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post #21 of 26
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Thank's guys .Now to get the tank in my shop and get to cutting.

post #22 of 26
GH, morning........ Here is my "calculator" that is a take of from Feldons.....
250 gallons x 231 cu in / gallon = 57,750 cu in in the tank.... Run the numbers using this calc. and see what you come up with..... Also consider an opening directly across from the FB/CC opening to help with the heat moving from the FB to the CC..... Some folks have found that to be a good thing....
Using the circle calculator below, makes for more room in the smoker for cooking grates, is what I have found, when figuring the FB/CC opening...

The folks on this forum really do know how to build some of the best smokers you will find.... They are here to help and give great advice...

Dave

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http://www.1728.org/circsect.htm
post #23 of 26
Thanks Dave, I wasn't sure how big mine was for sure on the 250 I'm building. Used your numbers, worked out to 310 gallon, so 300 it is
post #24 of 26
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Hello Dave,

I must agree,everybody here are great folks.I have seen a lot great builds here.I have read a lot of threads that have helped me tremendously.A big thank you to all.

Here is what I came up with.I not sure I understand the circle calculator.Do i need the look at the sector area or segment area for the opening?If i understand right I need to look at segment area.

   I do have plans for a air vent in the door.Is there a minimum size ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

[url=http://feldoncentral.com/bbqcalculator.html?cc=0,0,250,0,0,0,57750.00,19250.00&fb=24,30,30,0,0,21600.00,19250.00,112.2&ch=6,1080.00,38.22&fi=0,0,0,64.80,0&fc=14.84,20.98,172.80]Link to BBQ Pit Calculator[/url]

post #25 of 26
GH.... I guess I should clean up the calculator.... I use it to help folks.... makes it easier for me.....

Anywho.......... The FB/CC opening, as the smoker calculator figures, is the "segment" area in the circle calculator... I usually adjust the "segment Height ED" until the segment area ends up what the FB/CC opening is recommended..... or close......
Then, the Chord AB, is the width of the RF plate......
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 

Thanks Dave

The calculator is great. I wanted to make sure i fully understood it ,before I made a mistake.

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