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Need help for convection plate build

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Does anyone have suggestions for what size holes for a convection plate to put at the same level of my deflector plate on my old country bbq wrangler? what do you think for about 1/4 inch holes gradually going to 1 inch holes near the exhaust.

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That's what I did w/ mine and it works great. I used 1/8" 316 S.S.

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Originally Posted by Smokey Bruin View Post
 

That's what I did w/ mine and it works great. I used 1/8" 316 S.S.

thanks smokey, i went ahead with 1/4 inch tuning plates. still playing with em.

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Does anyone have suggestions for what size holes for a convection plate to put at the same level of my deflector plate on my old country bbq wrangler? what do you think for about 1/4 inch holes gradually going to 1 inch holes near the exhaust.

have you completed your convection plate build? I am considering one for my Old Country BBQ Pecos smoker and looking for input. 

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i went with tuning plates instead of a one piece convection plate

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have you completed your convection plate build? I am considering one for my Old Country BBQ Pecos smoker and looking for input. 

post #6 of 12
Still, do you have any pictures? Would sure help me decide
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picture should be there
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picture should be there

did you have to weld some rails or rest the plates on the sides of the smoker?
post #10 of 12
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Sorry for the short answer earlier. I was at work. Well it is just resting on the sides of the smoker. No welding. The reason is sometimes you might need to move them around.
post #11 of 12
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You have to get your fire going and get a stable temp. Then move them around. The thing with a one piece convection plate is that you are stuck with the set up. There's no way to tell if your hole sizes and spacing is going to give you even temps until you actually try it out. Then you will have to cut the metal again
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Originally Posted by Fisher6688 View Post

You have to get your fire going and get a stable temp. Then move them around. The thing with a one piece convection plate is that you are stuck with the set up. There's no way to tell if your hole sizes and spacing is going to give you even temps until you actually try it out. Then you will have to cut the metal again

I see. Well I am going to give the tuning plates a try.
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