Well, I got he Oil Tank home yesterday! I didn't get as much done to it as I had hoped, but I did get some general layout designing done. Let me know your thoughts.
Tank came in at the following measurements:
67" Long by 42" tall by 261/2" wide:
Starting point for RF plate and Cooking Rack locations.
RF plate will be 14" from bottom of tank (1/3 the total height.) First Cooking Rack will be placed 5" above the RF plate. I believe I read on here somewhere it should be between 41/2" to 6" above RF plate, but I may be wrong.
Another pic of side. Dotted line represents the RF plate. Solid lines represent cooking grates. Cooking grates will be 4" apart from each other.
View of the side where the FB will attach. Using Feldon's website, I was given the value of 21.80 as the diameter of the half moon opening, thus an 11" Radius.
Close-up of FB to CC opening.
Thoughts on where to end the RF plate. At 221/2" it would be 1/3 the length of entire smoker. At 11" it would be 1/6 the length, and at 51/2" it would be 1/12 the length. I'm leaning towards 11", but not certain about that right now. I'm sure i saw a calculator for that info somewhere, but do not know where at this point.
The layout of the RF plate and Coking grates will allow me 7" of clearance from the top rack to the actual top of the Smoker. Should be just enough room to fit some chickens or other foods.
That's a bout as far as I got yesterday, but plan to get more accomplished this week. BTW, it is sitting full of H2O and Dawn right now to clean it out. If I get that done today, I'll be a happy camper.
Thanks for lookin'!!
Edited by MikeMcKinney - 6/30/13 at 12:36pm