More cooking space is always worth it..... Also, you could lower the stack to the cooking grate .... No space lost.... Dave
Thanks Dave, I take it I should not follow the measurements on that drawing. Not sure I could fit that much intake vent space on my little firebox... ;)
How would I figure out the dimensions/volume of the plenum? What would it be based on?
Woohoo Fire Box parts are ready! My dad is going to pick them up while I'm stuck at work. Maybe I can get an early jump on it before the weekend. He can show me how to work the welder and stuff (it's his) before he heads out of town this weekend. So pumped.
Argh! Went to start welding my fire box together and realized I screwed up my drawing I gave to the fab shop for the side with the vents... Was supposed to be wide and I drew it tall so the vents run up the side not across the bottom... Looks like I need to go back to the fab shop on Monday. At least I can get them to cut the FB-CC opening in the firebox side. I don't have the tools to cut it myself.
So that makes this weekend kind of a bust... unless I can cut the CC door. I didn't really want to cut it until I had the FB welded on so I don't warp anything.
Really bummed out and just feeling sorry for myself.
Thinnest available at my local hardware store was 1/8".
Go to home depot or lowes, they stock em right there. The thinner ones cut faster, You can get them up to 6"...and stick with the larger Dia wire, you really shouldnt be welding with less than .035 flux core for the firebox work, flange and detail work you can go with .030 solid. If your welder can handle .045, it will lay a nicer bead on the thicker pieces.
Is there a welding supply store near you ?? Farm supply stores usually have welding supplies.... Also, at 1 1/2 hrs drive, mail order would be cheaper....