Originally Posted by portsmokers
I would like to see picture from the end of the top of your chamber doors until you finished it with the chimney and fule liner like how you builded throw your way up.
Good evening port.
Flue liners are a standard length. I "think" they are 2 ft. From the point I brought the cook chamber together, I set one flue liner.
Once you get your cook chamber as tall as you'd like, you start stepping it down on all 4 sides 1in. at a time. Before you close it up, you want to stucco the stepped in part so the smoke will flow out smooth.
This is the last picture I have before finish. The flue liner is set. When you step your veneer brick into the flue liner you want to leave a 1in. space between them. This is for thermal expansion. When you get to the stopping point, you close the top off. You can go as high as you want. The taller it is the faster it will draw.
I used 12X12 liners. The reason I went this big was to match the fireplace beside it. 8X8 is plenty big enough. Just step your brick down to the size you need. Get you liner and go to it. The reason I say that is, an 8X8 liner may actually be 7X7. The diminutions they give you are before they kiln the liners. They shrink big time.
I'd love to see what you have so far. Start a thread so we can all enjoy your awesome smoker.
I hope this helps. If you have questions, please ask.