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Angle of stove pipe question

post #1 of 4
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Does the angle of my stove pipe from my SFB and CC make an enormous difference? I am building a unit similar to ATCNick's but the area my firebox will sit seems to flood a lot. If I elevated the SFB a little and irrigated it will be fine but might have to route the pipe down and back up.
post #2 of 4

How extreme of a dip are you talking?  A couple of inches or in feet?

 

Since you will basically have a small fire in the box to generate smoke, the main smoke chamber will (should) act like a big chimney and should provide draft for you and that will assist in making up for a few ups and downs in the piping...

 

Now, I am assuming that you are talking about Nick's cold smoker that he built...

 

Charlie

post #3 of 4
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Well the hot/cold cedar smoker yea. Not sure how much of a dip.
post #4 of 4

Keep this in mind, when our ancestors started smoking meat, they didn't have all of the information we do now; it worked for them...

 

The main thing to keep in mind is that heat wants to rise due to physics and will find a way to do so.  Now, in its journey to rise, it may get blocked a bit and create a hot spot, but the heat will continue until the hotspot is undercut and the heat finds a way out if the route is open.

 

Now, the next argument is; well I'm cold smoking so there's no heat....  Well, if it's smoke, it is heat and will find a way to rise...

 

I'd say build it as you can, try and keep it as unobstructed as possible, and see how it goes...

 

Charlie

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