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It can be less as the friction inside the CC has been reduced through the use or tuning plates.... I wouldn't reduce it by more than 10%..... because, there could have been problems with the original calculations..... I have read Aliens tutorial on how they arrived at the calculator.... They took all the data from all the smokers and crunched the numbers..... not actually testing each smoker... just using figures obtained from members.... That in itself is OK, but, smokers that had overheated FB's were also used..... I took a stab at a 50% increase and passed that on to folks that had problems.... high FB temps.... high fuel consumption and low heat in the CC.... realized the problem and a SWAG ensued that worked.... 45% could have worked .... 40% could have worked..... but considering the situation, and realizing the outcome and success folks have had, I ain't willing to screw with the numbers....
OK After more hrs. of reading threads i have decided to scratch the tune plates and go w/ standard reverse flow . I have 2 questions.
1) On the firebox, is it necessary to have the top of the firebox on the same plane as the cc/fb opening or is there any advantage or dis advantage to having it 2" to 3" above the opening ? I do plan to have a warmer on top ?
2) Is there an advantage to the smoke stack going straight out the center of the cc at the fb end or can it be offset toward the rear ?
Any input is greatly appreciated .
Edited by rs63 - 2/27/15 at 11:20am