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Recent content by Smokey_MattUK

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    Smoke Stack placement- advise needed

    Hey All, so i'm modifying my drum smoker. it's a horizontal drum and i'm moving the chimney. at the moment, it's at the top on the side. and i'm planning on moving it as per the below. the current location is really not feasible and it needs to be customised. so the template in the image...
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    Help. What steel to use?

    Surely that would apply for a dirty fire??
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    Help. What steel to use?

    Yea, I see your point. I’ve measured the opening internally and the hole itself is actually 3” in diameter, but the fabricator screwed tubing in and installed a 2” pipe. And it’s 10” in length. when I calculated the draft flow required and the dimensions of the stack if I leave it at 2” then I...
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    Help. What steel to use?

    Hey, thanks for that. The image of the firebox is just for reference. i just have a horizontal drum smoker. No wheels and the steel is probably 2mm thick. So I’m modifying the structure by adding a bigger and longer chimney, but as I’m concerned about the weight of the chimney so reinforcing...
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    Help. What steel to use?

    Hey all so I need to pick your brains regarding steel choices. Steel choices so I’ve been in contact with several steel suppliers here in the uk and I’ve been able to source 1/4” steel. Black Mild Steel Sheet But now I’m being offered black mild steel sheet, which as I understand is hot...
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    Oil drum smoker help needed

    @daveomak Need your help here please. I’m struggling with the circle calculator. Can’t seem to get my head around it. Ive found a fabricator, but they need drawings and I’m writing a brief for them. What I need help with is the FB/CC opening dimensions. I’ve put the link to the pit calculator...
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    Oil drum smoker help needed

    Thanks for this. I’ll take a look at that and the calculator. Time difference and all I’m working now. So will check tonight. now the hard part is finding a fabricator as the ones I’ve seen only do railings and stairs. I’m sure if I plan this well I could get a welder to do most of the work if...
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    Oil drum smoker help needed

    Hey all. UK bbq here. Now I’ve got myself an oil drum bbq that I used as a smoker over the weekend. Did a cracking ribs recipe which was a winner using “madscientistbbq” YouTube. But I struggled burning a clean fire as there’s not a huge amount of air getting in even though I’ve got a vent...
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