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Any upright compressor builds out there?

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I built a 33 gallon reverse flow last year.  It works well but the small size creates some issues/limitations.  I have acquired the tank for my next build.  It is a 60 gallon.  I was thinking of maybe doing an upright (to save space while not using).  What are the disadvantages?  I still want it to burn split wood and charcoal.  Best to put the firebox off to the side or could I even put the fire box directly under the inverted compressor tank?  I do realize the entire thing might be a little unstable so I would plan for that as well.

 

Any links or advice for an upright compressor build?  My other thought is just a traditional offset (not reverse flow), but I've kind of already done that.

post #2 of 8
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Here are the two ideas I was thinking about.  Correct me if I am wrong but it seems as though an upright would be easier to maintain constant temps all throughout?

 

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I think I have decided on option #2.  Do I need to take the same measurement considerations into account for an upright as I would if it was sitting sideways?  Doesn't the fact that it is upright kind of create a draft?  For example, a weber smokey mountain (same idea here) doesn't have an exaust stack to create draft.  I guess my question is, do I need to calculate the size of the FB to CC opening or can I just cut a 8-10" circle in the firebox (FB to CC) and then a short 3-4" tall exaust that is about 4" wide (or even NO exhaust?  I would have a baffle on top of the exaust to open/close as needed.

 

Here is my latest idea.  Thoughts?  Again, if a Weber Smokey mountain (and other uprights) don't have an exhaust stack, will this need one?  Or does the rising heat automatically create the draft I need? 

 


Edited by busmania - 3/2/16 at 7:07am
post #4 of 8
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I really need help!  Is there anyone that can help point me in the right direction for dimensions on this puppy?  I really just need to know if the FB to CC opening matters (I was thinking about a 12-14" circle cut from top of firebox).  Also, how to calculate the stack size for this.  I can figure out air inlets and such on my own. 

 

Thank you.

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Guess it's just me, my thread and my smoker (and welder of course)....

 

mocked it up so I could visualize (I cannot draw for crap)

 

40% scale

 

Theme I am thinking about

post #6 of 8
Looks good I know on my drum smoker built or the uds witch ever you want to call it. I added a 8" tall 2" pipe for an exhaust. To get the temps up in cold weather smoking.
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Originally Posted by busmania View Post

Guess it's just me, my thread and my smoker (and welder of course)....

mocked it up so I could visualize (I cannot draw for crap)

40% scale



Theme I am thinking about

Hey I just came across this post and was wondering if you ever got it built? If so how did it work
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Originally Posted by busmania View Post

Guess it's just me, my thread and my smoker (and welder of course)....

mocked it up so I could visualize (I cannot draw for crap)

40% scale



Theme I am thinking about

Hey I just came across this post and was wondering if you ever got it built? If so how did it work
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