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  1. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Thanks! It’s taken a while to get going again, but hoping to get loads done this year
  2. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    This weekend we sorted the sliding vents on the FB, milled a groove in the FB door and glued in the the rope, also managed to fabricate the hinges for the door and got it all attached 😃
  3. Blakus

    Stack size correct?

    Yes, I think you’re right. If I make it 32” long it will be 5X the ESV required. Is there any problems with having the extra length?
  4. Blakus

    Stack size correct?

    If I’ve used the calculator correctly, then a 6” stack only needs to be 6.5” long 🧐 Is there any harm in going longer than what’s calculated?
  5. Blakus

    Stack size correct?

    Hi everyone, my RF build is progressing now, and I’ll soon be at the stage of fitting the stack. I just want to make sure I get it right. It’s a relatively small build, tank size 46” X 15”, FB 15”X15”. With it being so long and skinny it seems the right thing to do is to go big on the stack for...
  6. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Crikey, nearly 4 years on since my last post 😳 Today we actually did something! FB all tacked together, Chop will finish welding it in the week, and attach it to the CC. Hopefully Friday we will cut the door opening.
  7. Blakus

    200 litre / 53 gallon Tank

    Hi Wet Spaniel! I’m in the UK too and had similar issues finding a larger capacity tank. Mine is 46”X15” compressor tank, I’m still gambling on RF build, Davomak gave some great calculations and adjustments due to the narrow CC. Basically to make it draw I’m having to use a 36”X 6” diameter...
  8. Blakus

    one cooking grate or two in a horizontal tank 19.75" ID?

    …and there’s me pondering a small second top food grate in my 35gal 15” diameter build. After reading this I’m definitely sticking to just the one main grill!
  9. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Hi everyone! After a massive delay (nearly 3 years, oops!) we're going to get building again. I just would like to ask some advice with the usual order of play. Does this seem correct? 1- build the fb independently. 2- cut the and attach door on cc. 3- clean and burn rust out of cc (any tips...
  10. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Shortly after that we had time to cut the steel for the FB
  11. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    This Friday we made the cut to the CC, not to the original measurements, but to what @daveomak recommended due to me using such a long and narrow CC. Thanks to @daveomak for the revised calculations!
  12. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Would someone like to cast their eye over my calculations before we make the first cut? Thanks, D.
  13. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Today we stripped the tank down, smoothed everything off and marked out the CC/FB opening.
  14. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    This weekend I’d like to make a start on the smoker, I’ll dismantle all the unwanted junk and remove all the unwanted attachments. I’d like to get a accurate internal measurement of the length and diameter of the CC so I can run the calculator again but I understand you shouldn’t cut the CC...
  15. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Thanks kmmamm, not sure if I’ve done it right, but this is what I come up with... Link to BBQ Pit Calculator
  16. Blakus

    First ever build: 35Gal RF

    Hi everyone, I’m David I live in the UK, I’ve used a cheap drum smoker for a few years and have enjoyed the results but the build quality and design has been frustrating to say the least. It’s time to build a nice piece of kit that will last me a life time. I want to build a RF smoker from a...
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