Can't tell you how much I appreciate the compliments. Everything I have incorporated into the smoker I learned by reading this forum. Dave's advice, not only to me but to others, has been invaluable. The RF calculator along with the circle calculator were great helps. There are no new ideas here I just took from others what looked like it work for my build. I read the posts, studied the pictures, listened to the advice and collected ideas for nearly a year before I had the confidence to start. I would like to thank this forum for all the input.
The pipe I used is a piece of scrap I found at my local scrap yard. It is 24 inches long, 24 inches in diameter and is 1/4 inch steel wall. I decided incorporate the ability to level the cook chamber from reading a thread where they were discussing the importance of heat flow and having a level cook chamber. I don't know if it is necessary but it was easy to do at this stage so I did it. I have about a 4 inch lip extending from the top of the FB into the CC to carry the heat into the CC and I plan on placing the RF plate a few inches above that.
I bought a 4 food piece of the same 1/4 wall pipe and if this one works I hope to build a second one using what I learn on my first.
I will post more pictures as I progress.
Again thanks for the nice words