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HI Guys,

 

so I have been contracted to build a smoker that is a vertical smoker with 1500 in height, 1200 in lengh and depth (all in centimetres by the way) 

 

I have used the feldon calculator but it says I need a chimney that is like 3000 inches long? 

 

Being that the firebox is underneath is 600 high and the same lengh and depth what size do I really need to make the opening and chimney height.

 

any help would be good. 

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I recently completed a horizontal smoker with a vertical on the side. Feldon calculator went crazy when I put all my calculations in. 20" dia all the way. I ended up with a 4"dia 12" tall exhaust. The vertical part will act somewhat as exhaust too, just have to make sure you have decent flow so you don't end up with stale smoke while your cooking. I actually tried to get a few more square inches out that could go in so I would have decency flow.
Hope this helps a little
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HI Guys,

 

so I have been contracted to build a smoker that is a vertical smoker with 1500 in height, 1200 in lengh and depth (all in centimetres by the way) 

 

I have used the feldon calculator but it says I need a chimney that is like 3000 inches long? 

 

Being that the firebox is underneath is 600 high and the same lengh and depth what size do I really need to make the opening and chimney height.

 

any help would be good. 

I take it you meant millimeters.  The Feldon calculator doesn't work for vertical insulated smokers, maybe we can work on making a calculator for that.  My experience is the shorter the chimney the better for a vertical smoker.  So you have a smoker 1200mm deep? I think it maybe difficult reach to the back of the grill without burning yourself.  I have found about 800mm is deep enough.  For an insulated vertical that sure is a large firebox. I have found 25% of cooker volume works fine on the ones I have built.

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