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Got the firebox done. Only working on it in my breaks at work. Will get her done eventually though.
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Looking good!
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You guys think it will be ok to use 1/4" punch plate for the cooking grate? Its 1/8" Plate with 1/4" holes drilled all in it.
post #24 of 34

I would use expanded metal...  light weight....  room for lots of air flow.....   If you want you could use flattened and expanded metal....

post #25 of 34
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Ok, i have a piece of expanded metal. I also got offered a 5" smokestack off a semi truck. 5" too big?
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Ok, i have a piece of expanded metal. I also got offered a 5" smokestack off a semi truck. 5" too big?

What size exhaust does the tutorial say you need....

post #27 of 34
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Im not exactly sure how to use the formula for the exhaust in the tutorial. Says my exaust in cubic inches is 132.66. I came up with a 33" stack for a 5" pipe. Im not sure what this symbol means (+/-) plus or minus? Anyway if a 5" I.D pipe is too big I Will go buy a 4" pipe at a parts store or something.
post #28 of 34

+/- means something close is good enough....   It ain't rocket science...  some guys put numbers together from different RF smokers and came up with a happy medium that works... 

 

33" +/- is perfect height and if 5" fit the equation, you are good to go...

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10 4. Thanks.
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Slowly but surely.
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I bought a 4" pipe and cut it to daves specs. Hope to have it done by next week sometime. Gonna go today and get a thermometer and some paint and paint stripper.
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