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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by isaac View Post
 

Nice work. How did you come up with the 7" to inset the fire box to the cc? i'm just in the process of my build and i see as lot of fb inserted into the cook chamber, is there any benefit to this? Or does it matter if Fb is on the outside? Im sure The Guru will have some input.........Dave? 

 

For ease in fit up.....   insert the FB past the weld seam...   the weld seam usually has a backing strip inside the tank that makes fitting up the RF plate very difficult....  cutting and fitting around all those odd shapes etc...

post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post
 

 

For ease in fit up.....   insert the FB past the weld seam...   the weld seam usually has a backing strip inside the tank that makes fitting up the RF plate very difficult....  cutting and fitting around all those odd shapes etc...


Look at the pictures I posted here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/238867/im-gonna-be-driving-you-guys-crazy#post_1496307 and you'll see what Dave is talking about.

post #23 of 35
Will it matter if I am rolling and installing flat ends? A true cylinder.
post #24 of 35

Installing into the CC increases the heat transfer efficiency...  uses less fuel...  if the RF plate gets hot near the FB, open the upper air inlet more, install a heat shield plate....

 

post #25 of 35
Roger that Dave. My apologies for high jacking the thread.
post #26 of 35
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No worries Isaac.  If you look in the pic you can see the backing plate that Dave and Fred are talking about behind the weld seam.  Just makes things easier on a tank.

 

 

 

post #27 of 35
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Made a big fire in the CC last nite (that the kids turned into a weenie roast) and now have the Cc ready for internals.  

 

post #28 of 35
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Got me a new toy today. Picked up a plasma.  Played with it all day.  Even got my plenum and exhaust done. Pretty happy with it.  Almost got the reverse flow plate done but ran out of argon.  

 

post #29 of 35
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post #30 of 35
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Got two of the racks done and decided to season it up today. Threw in some chicken just to not waste the smoke. Need to work on the firebox vents since the fire was starving. That's an easy fix tho. Ran pretty well. A few odds and ends and some paint and she'll be done. Thanks everyone for the help.

post #31 of 35

Air inlet vents, similar to the ones pictured below, work very will.... Across from the FB/CC opening and below the wood grate in the FB...  Your wood grate should be about ~6" above the bottom of the FB.... 

 

 

post #32 of 35
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Those are similar to what I'm planning Dave.  The FB is a repurposed wood burning stove so the door has the original wood burner vents.  Thought maybe it'd be enough but I had to crack the door to get the temps up.  Obviously the fire was starving for oxygen.  I'll probably leave the originals and put new vents on the side with the uppers just above the door straight across from the CC opening. Still have to add handles and build a front shelf also, but worked pretty well for a first seasoning.

 

post #33 of 35
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Got thermometers, CC door handles and firebox vents done today. Hopefully it's ready to rock. We'll see tomorrow. Got a but and some ribs rubbed and in the fridge gettin happy.
post #34 of 35
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Got the front shelf and another rack done today then fired it up. Doing a butt and a rack of ribs. I'm 4 and 1/2 hours in and the smoker is chugging along nicely between 225 and 250 depending on when I add fuel. It's eating 2 or 3 splits every 30 to 45 min. Pretty happy with it. 4.5 hrs and the butt is at 172. Getting ready to foil it. The ribs have 45m left. Probably just foil them both at the same time.
post #35 of 35

Lookin' good....   TBS looks perfect.....   Thumbs Up

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