Technical ?

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by shooterrick, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok many of you saw my 1944 Army field oven I am going to convert. By my meaurements she now Called Gunny Smoker, will be about the size of a Backwoods Competitor model smoker but with less grates installed. I am trying to figure the Square Inches of area needed for the exhaust. The top of Gunny is hinged in two places and at the center hinge a gap equal to 3/4 inch by 20 inches long runs across the lid. That is I think a surface area of about 15 sq inches. Since this lid fits so well around the edges I thought about not replacing it but using that gap with a simple deflector hood used to deflect the smoke from the front. Will this work and is the 15 sq. inch area to much or not enoeph as an exhaust.??
     
  2. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wait going to look at it. Mean time where are you in elevation? ASL

    OK back from that... exhaust is a function of the fire box, temperature you want to maintain and elevation above sealevel. Or Altitude.
     
  3. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    About as close to sea level and still not be wet.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Rick at least your not in the bowl and below sea level [​IMG]
     

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