football cut out?
     
  4. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

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    [/VIDEO]Got some work done tonight got the firebox welded up
     
  5. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    Got some work done tonight got the firebox welded up.Instead of doing halfmoon can you do a football cut out?
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  7. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    I skimmed through a little but i will study it later thanks Dave
     
  8. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    Got some more work done this weekend
     
  9. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

     
  10. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

     
  11. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

     
  12. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    Is it best mount the Firefox on the tank so it is easier to weld on the bottom before you putt legs ? Then cut the hole to the cc. I did learn a trick on cutting the lid, used skill saw with metal blade . Instead of cutting all the way in and then following the line , it worked better by cutting the grove and just following the grove on top and go back and forward till you cut through. I was surprised we only used 2 blades to cut lid. Took about 2 hrs to cut .
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  14. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    What wrong with it Dave i need to know.
     
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Post #6 I linked you a calculator tutorial.....   It explains a lot....
     
  16. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    Your talking about the fb to cc should be 108 . I got it thanks i know you must get tired of getting the same questions asked . Thanks again hope to work some tonight
     
  17. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is what the FB to CC opening looks like for maximum use of space...


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  18. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    I was going to put a upper grate in cc. How far up do most people put their grates?
     
  19. dstiltz

    dstiltz Fire Starter

    The opening from fb to cc should it be what the calculator suggests or is bigger ok and if you go bigger is there a rule by how much?
     

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