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Choochanator 5000 is done!!

post #1 of 19
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Old hot water tank converted to a rf smoker. Dave was right on my door, i thought over sized air inlet would be better, i was wrong.

now lets cook!!!!

post #2 of 19
Great looking build! Show us some smoke!

POINTS!
post #3 of 19
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If I knew how to load a video I would!!! I love this thing works good, should have gone with bigger wheels though.
post #4 of 19
Congrats on a very nice build..... I'm glad it works well for you.....

Dave
post #5 of 19
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If I knew how to load a video I would!!! I love this thing works good, should have gone with bigger wheels though.


In the reply box is an icon you can click on for loading a video.....
post #6 of 19
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You were spot on about the door Dave. I am running a 2.5" chimney and did the calculations for volume, I wonder would I benefit from swapping it out for a 3" chimney, oh guru of smoke.
post #7 of 19
Check the FB temperature.... It should be close the CC temp when running... Maybe 100 degrees higher if everything is drawing properly...

Adding a second air inlet, across from the FB/CC opening, will reduce the FB "overtemp" problem IF the stack is large enough to accommodate the air flow...

What was the recommended stack size from the calculation...
post #8 of 19
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Recomended with the 2.5 is 47" and with a 3" it was 32". I couldn't run the 3" with the old style door (top load) due to interference, but with that welded shut I could do a transition box and install 3". Just don't know if I will benefit much, fire box temp is good and the unit is very easy to regulate temps.
post #9 of 19
I would stay with it.... If you felt like doing a test in a year or so, change it to the 3" x 32 and see just what the difference is...

Of course we would expect a thread describing the operational difference... Could help someone in the future...
post #10 of 19

Isaac, that is a beautiful build. I love the wood you used for the counters. Lets see it put to use now!!!

post #11 of 19
I have to agree with Thomas, that wood adds a great touch. Very nice attention to details. It's the little things that set these builds over the top. Well done!
Kyle
post #12 of 19
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Well I did a few cooks with the 2.5" chimny and I had a hard time getting thin blue smoke, it seemed like the cc was backed up with smoke, so, me being the can't let something not be right I swapped out the 2.5"@ 49" for a beefy 3" @ 38" and wow what a diffrrence. Worked awesome nice smoke all day, I did pulled pork on Saturday.
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post #14 of 19

Nice smoker, a couple of comments, I would put a vent higher up on you FB door across from the CC / FB opening  it will really help.  Also not trying to upset the apple cary git I would go with a 3.5 to 4 inch stack   You will be happier in the long run

 

Gary

post #15 of 19
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Whats the advantage to a second air inlet across from the fb cc opening?

post #16 of 19
Better control of the smoker and they use less fuel...

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post #17 of 19
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If my air inlet is 15in sq, what size should I be looking at for a secondary?
post #18 of 19
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And how high up should it be? Centred on the FB cc opening?
post #19 of 19
Like the FB picture on the right.... across from the FB/CC opening...
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