Then large valve bung had to be cut off the end of the cylinder. This is an old 125 lb. Refrigerant cylinder.m Approx. 12" dia x 36" long. The hole is now filled in with a piece of plate.
The door was cut out 1/4 of the diameter.
This view shows the heat deflector plate extending into over half of the CC area. Is this too far? Should it be cut back some? There is very little space between this plate and the Reverse Flow Baffle which will be about 1" above this and extends the whole length down to about the weld line of the cylinder.. This should allow lots of space for the smoke to get around.
This is a side view of the plenum I am making to support the 3" dia.stainless Steel chimney.
I flanged the end of the FB as this is where the loading door will sit against. I picked up some rope gasket material for this today and will attach the gasket to the door.
I made a stainless cooking grate out of stainless angle and stainless mesh. It was originally going to slid in and out on angles, but it sits down inside nice and flush, so I will leave it this way. The RF baffle will extend just slightly past the grate on the left.
The Door for the CC is just sitting in place temporarily. I have drilled out all the holes for plug welds from the other side and will weld them next week. Then the paint comes off.
Once I cut into the end of the CC, I will close up the face of the chimney plenum adapter.
This was a preliminary view of the FB before the flange to show the "floating" heat shield.
I have the bottom of the cart built with wheels. Next step is to add the risers and attach this assembly to the cart.
Heat shield is one piece from FB into CC.
I'm really not sure about the length of this. If i should cut it shorter, now would be the time!
I tried to follow all of the wonderful tips and suggestions along the way that you all have offered. I thank you very much for all this info. If you have any suggestions, please offer them. I'm getting close to "the point of no return"! lol