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damper in firebox

post #1 of 5
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I have a question about putting a damper in my firebox to help control the temp. my firebox is 24" x 24"x  24" with a fire basket to hold wood and charcoal. is this a good idea or not. I control my temps now by adding enough wood or charcoal to keep the temps between 275 & 300.

 

Thanks

 

Poppa D

post #2 of 5
I believe the best way to control temps is NOT with a damper between fire box and cook chamber but with a sealed fire box and air vents into the fire box like the one in this link:
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/content/type/61/id/351477/
post #3 of 5
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Thanks, I do have two air vents in the firebox one on each side opposite the door. I will just close them off as needed to control the temps.

 

thanks

 

Poppa D

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Thanks, I do have two air vents in the firebox one on each side opposite the door. I will just close them off as needed to control the temps.

 

thanks

 

Poppa D

 

Read this post and look at the vents on the door in post 4, you may want to add a smaller vent directly across from the opening into the cook chamber to help move the air along its way, it seems to give better overall control.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/172056/24-3-8-wall-pipe-45-smoker#post_1261597

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Thanks I will do that.

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