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Is there a particular reason - other than readily available 6" stove pipe - that 6" is the only(?) diameter used in double barrel builds? 

 

I took a look at some today for my build but they seemed huge!  Would decreasing the size to 4" not conduct enough heat?

post #2 of 4
4" flows 1/2 of 6"... You want all the flow you can get... I would use 8" and control the heat with the air inlet on the FB....
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Thread Starter 

I assumed there would be some difference in flow between sizes but it had me thinking...

 

Obviously, the moe flow the better.  However, if our ideal temps are only within 50-75* of each other then would reducing the diameter control itself essentially?

 

I am running two 4" elbows instead of one/two 6" elbows.  If I can hit ideals temps running full open, albeit smaller, pipe then why mess with larger ones and mess with inlet airflow?

 

I suppose the question is: can I hit optimal temps on wide open 4"? Or is the control available from 6" and FB inlet that much more ideal?

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Someday, you may want to adjust the temperature....
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