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I recently found a propane tank junkyard near my house. I was going to build a reverse flow side box cooker using Feldons calculator but now I am beginning to reconsider.

I now want to build a reverse flow cooker with the FB in the rear/lower of the CC. Will Feldons calculator still work for the vents, exhaust, and opening calculations?

Thanks everybody
Mizskeet
post #2 of 7
For a reverse flow, this tutorial is an improved version of Feldon's....


http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/172425/standard-reverse-flow-smoker-calculator-by-daveomak-and-others-ready-to-use-rev-4#post_1264161
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Thanks Dave.  I am going tank shopping this morning.

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post #5 of 7
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I decided to do the rear mounted FB/RF design witha 250 gallon propane take pictured above.  I came up with the following calculations, do they seem correct?

 

57,750 CCV

231 square inch FB/CC opening - 40"x5.75"

231 square inch area under the RF plate. (That seams awefully small for a cooker this big) (I am having trouble figuring out the actual size of the plate)

231 square inch area at the end of the R/F plate. 115.5 square inches at each end.

19,058 size of FB - 19"Hx17"Wx60"L

3ea 5" long air inlets

6" ID smoke stack 35" high.

 

Everything seams reasonable except the RF plate, I calculate a plate that was 82 inches long and 2 inches wide and I know thats just wrong.

 

Thanks

post #6 of 7
What is the ID of the tank... and length at the welds....
post #7 of 7
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Hi Dave,

 

Ill get you the length at the welds when I get back to the location of the tank.  There is no data plate on the tank.

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